The purposes of the Community of Concern are:
- To promote within the United Church of Canada, greater adherence to the Twenty Articles of Faith in the Basis of Union, understood on the light of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds and our Reformed, Wesleyan and Congregational heritage;
- To encourage within the United Church a theological renewal grounded in the Scriptures, Christian Tradition and the Articles of Faith;
- To encourage a deepening of theological perspective among members of the clergy and laity within the United Church;
- To assist the United Church of Canada in speaking to society with a clear, consistent, unambiguous and prophetic voice on matters of moral, social, economic and political significance.
The objectives of the organization are:
- To pursue a positive and healing ministry throughout the United Church, woking together to resolve our concerns and encouraging members to remain within the Church
- To promote reform of United Church Theological Colleges and education.
- To promote reform of United Church structures, procedures and leadership so that the concerns of congregations and members are taken seriously with openness and sensitivity.
- To promote the strengthening of family life and values by conforming to the Biblical admonition for sexual behaviour: loving fidelity with heterosexual marraiage and celibacy outside of marriage..
- To promote and sponsor theological conferences in support of these objectives.
- To co-operate with other like-minded organizations in support of these objectives. Church Alive, National Alliance of Covenanting Congregations, and the common publication of theses groups Fellowship Magazine.
- To provide financial, legal, and spiritual support for individual members, ministers and congregations in their efforts to achieve these objectives.
- To work both within and outside the court structures of the United Church of Canada to achieve these objectives.
- To maintain world-wide contacts with other groups and organizations having similar concerns and objectives. The Association of Church Renewal.