Often we Disciples tend to describe ourselves in the negative, by what we are not: we’re not hierarchical, we don’t baptize infants, we don’t require acceptance of any formal creed for membership in the church. The following material is an effort, in positive statements, to focus on who we are and on ways to convey that to those inside and outside our church.
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord's Table as God has welcomed us.
- Disciples Of Christ Identity Statement
We practice unity and inclusion at the Lord’s Table for the sake of mission and for the sake of the world as the one family of God. Most congregations do this by celebrating communion every Sunday. That’s why we use a chalice as our logo. We practice believer baptism – that a person makes the choice to follow God’s call rather than the choice being made for them as an infant. Baptism is the basis of membership in the Church and also a mark that every person is called to serve God – the idea of the “priesthood of all believers.”