CCU is pleased to announce the creation of the Center for Stone-Campbell Heritage. CCU has played an important role in the emergence and development of the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and will host the new center on our campus.
WHY DO WE NEED THIS CENTER?
The historic development and growth of the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ is both unique and important. Currently, our fellowship does not have a archival and research center directly associated with our history. Both the Disciples of Christ and the Churches of Christ have such heritage centers.
Until recently, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society served every segment of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. The DCHS has now fallen under the exclusive control of the Disciples of Christ and has focused its efforts on serving as a denominational archive and research center specific to the Disciples of Christ. This has created a vacuum for preserving our unique heritage.
PURPOSE OF THE CENTER
1. To collect, preserve, and make available for research materials related to the history of Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and the larger Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.
2. To acquire and preserve both documents and artifacts affiliated with the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.
3. To form a digital archive for the preservation and distribution of research materials.
The Center for Stone-Campbell Heritage desires to be the premier academic research collection for all materials related to the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. However, the center will also appeal to a popular level, providing access and resources for churches and individuals to pursue a more thorough understanding and connection to their faith tradition.
If you are interested in contributing to the development of the Center for Stone-Campbell Heritage, contact Dr. Rick Cherok at rick.cherok@CCUniversity.edu