A Disciples Affirmation
As members of the Christian Church,
we confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of 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.
--Preamble to the Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)