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Beliefs and Practices

 Our beliefs are founded and rooted in the Scripture

The following are some of the important aspects of our faith:


Scripture: Contains all things necessary for our faith and is fully reliable.

Jesus Christ: The Bible teaches us that Jesus Christ was both fully God and fully human.  He was crucified to reconcile us to God so that we could have forgiveness of our sins.  He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven and remains there until he returns to judge all persons at the last day. 

Salvation:  The Bible teaches that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. No amount of good work could ever make us deserving of salvation.  It is a gift given by God to all who put their faith in Christ.

Baptism: Is for mature individuals who are old enough to make their own decisions, and is by immersion--the accepted New Testament practice.

Membership: New members are received upon affirmation of faith and baptism (You need not be re-baptized...First Christian Church accepts other forms of baptism from various denominations)  Only two questions are asked, "Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ?" and "Do you accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior?"

Normal procedure is to meet the pastor at the front  during the Hymn of Invitation. Most membership transfers follow the same procedure.

The Lord's Supper: The weekly observance of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper tells us of the reverence of Holy Communion. All who believe that Jesus is Lord (regardless of church affiliation) are welcome to participate.

 

To find out more about the Disciples of Christ please click here for a detailed History.