Our Beliefs
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a church with its beginning on American soil, as a “People of the Book,” with its deepest roots in the New Testament.  Like most Christians, Disciples affirm that...
  • Jesus is the son of the living God and offers saving grace to all.
  • All people are God's children.

We practice...

  • Open Communion.  The Lord's Supper is celebrated in weekly worship.  It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
  • Baptism by immersion.  In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside and a new life of trust in God begins.  Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

We believe in...

  • Freedom of belief.  Disciples are called together around the belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  People are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.  We 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.
  • The oneness of the church.  All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to find ways to work together in showing God's love through witness and service.  We hear a special calling to make visible the unity of all Christians.  In our diversity we belong to one another because we commonly belong to Christ.
  • The ministry of all believers.  Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.  We affirm the priesthood of all believers, rejoicing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit - which include the gift of leadership - that God has given for the common good.
“In Essentials …. UNITY! In Non-Essentials …. LIBERTY! In All Things …. CHARITY!”
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