The Christian Church – Disciples of Christ is “…a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.”
We live out our life together as church in several ways.
WE ARE A GLOBAL FAITH COMMUNITY of ministry partners working cooperatively with other churches and faith groups to bring Christ’s compassion, healing, and empowerment to people in every corner of the world who suffer as the result of natural or man made disasters, oppression, or injustice. Over 200 missionaries working in 90 countries reach out every day to teach, to serve in hospitals, in agricultural development, in advocacy for human rights and in working for peace.
WE ARE A NORTH AMERICAN FAITH COMMUNITY of over 750,000 unique and gifted people sharing in ministry through 3600 congregations in the United States and Canada. Together, these congregations live in a covenant relationship as one Church (The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in North America) and, in addition to the global outreach described above, they provide ministry to young people through 18 colleges and universities, four seminaries, and 65 campus ministers serving on various campuses across the country. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Disciples are a family of congregations doing together what they cannot do alone and working hard to nurture and support one another.
WE ARE A REGIONAL URBAN/SUBURBAN/RURAL FAITH COMMUNITY of over 20,000 growing and committed people sharing ministry in 70 congregations across the seven county metropolitan area. Together, these congregations live in a covenant relationship as one Church (called the Christian Church of Greater Kansas City) and, doing together what they cannot do alone, they operate a retreat and conference center near Bonner Springs, Kansas, (Tall Oaks Conference Center) and work cooperatively to share resources and talents. Together, they touch thousands of lives daily with the love of Jesus Christ. The Christian Church of Greater Kansas City has offices in Overland Park, Kansas.
WE ARE AN INCLUSIVE FAITH COMMUNITY whose founders almost 200 years ago dreamed of a church where participants were united not by a particular denominational creed or theological formulation but by the simple affirmation of Jesus as Son of the Living God. They dreamed of a non hierarchical church where members were granted the freedom and the sacred responsibility to prayerfully explore the meaning of that affirmation in their own lives while being nurtured and accountable to one another in community.
WE ARE A CELEBRATIVE FAITH COMMUNITY which focuses its corporate weekly worship around the loaf and the cup of the Lord’s Table, the definitive symbol and sacrament of Christ’s welcome, joyfully extended to all people in the grace of a forgiving God who desires to give us a share in the Divine life.
WE ARE AN INQUISITIVE FAITH COMMUNITY which treasures the Bible as an inspired witness to the acts of God in history, especially the gracious act of God in Jesus Christ, and which continues to be a living source of Divine wisdom, inspiration, and truth.
WE ARE A WELCOMING FAITH COMMUNITY at 9900 North Oak Trafficway which is happy to welcome all people who hunger for a spiritual “home,” for an authentic and life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ, for a community wherein doubts, questions, and struggles are affirmed as part of the spiritual path even as are joy, boundless hope, and a deep, abiding peace.
“United though not uniform, diverse but not divided, let us name our differences, then claim our common calling to be and share the good news of Jesus Christ…”
Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins Disciples General Minister