We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord's Table as God has welcomed us.
To be and to share in the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving, and serving from our doorsteps " to the ends of the earth"
- ACTS 1:8
To be faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
- Micah 6:8
As members of the Christian Church, We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
We take communion every Sunday and no matter if you are baptized or not, or belong to a church or not, or well, it just doesn't matter. No matter what, you are WELCOME at the table to take communion (the Lord's Supper). All means All.
We believe in believers' baptism. Which basically means we baptize folks when they are old enough to decide whether or not they want to follow in the path of Jesus. However, we are an inclusive church which means we also recognize all other baptisms. No one is expected to get "rebaptized" when joining a DOC community of faith.
Unity - part of the vision of the founding fathers of the DOC denomination was that everyone can believe different things. The Bible and faith are just not black and white. It just isn't that easy to say we ALL can believe one thing and agree on it. In our disagreement, it is our job and call to work in unity. With one another and with folks of other faith traditions.
Missions - the DOC has always a had a strong presence in social justice. Part of the heart of DOC and of South Summit is that it is our call to help others in our community and around the world. Our missions are not based on conversion, but rather on the genuine desire to make this world better by clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty.
Priesthood of All Believers - what a strange term, it's from the Bible. But it actually means, we are all ministers. We all can and do witness to God's love and give voice to God's love. Laity are important in the DOC church. They serve communion, pray with the sick, and provide leadership. Ordained ministers serve our congregations as ministers who empower and guide congregations to find their best God called selves.