DeColores is an autonomous, functional structure with the purpose of strengthening the desire for greater lay activities in Christian churches. As an arm of the church, supported by christians from local church communities, the movement's twofold intent is to lay the essential foundation for a Christian life by calling persons to a renewed faith and to call persons to a conversion to Christ. it neither seeks church status, nor does it offer the sacrament of baptism.
Founded in the Cursillo "method", DeColores subscribes to the Nicene Creed, Apostles Creed and/or the Anthanasian Creed, and welcomes all persons seeking a deeper faith in Jesus Christ. Its weekend activities are designed to reinforce individual committment to Christ through piety, study and action.
The movement operates under the authority and control of the National DeColores Ministries governing body, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which reserves the right to authorize and control DeColores activities elsewhere.