What We Believe
The Disciples of Christ date back to the Restoration Movement in 19th century America. Barton Stone’s Christian movement and Alexander Campbell’s Disciples movement joined together in 1832 to become Christians, Disciples of Christ. The major tenets of the movement are:
(1) The New Testament teachings of Jesus the Christ are the best guide as to how Christians should live, not man-made doctrines or creeds (“No Creed but Christ”).
(2) Arguments and divisions among Christians keep them from doing God’s work (Christian Unity).
(3) All believers are ministers and share in the work of the Kingdom of God (“Priesthood of all Believers”).
(4) The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly and is open to everyone (Open Communion).
(5) Those who profess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God, are baptized by immersion (Believer’s Baptism).