FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH​
Morgantown WV
We are Disciples of Christ

Our Vision:​   
Growing in Spirit, serving all through Christ, and creating an inclusive and vibrant community.
WE SHARE
Communion
 
The table is open. That means that all are invited to respond to Christ’s invitation to draw closer to God around the communion table no matter where you come from, what you’ve done or who you are. All are welcome. For Disciples, the open table is a powerful symbol of our deep commitment to Christian unity. The open table honors diversity even as it celebrates unity in Christ. Most congregations do this by celebrating communion every Sunday. That’s why we use a chalice as our logo.
Baptism

Through baptism into Christ, we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God.
 In baptism the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
A person makes the choice to follow God’s call rather than the choice being made for them as an infant. Baptism is the basis of membership in the Church and also a mark that every person is called to serve God – the idea of the “priesthood of all believers.”

Scripture
 
We are called to study and read scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background – the context – in which it was written.
Freedom of belief. Disciples are called together around belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others. We hold the centrality of scripture, recognizing that each person has the freedom - and the responsibility - to study God's Word within the community of the church.
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