About Us

The information listed below on this page will help you to learn more about Disciples.

What Disciples Believe

Open Communion
The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship and it is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ

The Oneness of the Church
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and services.

Freedom of Belief
As Disciples, we are called together around two essentials of faith: a belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and that Christians are free to follow their conscience guided by Bible study, the Holy Spirit and prayer. We are expected to extend that freedom to others.

Baptism by Immersion
In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, washed away and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

The Ministry of Believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.

And above all that Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, who offers saving grace to all who seek it through His Son.

 

The Chalice

chaliceThe Red Chalice, bearing the "X-shaped" cross of St. Andrew was adopted as the symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by the denomination's General Assembly in 1971.

The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord's Supper to Disciples life. The St. Andrew's cross, the national cross of Scotland, focuses attention on the Scottish Presbyterian roots of the church. Thomas and Alexander Campbell both studied in Scotland and were Presbyterians. St. Andrew has been identified with the laity and evangelism, prominent emphases of the Disciples over the years.

The red color of the chalice signifies vitality, spirit and sacrifice.

The chalice and St. Andrew's Cross, symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), adopted by the church's General Assembly in 1971, is a trademark registered with the United States Patent Office.

 

A Disciples Affirmation

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.

In Christ's name and by His grace
we accept our mission of witness
and service to all people.

We rejoice in God,
maker of heaven and earth,
and in the covenant of love
which binds us to God and one another

Through baptism into Christ
we enter into newness of life
and are made one with the whole people of God.

In the communion of the Holy Spirit
we are joined together in discipleship
and in obedience to Christ.
At the table of the Lord
we celebrate with thanksgiving
the saving acts and presence of Christ.

Within the universal church,
we receive the gift of ministry
and the light of scripture.

In the bonds of Christian faith
we yield ourselves to God
that we may serve the One
whose kingdom has no end.

Blessing, glory and honor
be to God forever. Amen.