Like most Christians, Disciples Affirm:Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God, our Savior, and our model for discipleship, showing us how to share compassion, forgiveness, and love; and how to serve our community and beyond. God loves all people. the Bible is God’s word, revealing the Good News of salvation, and truth for the living out of faith in daily life.
Other Disciples beliefs and practices:
- Open Communion. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
- 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 baptism 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.
- The ministry of all believers. Pastors and lay persons together lead in worship, spiritual growth, service and mission.
In addition, with the prophet Micah, we believe the Lord requires us “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
For more information, check out the websites of our national office, www.Disciples.org,
and our regional office, www.ArizonaDisciples.com.