Who are we?
Churches of Christ in Australia began with individuals and families seeking a better life in colonial Australia.
The earliest congregations were formed in South Australia in the mid-nineteenth century.
The following is adapted and augmented from the Churches of Christ in Australia website ‘Who are we’ section
Where Do We Come From?
The family of churches known as Churches of Christ, (or Christian Churches and Christian Church, Disciples of Christ) grew out of an early 19th Century movement with origins in both the United Kingdom and the United States of America. It sprang from a desire to get behind church traditions and seek the mind of Christ for His Church. A return to New Testament Christianity, its patterns and Biblical authority was seen to be the pathway ahead for unity among believers, breaking down denominational barriers and being the kind of church on earth Christ would have us be.