Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others! 1 Peter 4: 10a
A Church for Today:
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
What does it mean to be a Disciple?
- That the table of the Lord is central in weekly worship. To this table, all are welcomed; at this table, Christ is remembered; and around this table, we serve each other, offering to one another the bread and cup of grace.
- That judgment belongs to God alone.
- That the study of scripture is a lifetime commitment, with the clear acknowledgement that as a result, minds change and faith is continually making new discoveries.
- That issues of social division, such as race, gender, sexuality, income, education, or social standing have absolutely no place in the church.
- That persons who come from other Christian traditions are welcome without suspicion or condition, and their memories of worship and work are respected.
- That the opportunity and responsibility of leadership is available to women and men alike.
- That the gifts of God for ministry belong to all the people.
Why the Chalice?
The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of sharing God's grace and love with the world.
For detailed information please go to: www.disciples.org