First Christian Church of the Beaches


BASIC BELIEFS OF THE
CHRISTIAN CHURCH(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF THE BEACHES

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

Our MISSION
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)

OUR BASIC BELIEFS
The history of our church tells us that we began as a non-denominational movement to foster the unity of the body (the Church) for the sake of Christ's mission. We evolved into a distinct group within the universal church and have a particular identity, common among Disciple of Christ churches.

Some of the following attributes describe our church very well. As you read them you will see that these attributes and beliefs are shared by other fellowships of Christians, as no single thing is unique to our church. It is perhaps the combination that gives us a distinct personality.

THE WEEKLY OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
Disciple's life is centered at the table. Through communion we are connected to one another and to our God.

THE PROMINENT PLACE OF THE BIBLE
IN THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH

We believe in
No book but the Bible, No creed but Christ
Where the Scriptures speak, we speak
Where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent

Bible names of Bible things
Bible things and Bible ways
We are not the only Christians
But we are Christians only

BELIEVER'S BAPTISM BY IMMERSION
AND OPEN MEMBERSHIP

Following the earliest traditions of Christianity,
we demonstrate our commitment to God by dramatic action,
letting the waters of our baptism
give witness to God's grace upon us.
Recognizing that the traditions of the church are many,
we do not insist that our baptismal practice
is the only one that is valid.
We know that baptism is God's action far more than our own.


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First Christian Church of the Beaches
(904) 246-2010


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