Prior to 2000, we were known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS). Because of the length of the name and the difficulty in differentiating ourselves from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) we found the need to shrink the size of the name while keeping the essence of the meaning.
Who We Are?
The Community of Christ’s 250,000 members live and minister in more than 60 nations. We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace. Christ’s mission is our mission. Learn more at www.CofChrist.org.
What do We Believe?
Jesus Christ is at the center of our faith and beliefs. Our Basic Beliefs are not the last word, but an invitation to further explore your discipleship.
To view, our Basic Beliefs follow this link.
The five Mission Initiatives are blessings to the church. They guide us directly onto paths that help us make Christ’s mission our mission. Though the initiatives carry great importance and value individually, they work best in congregations and ministries that honor all five. In this holistic fashion, they help us know, be, and do as we serve Christ.
Our Enduring Principles define the essence, heart, and soul of our faith community. They describe the personality of our church as expressed throughout the world.