International Churches of Christ

International Churches of Christ

Classification

Christian restorationist[1] , Christian fundamentalism

Orientation

New Testament, Evangelical [2] {{@small {{@sup [3]}}}}

Polity

Congregationalist

Geographical area

global (159 nations)

Founder

Kip McKean

Branched from

Churches of Christ

Separations

Kip McKean’s movement “City of Angels ICC”

Congregations

543 (2005)

Members

95,751 (2005)

ICoC official statistics[4]


New Religious Movements[5]

The International Churches of Christ (typically abbreviated to ICOC) is a body of autonomous,[6] non-denominational,[7] religiously conservative, culturally innovative, socially engaging, and racially integrated[8] Christian congregations, an offshoot from the Mainline Churches of Christ.[9] Sometimes called the Boston Movement because of its early ties to the Boston Church of Christ,[10][11] it is a controversial [12] restorationist Church which branched from the mainline Churches of Christ in the late 1980s under the leadership of Kip McKean.[13] The ICOC regards the New Testament of the Bible as the supreme authority on doctrine, ecclesiastical structure, and moral beliefs — while acknowledging the historical accuracy and divine inspiration of the non-binding Old Testament — and thus claim the distinction of being “pre-denominational”. Members of the International Churches of Christ generally emphasize their intent to simply be part of the original church established by Jesus Christ in his death, burial, and resurrection, which became evident on the Day of Pentecost as described in Acts 2.

From: Wikipedia



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