First Christian is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disiciples of Christ). What do Disciples believe?
Like most Christians, Disciples affirm:Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, and offers saving grace to all. All persons are God's children.
Beliefs and practices usually associated with Disciples include:Open Communion. The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all believers.Diversity of opinion. Each person is free to determine individual belief guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer.Baptism by immersion. In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God is made possible. Although Disiciples generally practice baptism by immersion, they honor other baptism traditions as well.Importance of church unity. All Christians should cooperate in ministry wherever possible, affirming each other as sisters and brothers in Christ.The ministry of all believers. Both ministers and lay persons lead worship, direct service opportunities and nurture spiritual growth.Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.