In Churches of Christ all are encouraged to take part in the life and work of the church. This mutual expression of ministry recognises that each member has gifts and abilities to help in ministry and mission. Each local Church of Christ is independent. Its autonomy is respected. However, local churches form a part of a wider network with many other churches. Together they comprise the state and national conferences of Churches of Christ. Through conference, local churches cooperate with other like-minded churches to combine resources, and support the wider mission of the Church in Australia and overseas.

Through ministry and mission, Churches of Christ respond to human need. People explore and develop faith and spirituality as it relates to the here and now. We want to share the good news of Jesus through effective evangelism and mission. We are not only concerned that people should find a vital faith in God, our concern is also to respond with compassion to human need, both local and international.

In the local church we show compassion through pastoral care activities. In this way support, encouragement and healing are part of our ministry and mission. As part of our commitment to the message of the Bible, we also apply our ministry to social justice, and care of our environment.

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