Christ of Christ, Disciples of Christ International
On May 11, 2022, during the 28th Biennial Session held in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the General Council Board, the College of Bishops, the Executive Staff, the Board of Adjutancy, Department Leaders and the entire Constituency of the General Assembly Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, voted to re-elect Bishop Alton A. Smith of Goldsboro, North Carolina as the Leader of this Grand Ole’ Church of Christ!
Let us keep his name lifted in prayer as he continues to lead this General Assembly. GREATER VISION! GREATER ACCOMPLISHMENTS! Congratulations Bishop Smith on your re-election!
The Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ is a Bible-based, New Testament Church,
rooted and grounded in the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are a
New Testament Church because our salvation, hope, and eternal life came through
the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Church was established before the
foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4), annuciated during Christ's ministry on earth
(Matthew 16:16), an inaugurated at Pentecost (Acts 2).
We believe that the Founder is Jesus Christ, that the Church is founded on the love
of God, that we are a New Testament Church, we are designated by name through
Christ as "Disciples" and our emblem is the Fish. We believe that there is one God,
existing externally the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the doctrine of the Church of Christ is scripturally and spiritually
based on the Word of God.
We believe that Christ is active in the lives of all who worship Him.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God Himself, therefore the Holy Spirit is someone and not something.
We recognize preaching and teaching the Gospel as its first priority in obedience to
the command given to the first Disciples by Jesus Himself.
We believe that is one is to follow the path of righteousness of Jesus Christ, she or
he must be totally submerged under water, which is known as "water baptism."
We believe that the observance of the Lord's Supper by all believers is essential.
We believe that, according to Scripture, Christ demonstrated one of the greatest acts
of humility, love and self-sacrifice by lowering Himself to wash His Disciples' feet.
We believe that one can only be restored to divine favor through salvation.