Disciples of Christ

As part of the the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s table as God has welcomed us. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or Disciples was founded in the early 1800’s in the United States and today make up nearly 3,800 congregations. Disciples congregations are self governing and as unique as all the individuals that make them up.
Worship services may be formal or informal and include lay women and men in leadership. Diversity of opinion is common throughout the congregations as we continue to grow in diversity.
We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world, requiring nothing more – and nothing less – as a basis of our life together. Disciples hold the centrality of scripture, recognizing that each person has the freedom – and the responsibility – to study God’s Word within the community of the church. We practice the baptism of believers, which emphasizes that God’s grace demands a response of faith and discipleship, while also recognizing the baptism performed in other churches.

We affirm and rejoice in the gifts of the Holy Spirit – which include the gift of leadership – that God has given for the common good, and so we believe that all persons are called by God to do service and work in the church as lay persons lead in worship and various ministries in each congregation. As Disciples, we participate in God’s mission for the world, working with partners to heal the brokenness of creation and bring justice and peace to the whole human family. We hear a special calling to make visible the unity of all Christians, proclaiming that in our diversity we belong to one another because we commonly belong to Christ.