We are First Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

A Movement for Wholeness takes a look at the beliefs and practices of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as told through its members. The 9-minute video also explains the Church’s identity statement and its four priorities of witness and work. Produced by Communication Ministries and sponsored in part by the Disciples Mission Fund and the Oreon E. Scott Foundation.
 
 
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The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

 
 
AMovementForWholeness
 

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), while founded on American soil in the early 1800s, is uniquely equipped to live up to its identity that it is a “movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.” The denomination was born in the 1800s, and continues to be influenced by its founding ideals of our unity in Christ with openness and diversity in practice and belief.

 

 

The Vision of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.  – Micah 6:8

The Confession of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
– The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The church is identified with the Protestant “mainstream” and is widely involved in social and other concerns. Disciples have vigorously supported world and national programs of education, agricultural assistance, racial reconciliation, care of the developmentally disabled, and aid to victims of war and calamity.

The denomination now counts about 700,000 members in the United States and Canada in about 3,700 congregations. Numerically, the strength of the Disciples of Christ runs in a broad arc that sweeps from Ohio and Kentucky through the Midwest and down into Oklahoma and Texas.

Learn more at www.disciples.org