The International Churches of Christ is a body of co-operating religiously conservative, and racially integrated Christian congregations, an offshoot from the mainline Churches of Christ. They hold to the belief that each person is saved by the grace of God if and when they place their faith in Jesus Christ, become a disciple, repent of their sins, and are baptized.
It is a network of over 600 churches spread across some 160 nations, they consider themselves non-denominational. The structure of this family of congregations seeks to avoid two extremes; overly centralized authority and disconnected autonomy. The largest congregation, the Los Angeles Church of Christ, has over 6000 members. The largest church service was held in the AT&T stadium in San Antonio during a World Discipleship Summit, Texas with 17 000 in attendance,
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