Tuesday, January 23, 2007

One World Church?

There's a new ecumenical movement getting started. Thirty-six churches and national Christian organizations representing over 100 million Christians will be the founding members of Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A. (CCT), which is said to be the only venue where all the major groupings of churches come together and also the most extensive ecumenical effort in U.S. history.

This new movement is bringing together Evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox, Protestant, racial and ethnic, and Roman Catholic churches.

I don't know that much about the movement yet to offer an informed opinion, but appears to me to just be another step toward a one world church - hopefully I'm wrong...
Churches/Organizations which have agreed to join and become founding participants:
American Baptist Churches, USA
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
Armenian Orthodox Church in America
Bread for the World
Call to Renewal/Sojourners
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Reformed Church in NA
Church of God Ministries (Anderson, IN)
Church of God of Prophecy
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Coptic Orthodox Church
Evangelicals for Social Action
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Free Methodist Church
Friends United Meeting
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
International Council of Community Churches
International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Moravian Church*
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
National Baptist Convention of America
National Baptist Convention, USA
Open Bible Churches
Orthodox Church in America
Reformed Church in America
Syrian Orthodox Church
The Episcopal Church
The Evangelical Covenant Church
The Korean Presbyterian Church in America
The Presbyterian Church USA — provisional until 2010
The Salvation Army
United Church of Christ
United Methodist
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
World Vision
*provisional until 2006

Churches/Organizations in decision making process or present as observers:
African Methodist Episcopal Church
AME Zion Church
America's National Prayer Committee
Association of Vineyard Churches
Baptist General Convention of Texas
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Church of God (Cleveland)
Church of God in Christ, Inc
Church of the Brethren
Church of the Nazarene
Community of Christ
Mennonite Church USA
Elim Fellowship
Evangelical Free Church of America
Mission America Coalition
Nat'l Missionary Baptist Convention of America
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc

1 comment:

  1. It looks like that to me too, Jon. I'm is glad my pastor is against these such movements and sticks close to the Word of God!