• THE MISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):

      To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth.
      (Acts 1:8)

    • THE VISION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):

      To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
      (Micah 6:8)

    • THE CONFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):

      As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
      (Preamble to The Design)

  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) contains many ministries that work in covenant to resource congregations for mission and ministry. Please use the links below to explore their web sites.

    • Resources for congregations: Ferguson grand jury decision (11/26/2014) - Emotions are raw in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision involving the death of Michael Brown. People feel unheard, threatened and confused. As we seek to be a movement for wholeness in a broken and fragmented world, our call is to open our churches as places of dialogue and action. Our challenge is...
    • Expectations: Ferguson decision (11/25/2014) - What did you expect? by the Rev. Dr. Timothy James, administrative secretary of the National Convocation The grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed the unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. This decision brought to mind the death of Trayvon Martin afresh. As an African American...
    • Woman to Woman Worldwide 2014 (11/25/2014) - Woman-to-Woman Worldwide is an effort by Disciple Women to experience solidarity with one another, to affirm the unity of the church in Jesus Christ, and to join the common struggle for justice and peace in the world today by educating and advocating for those needs. Journeys occur annually. Recent destinations include China, Mexico, and, most...
    • ‘Mission is sacred, strategy is not’ guides historical society board meeting (11/19/2014) - The Disciples of Christ Historical Society Board of Directors gathered in Nashville, TN, Oct. 27-29, 2014. The board established the context for their worshipful work with Rev. Arnold Nelson, Board Chair, quoting George Bullard, “Your mission is sacred, your strategy is not.” Sara Harwell, archivist and librarian, gave leadership to the meeting when she reported on...
    • Disciple Women meet as executive committee (11/11/2014) -   The new team includes: Marilyn Williams (President), Waleska Acevedo (Vice President), Pernella Shortie, Shandra Yost, Soo Yun, Denise Turner, Lori Tapia, Wende Bristow Barrett, Martine Saint-Vil, and Cheryl Cloar (Absent due to prior commitment), Sheila Spencer (DHM representative), Chesla Nickelson (Staff), Pat Donahoo(Staff). By Rev. Dr. Patricia Donahoo, executive director The 2018 Executive Committee...
    • Central Christian Church honors twelve faithful servants (11/11/2014) - by Deborah Moseley, Central Christian Church Central Christian Church, Indianapolis celebrated a significant milestone in the life of its congregation and in the lives of twelve of its faithful servants with a service of recognition and the presentation of Honored Ministers Pins on October 19, 2014. As ministries are not formed in isolation but in...
    • Online community offers Advent app (11/5/2014) - By Rev. Melissa Fain, Fig Tree Christian Church Most congregations have some kind of online presence. It might be a website, a Facebook page, or a Twitter handle. Some might post their sermons on YouTube, while others might have a minister who blogs. For Fig Tree Christian, it’s all online. Everything is made for an...
    • Administrative Committee meets in Nashville (10/29/2014) - The Administrative Committee (AC) of the General Board met in Nashville, TN, October 24 and 25, under the leadership of Moderator Glen Miles. Highlights of the meeting included: the “Mission First” proposal designed to help Disciples develop a shared focus on mission; the Resolutions Task Force report on a recommendation for how Disciples reflect, discuss...
    • Former regional minister in Northeast dies (10/29/2014) - Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette April 18, 1935 – October 26, 2014 The Rev. Wesley R. Bourdette was born April 18, 1935 in Athens, PA. He was graduated from Phillips University in Enid, OK. He completed his masters studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY in 1961 and was ordained in the Sayre Christian...
    • Church teams with local veteran group to assist homeless families (10/28/2014) - By Rev. Paul Seal, Norvil Lantz and Don Kerr When members of the men’s fellowship of Highland Christian Church, Bella Vista, AR, heard American Legion Post Commander Barbara Aguirre speak about the post’s Operation Reboot program, they looked into the project. They were impressed enough to ask the congregation to join in a cooperative effort...
  • Plans for the 2015 General Assembly are underway! The theme, "Soar!" is based on Isaiah 40. Comfort, preparation, call, challenge – all are contained in this single chapter. And there is also the promise of fresh strength to SOAR!

    Visit the General Assembly web site to learn more about the theme, explore housing options, and learn more about the Columbus, Ohio area.

  • The Disciples Mission Fund is the common mission funding system of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

    Your gifts support higher education.Each of our regions, our general and racial/ethnic ministries, and our fourteen institutions of higher education and seven seminaries and divinity houses, need your continued support. Disciples Mission Fund is supported by your gifts and the four special day offerings of Easter, Pentecost, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    Disciples Mission Fund dollars support:

    • housing and food projects overseas
    • provide for church camp
    • leadership development
    • spiritual care
    • college scholarships
    • theological education
    • search and call
    • ministries specific to our racial / ethnic constituencies
    • support for Disciples Men and Women
    • our ecumenical witness
    • and so much more!

    Your gifts go to support Global MinistriesYour gifts to Disciples Mission Fund matter; they allow the Church’s witness for wholeness to be heard in over 90 countries and right here at home in the United States and Canada.
    See how your gifts are used by the church.