ABOUT

History

Twenty-nine people who wanted to form a new Christian Church in Walnut Cove, founded First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ on October 8, 1963. In December of 1965, the land for the church was purchased for $5,000. Then the early members voted to lease land and plant tobacco to raise money to pay for the church buiding.  One year after organizing, a ground breaking service was held, and 9 months later the congregation moved into its' present building on July 16, 1967.

First Christian Church was founded on the idea that it was possible to have "an open door and open heart" to all of God's children. That is a belief that we still carry to this day. We enjoy traditional worship, communion every Sunday, a good joke, and a little hard work. 

We partner with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) worldwide in their mission to make whole a fragmented world, and support the North Carolina Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

We are a part of the Christian Church (DoC) which means we emphasize freedom and diversity among Christians allowing each to explore and interpret the Scriptures according to his/her own experience.  

We believe the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God in a way that it guides us in our our moral and spiritual living. The Bible also reveals God's purpose in our lives and in the world.

We structure our community around the biblical notion of covenant, working with partners to heal the brokeness of creation and bring justice and peace to the whole human family.  We affirm the Priesthood of all believers, we celebrate and welcome diversity in our shared life, and anticipate God's coming Kingdom.  

We hold on to the principals of making a public profession of faith, the inclusive ministry of all who call on the name of Jesus, believers baptism by immersion and the weekly celebration of the Lord's Supper.
(Check the website: disciples.org for more info.)