The Voyage Continues Virtual Conference
July 23 – 25, 2021
The International Congregational Fellowship invites you to participate in our upcoming virtual conference, titled “The Voyage Continues”, from July 23-25, 2021. This conference will celebrate the 400th year anniversary of the Mayflower landing in North America as well as the stories of how congregationalism has spread to countries around the world! We hope to see you there!
Learn more about the upcoming viritual conference here!
Register for the virtual conference here!
Watch pre-conference videos on our theme here!
The Congregational churches trace their roots to sixteenth-century England. Freethinking Christians motivated by the Reformation wanted change in their ways of worship. The Puritans wanted to “purify” the Church of England by demanding an educated clergy and the right to hire their own minister. They also believed that a church should be a simple gathering of Christians with Christ as the only head of their church created for the purpose of hearing God’s Word and governed by a covenant written by its members.
Some of those church reformers stayed in England while others became Separatists and joined the Pilgrims on the Mayflower for their journey to New England in 1620. From those humble beginnings evangelism and mission movements caused the Congregational churches to spread from one end of the world to the other.