Community of Christ

Shenandoah Congregation (San Antonio, TX)


Our Mission

We proclaim Jesus Christ.

Who lived, died, and lives again. 
Who acknowledged each person’s dignity and worth.
Who brought, for all people, the message of redemption and of God’s inexhaustible love.

Our mission is about sharing the peace of Jesus Christ in all its dimensions. “The peace of Jesus Christ” encompasses all of the promises, hopes, and blessings of the gospel as revealed by Christ and as affirmed by the Holy Spirit, his promised presence with us.

Worldwide, each of our congregations is a warm, participative community where we respect—and use—the gifts and talents of each person, from oldest to youngest in celebration of our mission. In neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and organizations, we share the peace of Jesus Christ by caring for each other, for all people, and for the earth itself.

We promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace.

Community: a place to belong. 
Women, men, and children—all holding something in common. 
A group working together toward a cherished purpose, and welcoming newcomers with joy.

Whether one labels it Zion, shalom, the peaceable kingdom, or God’s kingdom on earth, it starts right here, right now. This is the divine call to enflesh the gospel in community living, through which the physical and spiritual needs of people are to be met, and through which harmony, security, and peace can be realized. Together with God, we participate in building a world of peace, reconciliation, and healing of the spirit—an active, redemptive peace for all.