Central Christian Church is part of the Trinity Brazos Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The denomination was founded almost 200 years ago in the United States and is the first indigenous denomination to be founded in America .
To that end, there are no creeds, doctrines, or ethical positions taken by the church. Instead, emphasis is placed on personal responsibility in developing one's beliefs and morals as we each grow in our faith in Jesus Christ, and in love for all people. Personal freedom and "unity amidst diversity" are highly valued in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and this is certainly true at Central Christian Church - "an open door to a vital faith" since 1894.
While many people are active in the Weatherford community without officially joining the church, there are several ways in which persons may unite with this church family.
A person may
Transfer their membership from another church tradition, joining by a "reaffirmation of faith."
Affiliate with this church is by making a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and being baptized by immersion
Associate or "dual" membership for those who are attending a college or university and want to make Central Christian Church their "home" church away from home or who may want to maintain a relationship with another church for family or personal reasons
Regardless of one's membership "category," all members of the church enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as we seek to grow in the likeness of Christ, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Christian spirituality is a way of life that relates who and what we are to who and what God is as revealed in Jesus Christ and as experienced through the Holy Spirit. We encourage one another in the spiritual disciplines, practices through which we open ourselves to being shaped by God.
Although each Disciples congregation has its own personality, all have members who care for each other, opportunities to grow and learn, and ways to serve others.
Disciples ministries don't stop at the front door of the church building.
Like most Christians, Disciples affirm:
Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, and offers saving grace to all
All persons are God's children
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a Protestant denomination of approximately 800,000 members in the United States and Canada. It's one of the largest faith groups founded on American soil.
"At the table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ" -From the Preamble of the Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).