Unlike most other churches, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) does not have an official doctrine or creed we can refer to when someone asks, "What do you believe?" From the earliest New Testament days, persons evidenced their belief in God and their acceptance of Jesus Christ through a simple confession of faith. To this day, becoming a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) requires the same confession first made by Peter when Jesus asked him "Who do you say I am?" Peter responded, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Persons who wish to join our congregation are asked only, "Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and do you accept him as your personal Lord and Savior?"
What We Believe About…
- Communion: The Lord's Supper or Communion is celebrated weekly in worship. It is open to all who confess their faith in Jesus Christ.
- Freedom of belief: We believe that we are called to follow the teachings of Jesus as God's Son. All of us are free to follow our consciences guided by Scripture, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer and we extend that freedom to others, respecting that people find their way to God by many different paths.
- Baptism by immersion: Immersion in the waters of baptism is an outward sign of God's grace in our lives and our response to that grace. While we practice immersion, other baptism traditions are honored and respected.
- The Ministry of believers: We believe that God calls us all – both the ministers and the members of the church - to lead in worship, to serve, and to grow spiritually into the gifts God has given us.