About the Disciples of Christ

12 Disciples breaking bread with ChristThe Christian Church – Disciples of Christ is “…a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.”

We live out our life together as church in several ways.

WE ARE A WELCOMING FAITH COMMUNITY at 9900 North Oak Trafficway which is happy to welcome all people who hunger for a spiritual “home,” for an authentic and life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ, for a community wherein doubts, questions, and struggles are affirmed as part of the spiritual path even as are joy, boundless hope, and a deep, abiding peace.

WE ARE A CELEBRATIVE FAITH COMMUNITY which focuses its corporate weekly worship around the loaf and the cup of the Lord’s Table, the definitive symbol and sacrament of Christ’s welcome, joyfully extended to ALL PEOPLE in the grace of a loving God who desires to give us a share in the Divine life.

WE ARE AN INQUISITIVE FAITH COMMUNITY which treasures the Bible as an inspired witness to the acts of God in history, especially the gracious act of God in Jesus Christ, and which continues to be a living source of Divine wisdom, inspiration, and truth. The Bible reveals light and truth and Good News to us every time we prayerfully attend to these writings and prayerfully interpret their message for our lives. Yes, we believe in prayerful interpretation. We would not call ourselves Biblical Literalists.

WE ARE PART OF A LARGER CHURCH FAMILY whose founders almost 200 years ago dreamed of a movement where participants were united not by a particular creed or theological formulation but by the simple affirmation of “Jesus as Son of the Living God.” They dreamed of a non-hierarchical church where members were granted the freedom and the sacred responsibility to prayerfully explore the meaning of that affirmation in their own lives while being encouraged and accountable to one another in community.

To learn more about the Disciples in Kansas City, visit kcdisciples.org; globally, visit disciples.org.

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