What we believe.

Statement of Belief

The Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ is a Bible-based, New Testament Church, rooted and grounded in the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We are a

New Testament Church because our salvation, hope, and eternal life came through the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that the Church was established before the

foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), annuciated during Christ's ministry on earth, (Matthew 16:16), and inaugurated at Pentecost (Acts 2). 
 

We believe that the Founder is Jesus Christ, and the Church is founded on the love of God, that we are a New Testament Church, we are designated by name through

Christ as "Disciples"  and our emblem is the Fish.  We believe that there is one God, existing externally the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the doctrine of the Church of Christ is scripturally and spiritually based on the Word of God.

We believe that Christ is active in the lives of all who worship Him.

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God Himself, therefore the Holy Spirit is someone and not something.

We recognize preaching and teaching the Gospel as its first priority in obedience to the command given to the first Disciples by Jesus Himself.

We believe that if one is to follow the path of righteousness of Jesus Christ, she or he must be totally submerged under water, which is known as "water baptism."

We believe that the observance of the Lord's Supper by all believers is essential.

We believe that, according to Scripture, Christ demonstrated one of the greatest acts of humility, love and self-sacrifice by lowering Himself to wash His Disciples' feet.

We believe that one can only be restored to divine favor through salvation.

Aim & Plea

 Congregation: We, the Disciples of Christ, wishing to be in complete accord and agreement with the doctrine of Christ, set forth the following principles, which have been the focus of the Church for more than
a century.


Minister: General aim of the Church.

Congregation: Restoration of the New Testament teachings and practices.

Minister: Plea of the Church.

Congregation: No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible; no name but the
 Divine.


Minister: Where the Bible speaks, we speak.

Congregation: Where the Bible is silent, we are silent.

Minister: In essentials unity.

Congregation: In nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity. 

Communion

We believe that the observance of the Lord's Supper (Communion) by all believers is essential. The
Lord's Supper symbolizes God's love for us through Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.
We believe that as often as we keep this observance, we show forth (symbolize) His death and
suffering (John 13:15; John 13:1-7; Luke 22:19-20). 

Feet Washing

 We believe that, according to scripture, Christ demonstrated one of the greatest acts of humility,
love, and self-sacrifice by lowering Himself to wash His Disciples' feet. While we agree that feet
washing is not in and of itself a prerequisite to salvation, we do believe that all who confess
salvation (baptism of the Holy Spirit) should partake in the ordinance of the washing of one another's feet.

Water Baptism

We believe that if one is to follow the path of righteousness of Jesus Christ, she or he must betotal ly submerged under water, which is known as "water baptism." Baptism symbolizes death and new life in Christ Jesus. "We are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life" Romans 6:4

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