Identity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

The Disciples of Christ are a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. (Micah 6:8)

To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

To strengthen congregational life for this mission. (Ephesians 4:11-13, 15-16)
To accomplish this, we shall:

  • Become the Good News:
    • Nurturing faith
    • Practicing and teaching the spiritual disciplines
    • Fostering Disciples identity
    • Renewing congregational life
    • Developing leaders
  • Share the Good News:
    • Emphasizing ministry with children, youth, young adults and families
    • Doing evangelism
    • Establishing new congregations
    • Creating ministries with older adults
  • Serve from “our doorsteps to the ends of the earth”:
    • Engaging in ministries of reconciliation, compassion, unity and justice.

In accepting our Vision, Mission and Imperative, we affirm our need to: be an anti-racist/pro-reconciliation church, strengthen relationships among all manifestations of the church, share mutually and more fully the stewardship of God’s gifts of our life in Christ, encourage our growing diversity within our church family and community, work with our many ecumenical and global partners to heal the brokenness of the body of Christ and the human community.