What do Disciples Believe?
What Disciples Believe
Like most Christians, Disciples Affirm:
- Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God,
- All persons are God’s children
Beliefs and practices usually associated with Disciples include:
- Open Communion. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
- Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
- Baptism by immersion. 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 baptism traditions are honored.
- Belief in the oneness of the church. All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
- The ministry of believers. Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.
What does The Chalice represent?
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.
Are you a member of a larger group?
Yes, we are a member congregation of the Bluebonnet Area of the Christian Church in the Southwest, which allows us to work beyond the boundaries of our own neighborhood. In the past, we have worked in an orphanage, medical clinic, Casa Batel and the Colonias in Matamoris, Mexico. To learn more about the opportunities to serve beyond the local congregation level, please click here.
Is there an official website for the Disciples of Christ?
Yes, there is. You can click on this banner below or go directly to disciples.org