Dreaming 2008: The Spirit Of Our Movement

By : Mark Butler State Minister Churches of Christ in SA and NT

Churches of Christ should only continue as a distinct Christian movement in Australia if we have something significant and distinctive to contribute to the Mission of God in action in the Australian community. Otherwise we should have the integrity to join whichever other movement/s with whom we would most easily assimilate. My hope and dream is that we can rediscover the essence of our heritage as a Movement and discern those core values from the New Testament. That rich heritage will give us a relevant, united witness in our world. I believe that those values discernible from our heritage provide us something significant to offer the future of Christian life and witness and, more importantly, contemporary Australian society, as we seek to engage - with integrity and authenticity - in the Mission of God as we understand it.

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