Beliefs and Practices Associated with Disciples Include:
The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated weekly in worship. It is open to all.
Freedom of Belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as 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 the baptism of believers by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
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. Disciples believe that, in Christ, we are called to unity, not uniformity. Therefore, we welcome all people, striving to worship and serve together, and challenging each other to grow in faith and understanding of God, made known to us in Christ.
The Ministry of Believers
Both ministers and lay persons, women and men, lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.