As Disciples we are called to love our neighbors as Jesus loves us. We welcome all persons into our faith community to follow Jesus Christ regardless of previous religious affiliation, mode of baptism, gender, race, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, mental or physical ability, or familiy configuration.
Love – Accepting all people with respect, kindness and compassion
Mission – Reaching out to share God’s love with others
Growth – Strengthening spiritual life through study and prayer
Community – Nurturing a faith family grounded in friendship, laughter and trust
Integrity – Living so that we honor God as spirit filled disciples of Christ
God loves us unconditionally and provides for us. God hears and answers our prayers. God is in control.
Jesus is the son of God who died on the cross to bring us into relationship with God and give us the gift of eternal life.
Jesus is the living example of God’s love; he shows us how God wants us to live and love others.
The Holy Spirit is God living within us. It comforts us and empowers us to do God’s work.
Prayer is a conversation between us and God. It gives us strength to be the people God wants us to be.
The Bible is the inspired word of God that is our continual source of wisdom, inspiration and strength.
Communion is open to all Christians and it reminds us of the sacrifice and the resurrection of Jesus. He is present with us at the table.
The church is a loving Christian community that offers acceptance and support for all people. The church helps us to grow in our relationship with God and serve others.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is the oldest denomination founded in the United States. The Church's founding fathers were disturbed by the hostility and lack of fellowship between Christians of different churches. They felt that much of the problem was caused by differences in doctrine.
In response to this problem they proposed a church that has no formal doctrine. We have no doctrine but the Bible and no creed but Christ. Our approach is to encourage everyone to read the Bible, seek the leading of the Holy Spirit and allow God to teach us from His word. We believe that unity among believers is extremely important to the life and growth of the body of Christ.
Beliefs and practices usually associated with Disciples include:
Our 10:30am worship is “blended” and includes all kinds of music. There is always a special message for children as well as a Biblically based sermon. A children’s program is available during worship following the children’s message.
Our 5:00pm worship service is “contemporary” service with preachers who Proclaim the Word! Deric Norris plays the piano for this intimate and caring community.
Every week at the end of our worship, we extend an invitation to come forward to affirm or re-affirm their relationship with Jesus Christ.
We have no creed but Christ and the only requirement for membership is accepting Jesus Christ, the only Son of the living God, as Lord and Savior and being willing to commit to being a growing, committed member. Then, as Children of God and brothers and sisters in Christ, we seek to grow in our relationship with God and our family.
We believe that God accepts us just the way we are – but does not leave us that way.
The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.