The American Council of Christian Churches is a fundamental, multi-denominational organization whose purposes are:
- to provide information, encouragement, and assistance to Bible-believing churches, fellowships and individuals;
- to preserve our Christian heritage through exposure of, opposition to, and separation from doctrinal impurity and compromise in current religious trends and movements;
- to protect churches from religious and political restrictions, subtle or obvious, that would hinder their ministries for God;
- to promote obedience to the inerrant Word of God.
The necessary reasons for the Council are set forth in the opening preamble of our constitution–
WHEREAS, It is the duty of all true churches of the Lord Jesus Christ to make a clear testimony to their faith in Him, especially in these darkening days of apostasy in many professing churches, by which apostasy whole denominations in their official capacity, as well as individual churches, have been swept into a paganizing stream of modernism under various names and in varying degree; and
WHEREAS, There has been a notable growth of autocratic domination especially on the part of modernistic leaders by whom the rightful powers of true churches are often usurped and are now being usurped; and
WHEREAS, The commands of God to His people to be separate from all unbelief and corruption are clear and positive; and
WHEREAS, We believe the times demand the formation of an agency, for fellowship and cooperation on the part of Bible-believing churches for the maintenance of a testimony pure and steadfast to the great fundamental truths of the Word of God as held by the historic Christian Church through the centuries, for the accomplishment of tasks which can better be done in cooperation than separately, and to facilitate the discharge of the obligations which inhere in the Commission of Christ to His Church.
THEREFORE, the constituent denominations forming this Council, do now establish it as an agency, without compromise or evasion, unreservedly dedicated as a witness to “the faith once delivered unto the saints.”