What Makes Us Disciples

 

As “People of the Book” we at East Sixth Street are Disciples. There is a Biblical basis for what we do but, we are very much a twenty-first century congregation. While we honor tradition, we are not handcuffed by it. While other congregations may place all of their emphasis on the “Letter of the law” we feel that this can lead to the neglect of the “Spirit of the law”. We believe that we honor God best by embracing the grace that God extends to us.

We are part of the church tradition that celebrates the Lord’s Super each Sunday. At East Sixth Street, we practice “open communion”; which means there are no creeds or test of membership; you do not have to be a member of our  congregation or even of our faith to commune with us. Jesus didn’t prevent others from coming to “The Table ” and neither do we. Join us at “The Table”. 

Although we baptize by immersion, we accept other baptisms. The brilliance of who we are as Disciples is our covenant relationship from congregation to congregation and from all three manifestations of our church: congregational, regional and globally.

Each individual congregation decides how best to serve their particular community. At times congregations or members may differ, but because we are in covenant, we work through difficult issues rather than run from them and one another.

Finally, like an ice cream store — we understand that there are many congregations representing different flavors. 

Please come and visit, worship and serve with us to see if we could be the flavor that you and your family have been searching for.