The identity statement of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) states: “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.”
We practice believer baptism. A person makes the choice to follow God’s call rather than the choice being made for them as an infant. Baptism is a mark that every person is called to serve God – the idea of the “priesthood of all believers.”
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.