Disciples of Christ Denomination
Disciples of Christ is a Mainline Protestant denomination in North America. There are approximately 700,000 Disciples of Christ members in 3,754 congregations in North America. The mission of church members is to be and to share the good news of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from doorsteps to the ends of the earth.
Beliefs and practices usually associated with Disciples include:
- Open Communion
- Freedom of belief
- Baptism by immersion
- Belief in the oneness of the church
- The ministry of believers
Local churches are congregationally governed. Weekly, members of this Christian Church gather around the Table in local congregations to celebrate the Lord's Supper, to sing hymns, to read the word of God from the Bible, to hear the word of God proclaimed, and to extend Christ's invitation to become his Disciples.