As members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we believe in God and that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, and we have accepted him as our personal Lord and Savior.
We celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and affirm that all people are created by God and understand the word ‘ALL’ to mean all: rich, poor, conservative, progressive, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, married, single, divorced, widowed, gay, straight etc.
We seek to extend Christ’s invitation “Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden…” (Matthew 11:28)
We are united in our belief in “One Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Ephesians 4:5), that in Christ, there is “Neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28).
We believe that the church is ‘the Body of Christ’ (1 Corinthians 12:27) and that all people are empowered by God through the Holy Spirit regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, etc.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and seek to study the Bible as a way of informing us in our faith and inspiring us in our discipleship.
We practice immersion as our form of baptism but we receive all forms of baptism and believe that those who have been baptized have been baptized in the eyes of God regardless of age or form of baptism (sprinkling, pouring, immersion, etc.) and so there is no need to be re-baptized.
We celebrate communion every Sunday and invite all believers, regardless of creed or tradition, to partake.
We affirm the ‘priesthood of all believers,’ which means, as mentioned above, we believe all people are empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are a congregationally governed church, meaning we do not have a ‘head’ church telling us what we have to do, but we also act within the church universal and are engaged in a number of ecumenical missions and ministries which means we work with other churches and other denominations.