What Disciples Believe

Open Communion

The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship and is open to all who seek to follow Jesus Christ.

The Oneness of the Church

All Christians are called to be one in Christ and seek opportunities for common witness and service.  Our congregation, while in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is autonomous and self-governed.

The Importance of Scripture

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God and is best heard and understood within the community of faith guided by the Holy Spirit.

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 prayers.  We are expected to extend that freedom to others.  We celebrate diversity as a strength, rather than a weakness, and do not expect everyone’s interpretation of the Bible or the Christian life to be identical.

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 ordained ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.  We believe that God provides spiritual gifts to all and do not restrict any office or role in the life of the church by gender or age.

And above all, we proclaim that Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, who offers saving grace to all who seek him.