To nurture fellowship among Congregational Christian Churches and to support ministries of the local church in its community and to the world, all in the name of Christ
Because the NACCC is an association of individual churches, the NACCC depends on a structure of volunteers to determine and manage its programs and policies. NACCC staff serves to encourage and support this important work on behalf of member churches.
Over 50 years ago, the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC) was incorporated as a fellowship of Congregational churches. The churches in this fellowship opposed merging with the Evangelical and Reformed Church that some Congregational churches favored. The idea of merging with another denomination was not, in and of itself, offensive. However, the controversy about this particular merger centered on Congregational identity, practice and cherished values. Those against the merger feared that the merger would establish a church hierarchy and that their church would lose its independence and ability to self-govern. While this is a simplistic summary of a complicated and emotionally-fraught period of history, it illustrates how core principles and practices of the Congregational Way were the driving values that formed the NACCC. To learn more about the core principles of Congregationalism preserved by the churches of the NACCC, you may download The Art and Practice of the Congregational Way or request a hard copy from the NACCC office.
Articles and Bylaws
The NACCC is structures as both an Association and a Corporation, each with its own set of separate but related Articles of Association and Bylaws. You may review them here:
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