First Christian Church of Princeton
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Building the Kingdom of God

Disciples of Christ



Our Vision 

Our Mission 

To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
(Micah 6:8)
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)


Birth of "The Christians"
In 1804, a small group of Presbyterian ministers from Kentucky and Ohio, including Barton Stone, penned and signed a document, "The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery", at Cane Ridge that resulted in the birth of a movement seeking unity among Christians along non-sectarian lines. They would call themselves simply "Christians. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Churches of Christ (non-instrumental), and the Christian Churches (independent) of the Stone-Campbell movement trace their origins here. This movement is often noted as the first one indigenous to American soil. Source: Cane Ridge Meeting House. All Rights Reserved.


Beliefs of Disciples of Christ

Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God.

All persons are God's children.

Where the Scriptures speak, we speak. Where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.

A Christian is one who confesses that Jesus is the Son of God and accepts Him as the Lord and Savior of their life.


Practices of the Disciples of Christ:

Open Communion - The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all believers.

Diversity of opinion - Each person is free to determine individual belief guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study, and prayer.

Baptism by immersion - In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God is made possible. Although Disciples generally practice baptism by immersion, they honor other baptism traditions as well.

Importance of church unity - All Christians should cooperate in ministry wherever possible, affirming each other as sisters and brothers in Christ.

The ministry of all believers - Both ministers and lay persons lead worship, direct service opportunities and nurture spiritual growth.

Freedom of belief - Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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