Who Are the Disciples of Christ?

 Our Identity

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.

Disciples of Christ Identity Statement

 

Disciples affirm that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God and offers saving grace to all. 

We affirm that all people are God’s children.

 

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in the early 1800s in the United States.  Seeking to move beyond denominational disagreements, the founders envisioned a united church of Jesus Christ modeled on the New Testament.  Our community of faith is structured around the biblical idea of covenant and emphasizes accountability to one another because of our shared belief in Jesus Christ.
 
 

  Practices

Disciples practice freedom of belief. 
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We are called together around belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 
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Disciples are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and we are expected to extend that freedom to others. 
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We hold the centrality of Scripture and recognize that each person has the freedom- and the responsibility- to study God’s Word within the community of the church.
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Disciples celebrate the Lord’s Supper every week in worship and believe that the Table is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
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Disciples practice baptism by immersion and affirm that 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 traditions of baptism are honored.
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The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship.  The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.

 
 
 
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
 
Christian Church in Ohio

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