WHAT DISCIPLES BELIEVE

FREEDOM OF BELIEF

As Disciples, we are called together around two essentials of faith:  a belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; and that Christians are free to follow their conscience guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer and are expected to extend that freedom to others.

THE MINISTRY OF BELIEVERS

Both ordained ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.  Above all that, Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, who offers saving grace to all who seek it through His Son.

BAPTISM BY IMMERSION

In baptism, the self-centered life is set aside and washed away and a new life of trust in God begins.  Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored if you make the decision to take membership in this community of believers.

THE ONENESS OF THE CHURCH

All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.

OPEN COMMUNION

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