IT’S NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT!

As Disciples of Christ, or the Christian Church, we are a body of inclusive and loving individuals from all walks of life.  You will find conservatives and liberals, handwaving people, people who sit as still as possible, funny people, serious people, people who are struggling, people who are hurting and people with unbelievably loving hearts.  We are a church that celebrates outreach and taking care of those less fortunate in our community.  

As a Disciple, you do not have to subscribe to any creed.  We are part of the free-church movement in Protestant Christianity.  All Disciples are free to believe and interpret scripture as the Holy Spirit moves them to do so.  We believe in “priesthood of the believer,” which means we believe through Christ we have direct access to God.  We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, is part of the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, was crucified on a cross for the sins of mankind and was resurrected so that all who believe will spend an eternity in His loving arms.

We can trace our history back to the Stone-Campbell movement during the Second Great Awakening period in the early 19th century.  Two separate groups of believers led by former Presbyterians, Barton Stone and Alexander Campbell, convened at Cane Ridge, Kentucky for a revival meeting where the two groups eventually merged to form a group of believers without denominational ties who were simply followers, or disciples, of Jesus.

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We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.

To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.- Micah 6:8

To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
– The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
This confession is the opening paragraph in the Preamble to the Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  It is used by many Disciples congregations in worship as an affirmation of the faith of the church throughout the ages – not as a “test of fellowship,” but as a statement of faith that identifies the Disciples’ commitment to and place within the universal and ecumenical church.

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