Our aim is to encourage active Christian unity and to strongly follow the principle of only doing separately what we cannot achieve together.
To enable all Christians to give visible expression of their common membership of the body of Christ.
Name - The body shall be known as 'Christians Together in Jersey' (CTJ).
To be a visible sign of the Churches' commitment to one another in obedience to our Lord's prayer that “they may all be one ... “ (John 17:21) by:
In fellowship with Churches Together in Hampshire and the Islands (CTHI) and Churches Together in England (CTE), the basis shall be that of the World Council of Churches, namely, 'a fellowship of Churches which confesses the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures, and therefore, seek to fulfil together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit'. In the power of the Spirit and united in pilgrimage and common witness, they seek a deepening of their communion with Christ and with each other.
The Assembly of representatives of member churches will meet at least twice a year and provide opportunity to worship, discuss, and have refreshments together. Any member of a participating church can attend meetings as an observer. One of these meetings shall be the Annual General Meeting at which officers are elected, audited accounts presented, and annual reports submitted.
As the servants of the churches the Assembly will:
Christians Together in Jersey shall consist of:
These will be payable by each participating congregation and the minimum amount shall be decided annually.
The Assembly shall have the power to amend the Constitution, but twenty-eight days notice will be given to local congregations of any proposed amendment to the Constitution. Amendments shall be approved by a majority of two thirds of the members of CTJ present and voting.
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