The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada is a national (Canadian) denomination as well as one of the 31 regions of the North American denomination - the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States & Canada.
Shaped and formed by its roots in the Restoration/Stone-Campbell Movement, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is committed to Christian unity through the restoration of faith and practices of the early church. Hallmarks of the faith include the celebration of weekly communion, adult/believer's baptism, and striving to be a pro-reconciling and anti-racist church.
In 2019, after two years of conversations between clergy, church historians, and lay leaders and the passing of the Full Communion agreement by both denominations' governing bodies, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The United Church of Canada celebrated Full Communion with a special service on World Communion Sunday at Broadway Disciples United Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Both denominations adopted these five marks of Full Communion:
Since 1927, the College of Churches of Christ in Canada has supported the education and training of Canadian Disciples seminarians, pastors, and lay leaders through prayers, scholarships, book bursaries, and ministry internships.
Over the years, the College has collaborated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada to provide: keynote speakers during regional assemblies, funding for clergy and seminarians to attend General Assembly, and continuing education opportunities. More recently, the College supported the denomination's online Lay Leaders Education Program, which was launched during the pandemic. In these and many other ways, the College continues to live out its mission to equip leaders and build up the church!
Since 1944, The Canadian Council of Churches has promoted Christian unity in word and in deed by calling diverse denominations together to work on ministry and mission in the world. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada is a founding member of the Council and it serves alongside more than 23 other member denominations, associate members, and affiliates.