As believers in Jesus Christ We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. -from the Preamble of the Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). While the Disciples of Christ value freedom and diversity, there are several ways in which Disciples have traditionally expressed their common faith in Christ.
Open Communion The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship, and it is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
The Oneness of the Church All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
Freedom of Belief As Disciples, we are called together around two essentials of faith: a belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and that Christians are free to follow their conscience guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study, prayer and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
Baptism by Immersion In baptism, the self-centered life is set aside, washed away and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
The Ministry of Believers Both ordained ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spirited growth.
And above all that, Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, who offers saving grace to all who seek it through His Son.