CHRISTIANS & DISCIPLES AFFIRM
Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God
All persons are God's children
Beliefs & Practices
The Lord’s Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ. That means that all Christians are invited to respond to Christ's invitation to draw closer to Him around the communion table. For Disciples, the open table is a powerful symbol of our deep commitment to Christian unity. The open table honors diversity even as it celebrates unity in Christ. All are welcome.
Diversity of belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons 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.
Belief in Church Unity
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
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.
The ministry of believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.