LIKE MOST CHRISTIANS, DISCIPLES AFFIRM:
Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God,
and we accept Him as our Lord and Savior
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) considers itself "A movement for wholeness in a fragmented world." Within this community of believers, there is one simple confession, but room for diversity of opinions and practices of the faith. Disciples seek unity of all Christians in love of Christ. As Disciples gather for worship and communion, all are welcome.
All persons are God's children
We welcome people into the church by confession of faith in Jesus Christ alone—not by adherence to a denominational doctrine.
We baptize by immersion at First Christian Church.
We accept with joy those who have been baptized elsewhere and by different methods. All are welcome!
We gather weekly at an open table—Christ's table.
We understand ourselves to be part of a larger Body, and we try to act like it, so the world will begin to know—through us—the power of God's reconciling love in Jesus.
1200 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
STRUCTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), congregations are connected to each other and to the whole church by a common covenant that continues to allow for each expression of church life (congregational, regional, and general) to be self-governing and to make decisions that are only binding upon the body that has taken the decision.
Each expression thus has its own rights and responsibilities—all set within a mutual covenantal accountability.
Learn more about our denomination on the Christian Church website
BELIEFS AND PRACTICES USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH DISCIPLES:
Vision and Mission Statement
To love as Jesus loved and serve God in all we do.
First Christian Church is a diverse, inclusive congregation of believers affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We seek to love and serve God in all we do. We are a community of different cultures, aspirations and points of view. We share a common belief that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.
First Christian Church is centered on the Lord's Table. We gather together as one family in Christ. As Christ welcomed all to His table, we follow Him in offering radical hospitality. All are welcome.
Within and beyond the walls of the church, we strive to live the life Jesus taught. We teach our children to follow Jesus, and we nurture spiritual growth in all. We share generous offerings of love, service and support. We celebrate God’s love, and are ever comforted by God’s grace. We praise God with great joy.