The mission of the Church and Society Team is: ”To encourage
life-transforming Christian leadership and faith in action that promotes peace
and social justice, beginning in our own community, and extending around the
world.” The team also seeks to implement the current short form of the
mission statement of Canterbury: Follow Jesus … Serve Others. The Team
seeks to accomplish this by:
Identifying and highlighting the Bible’s call to people of faith to promote
social justice and civic righteousness.
Promoting a sense of Christian obligation to thoughtfully consider and
involve ourselves in social issues.
Raising awareness of social issues both within our congregation and among
civic leaders and politicians.
Fostering thoughtful debate and respect for differing opinions on social
Promoting analysis of social issues through "the eyes of Christ."
Advancing a belief within Canterbury that as Christians we have an
obligation to exercise our faith as we live and work in society.