Summary

Our constitution has been prepared, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ the Head of the Church, for the objective of guiding the Church in American Samoa and other localities.

WE, Ministers, Lay Preachers, Deacons, Women, all Congregants and Our Children enjoin together to establish the Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa, as entity to worship God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

About Us: Since the arrival of the first missionaries of the London Missionary Society (LMS), to bring the Gospel, the Church has been known by the name of LMS. Such has been the position since the year of 1830. In 1961, it was known by the name of LMS. Such has been the position since the year of 1830. In 1961, it was known as the Congregational Christian Church in Samoa and when it became independent in 1980, the name changed to that which is given above. The CCCAS (EFKAS) has been firmly established in the United States (mainland), Hawaii, New Zealand, and Australia, besides American Samoa.

Beliefs: The CCCAS, accepts the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the ultimate source of authority for Christian living, which includes all that is necessary for salvation. It is essential that the Church acts in accordance with teachings from the Holy Scriptures and the manifestations of the Holy Spirit.

The Creed of Faith: "I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator heaven and earth...I believe in Jesus Christ, God's Only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified, died and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day, He rose again. He ascended into heaven; He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead... I believe in the Holy Spirit... I believe in the holy catholic Church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen"

Faalapotopotoga E 'Auai Ma Pa'aga Faale-lotu
(Ecclesiastical Affiliations, Memberships And Partnerships)

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade International (BB/GB) 
  • National Ecumenical Youth in American Samoa (NEYAS)
  • Christian Education (formerly known as International Bible Reading Association-IBRA) 
  • Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC)
  • Congregational Christian Church in Samoa (CCCS) 
  • Pacific Theological College (PTC)
  • Council for World Mission (CWM) 
  • South Pacific Accreditation for Theological Schools (SPATS)
  • Endorsers Conference for Veterans Affairs Chaplains (ECVAC) 
  • United Church of Christ (UCC)
  • Global Ministries : East Asia-Pacific Region World 
  • Association for Christian Communication (WACC)
  • International Christian Endeavor's Society (CE) 
  • World Christian Endeavor’s Union (WCE)
  • Malua Theological College (MTC) 
  • World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)
  • National Conference for Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF) 
  • World Council of Churches (WCC)