LIKE MOST CHRISTIANS, DISCIPLES AFFIRM:
Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, and offers saving grace to all. All persons are God’s children.
BELIEFS AND PRACTICES USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH DISCIPLES INCLUDE:
The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship and is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
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
Freedom of Belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith; belief in Jesus Christ as our 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.
The Ministry of Believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.