We are Disciples!
We are one of almost 3800 churches in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) a Protestant denomination with a heritage of compassion and concern for all people.
We are people of diverse backgrounds, but claim our common cause in Jesus Christ. We celebrate and encourage the participation and leadership of both men and women, and understand that people worship in many ways. We value lifelong education, and have a variety of ways to grow by engaging in study.
We are large enough to provide adventurous and vibrant ministries for kids, students, and adults of all generations. But we are also small enough to feel like family, where people connect relationally and care for one another.
We are committed to making a difference in God’s world. For over 100 years we’ve been here for individuals, families, students and kids at every ages and stage of life. We serve others; and continually seek ways to meet the needs of the community. Maybe you’ve heard about some of our signature ministries; like Breakfast on Boulevard a program feeding the hungry in our community since 1990.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is one of the largest faith groups founded on American soil, today there are over 3,700 congregations with almost 700,000 members in the United States and Canada. Widely involved in social and other concerns, Disciples support world and national programs of education, agricultural assistance, racial reconciliation, care of the developmentally disabled and provide aid to victims of war and calamity.
Common Characteristics of Disciples Churches:
- Each congregation is self-governing
- Worship services include lay women and men in leadership
- Worship styles vary, some are formal, others informal, but all Disciples congregations observe The Lord's Supper each Sunday.
- Open discussion of issues is encouraged. Diversity of opinion is common.
- Study of scripture is a lifetime commitment, minds change and faith is continually making new discoveries.
- The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) often serves as a "bridge church" or a common ground for people with diverse denominational backgrounds. Persons who come from other Christian traditions are welcome without suspicion or condition, and their memories of worship and work are respected.
- We are growing in diversity; believing issues of social division, such as race, gender, income, or social standing have no place in the church.