Who are the "Disciples"?
The truth is most people are not very familiar with and have not heard much about ‘The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)’. We believe so strongly in freedom and diversity that we pretty much lose our denominational identity in the process.
Still we have an amazing history. Our denomination was born on the American frontier back in the early 1800’s when the frontier was Kentucky, so we were one of the few truly ‘American’ churches at the time
From the very beginning, we have worked hard ecumenically, which is a big fancy word that means we work with other churches from other denominations, and aren’t really too worried about who gets the credit so long as mission and ministry is fulfilled. So, we will work with Baptists and Catholics, Presbyterians and Methodists, pretty much anyone who is seeking to share the Gospel and help people.
Although you might never have heard of us here in South Florida or currently know much about us, our Church has some very notable members including U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, famous actors, world leaders and many more. Please take a look at our “Notable members” page under the section of “Who are the Disciples” to learn a lot more about these members of our Church that you already know so well .
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.
In Christ’s name and by his grace
we accept our mission of witness
and service to all people.
We rejoice in God,
maker of heaven and earth,
and in God’s covenant of love
which binds us to God and to one another.
Through baptism into Christ
we enter into newness of life
and are made one with the whole people of God.
In the communion of the Holy Spirit
we are joined together in discipleship
and in obedience to Christ.
At the Table of the Lord
we celebrate with thanksgiving
the saving acts and presence of Christ.
Within the universal church
we receive the gift of ministry
and the light of scripture.
In the bonds of Christian faith
we yield ourselves to God
that we may serve the One
whose Kingdom has no end.
Blessing, glory, and honor
be to God forever