About Us and Our Core Beliefs

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We hold fast to six essential beliefs and practices.

1. Jesus Christ is God’s only Son, our Savior, and our Lord.

2. The Bible, taken in context, is our ultimate authority and guide.

3. The Church is Christ’s Body on earth, and all Christians should uplift each

other including all branches of the faith.

4. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly.

5. Baptism is for believers and enacted by immersion, although we affirm other forms of baptism.

6. All baptized believers are called to share in the ministries of Christ.

 

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How does FCC approach faith, life, skepticism?

“In essentials, unity,
in opinions, liberty
in all things, love”

 

Our Identity

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.

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 Confession

As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
– The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

     

This confession is the opening paragraph in the Preamble to the Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  It is used by many Disciples congregations in worship as an affirmation of the faith of the church throughout the ages – not as a “test of fellowship,” but as a statement of faith that identifies the Disciples’ commitment to and place within the universal and ecumenical church. The preamble continues…

As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
In Christ’s name and by his grace
we accept our mission of witness
and service to all people.
We rejoice in God,
maker of heaven and earth,
and in God’s covenant of love
which binds us to God and to one another.
Through baptism into Christ
we enter into newness of life
and are made one with the whole people of God.
In the communion of the Holy Spirit
we are joined together in discipleship
and in obedience to Christ.
At the Table of the Lord
we celebrate with thanksgiving
the saving acts and presence of Christ.
Within the universal church
we receive the gift of ministry
and the light of scripture.
In the bonds of Christian faith
we yield ourselves to God
that we may serve the One
whose kingdom has no end.
Blessing, glory, and honor
be to God forever. Amen.

 

Related Links:

https://www.facebook.com/FirstChristianChurchPlainviewTX/ 

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disciples.org/       Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

ccsw.org/    Christian Church in the Southwest