...a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world 2019 Thanksgiving Offering From the very beginnings of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. Currently over 52,000 students attend our fifteen Disciples related colleges and universities or 7 seminaries and divinity houses. And in the past twelve months, over 12,000 students have graduated from these fine schools. Your gift to the Thanksgiving offering helps to support the work of our institutions of higher......
One of my favorite slogans adopted by Disciples of Christ is this: In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity* * Charity is sometimes replaced with the word Love: In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things love. This saying dates back to at least the 1600s in Germany among Lutheran and Reformed Christians. Leaders of the Stone-Campbell Movement used this as a slogan in the mid-1800s to describe their convictions, and it has since become a mark of identity for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Of course even......
We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written. This statement is part of the identity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the group of churches with which our church is in a covenant relationship (sometimes called a denomination). In fact, most protestant churches were founded on similar statements believing that every person has the right and the ability to read, study......