Washington Avenue Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)


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          As Disciples...

  • ...we believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God;
  • ...we observe the Lord's Supper weekly;
  • ...we practice believer's baptism by immersion, accepting all baptisms as valid;
  • ...we celebrate the priesthood of all believers and the ministry of each person;
  • ...we witness to the unity of Christ's church;
  • ...we seek to blend faith and reason;
  • ...we understand the Bible to be the inspired word of God;
  • ...we commit to a deep Christian spirituality, true community and a passion for justice;
  • ...we engage in mission from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth;
  • ...we regard no one as a stranger here--everyone belongs!

    A Disciples Affirmation

    taken from the Preamble to the Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

    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 the covenant of love

          which binds us to God and 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.



    301 Washington Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035-5124     Phone:  (440) 323-4213     Fax:  (440) 323-4214
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