The purpose or mission of Church Alive is to make a clear, Biblical
witness to Jesus Christ crucified, risen and exalted; to encourage rigorous
theological enquiry and discussion; to challenge doctrinal inadequacies;
to encourage spiritual growth through prayer, Bible learning, sacramental
worship and other means of grace; and to encourage a truly prophetic approach
to the culture and society in which we live.
Church Alive's Statement of Faith consists of the Preamble and Twenty
Articles of the Basis of Union, which brought Methodists, Presbyterians,
Congregationalists and local union congregations together to form The United
church of Canada in 1925. This doctrinal statement acknowledges the teaching
of the great creeds of the ancient Church (Manual 1995, p. 13, sec.
2.0). Subordinate statements of faith are the "15 Affirmations for Lent
1974" and "A Covenant" signed by twenty Commissioners of the 1990 General
Council. For the text of these statements please click on Faith Statements here.