Originating on the American frontier in the early 1800s, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant denomination. The church's founders sought to create an open communion where all are welcome. Today nearly 3,800 congregations share these characteristics:
- Each congregation is self-governing and calls its own pastor
- Worship services may be formal or informal, and include lay women and men in leadership
- Communion, which is open to all, is celebrated each week
- Open discussion of issues and diversity of opinion are encouraged
- Congregations welcome racial and ethnic diversity
To learn more, visit the websites of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) , and the Georgia Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
At the 2013 General Assembly in Orlando, Fl the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affirmed the following statement
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the General Assembly meeting in Orlando, Florida, July 13-17, 2013, calls upon the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to recognize itself as striving to become a people of grace and welcome to all God’s children though differing in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective.