A Disciples Affirmation                                                     

As members of the Christian Church,                                                                             

We confess that Jesus Christ is the Christ,                                   
   the Son of the Living 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 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)