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Strategic Change Transcends International Borders

Christian Communion International, Province USA

Contact: Bishop Sean Yost, Christian Communion International, 904-285-8009, seanyost@thecci.tv

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Mar. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Communion of Convergence Churches USA (CCC-USA) is announcing a name change effective immediately: CCC-USA is now "Christian Communion International, Province USA."  The intent is to reduce ambiguity or confusion for constituent membership and for the surrounding world community by making this strategic change.

About the Christian Communion International (CCI):  CCI is a community of Christian churches around the world with a growing number of church networks in Africa, South America, Asia, North America and Europe. Its mission is the apostolic empowerment of God's people for service through convergence of Scripture, Spirit, and Sacrament to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

In October 2007, the name "Christian Communion International" was chosen by the College of Bishops as the universal identity of the communion. The commonly used words in the new name are easily understood and are functional in the multitude of languages and cultures represented within the worldwide communion.  The administrative offices of CCI, Province USA, are located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA.

History: The Communion of Convergence Churches USA (CCC-USA) was formed in May 2005 as a result of a merger of the Province USA of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) and the International Communion of Christian Churches. For two years the CCC-USA operated as a province but in October 2007 the CCC-USA formed into an international communion distinct from the CEEC. This new partnership relationship with the CEEC simplified and multiplied the efforts of both communions while preserving the deep relational bonds and distinctive strategies of each.