As a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we joyfully celebrate open communion. This means that ALL are welcome to participate regardless of church background or denominational affiliation. If you desire to experience God’s grace, offered in Jesus Christ, you are unconditionally invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper. Communion is an opportunity to embrace Jesus’ life of mission and loving service to all, a willingness to surrender shortcomings and burdens to God, and an openness to a new way of Christ-like living. The Lord’s Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship.
Freedom of belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others. We hold the centrality of scripture, recognizing that each person has the freedom -- and the responsibility -- to study God's Word within the community of the Church.
Baptism by immersion
In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
Belief in the oneness of the church
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service. Disciples overseas ministries stretch around the world. With partner churches we tell the Good News, help dig wells, train pastors, immunize children and much more. We also help persons in times of natural disaster, economic upheaval and war.
The ministry of all believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth. In Disciples congregations, study and fellowship groups offer opportunities to ask honest questions, share opinions and discover ways to deal with life’s difficult issues and to grow in faith.
Big Flatrock Christian Church Rushville
4782 W 650 S, Rushville, Indiana 46173, United States
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