Memorial Drive Christian Church Mission Statement

Our mission is to center on four mandates:
  1. Prayer
  2. Study
  3. Service
  4. Caring
Our commitment to these four mandates of our congregational mission will be clearly evident in the way we develop our staff, provide facilities, plan our programs and allocate our material resources.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE...

Whatever your story, your questions, doubts or struggles. Come discover Memorial Drive Christian Church, a compassionate, thinking, and generous community of faith, seeking to follow the ways of Jesus. Come check us out. We promise you don't have to check your brain at the door. EXPANSIVE BELIEFS AND VALUES
We seek the expansive mystery of God and celebrate our human capacity to imagine, experience, and serve God in diverse ways. We understand faith as a journey of questioning, discovery and love of neighbor.
We love all people and honor the image of God in every person. Create community that mirrors Christ’s ministry. Listen, learn and worship with an open spirit.
We work for justice and practice peace in this community, throughout the world, and for all creation.
 

WE SHARE A NUMBER OF THINGS IN COMMON

Our practice of sharing in weekly communion is a reminder of God’s grace and of our mission to extend the invitation to all people to join us at God’s table. Gathering around this table, where all are invited and none excluded, is central to our experience of God’s love, healing and hope. Our belief that God is revealed through the life of Jesus and that learning from his life shows us how to make the world right again. Our belief that a life of faith is best explored without fear and shame. Our belief that to be a part of a community of faith is to seek God’s help in living a life of personal transformation. Our belief that service to others moves us closer to the world as God intended it to be.
Our affirmation that every person is a child of God and worthy of God’s grace and love.
 
Our belief that God continues to speak through the Bible, and we are devoted to a life-long study of the scriptures to discover God's will for our lives.

WE ALSO AFFIRM SOME IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES THAT ARE VITAL TO OUR WITNESS IN THE WORLD:

Exploring our differences in understanding the Bible is a valuable part of the discovery of truth.
Our value of diversity is extended to each person’s unique spiritual journey.
Participation in a community of Christians is not based on acceptance of a common set of beliefs but a common trust in God.
 
In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins.While we practice Baptism by immersion, other baptismal traditions are honored.
 
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Memorial Drive Christian Church is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a community of about 700,000 Christians and 3,700 congregations. www.disciples.org