Vision: A vital congregation loving God, loving people, serving the world.
Mission: Disciples making disciples for Jesus Christ.
We are the Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Jesus Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.
Symbols and practices of unity. The Lord’s Supper or Communion is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ. The practice of Holy Communion has become the central element of worship within the Disciples tradition.
The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Fulton, Mo. began on the frontier of the United States during the early 1800’s. (Read History) The First Christian Church of Fulton was organized in the fall of 1833 by members of the Christian Church just one year after Barton W. Stone and Alexander Campbell met in Lexington, Kentucky and agreed to combine their efforts for the kingdom of God. Barton W. Stone’s son, a physician, was a lifelong active member and Elder of the First Christian Church, Fulton. A book about our local church is available if you are interested in reading more.
The chalice bearing the “X-shaped” cross of St. Andrew was adopted as the symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by the General Assembly of the church in 1971. The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord’s Supper to Disciples life.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grew out of two movements seeking Christian unity that sprang up almost simultaneously in western Pennsylvania and Kentucky – movements that were backlashes against the rigid denominationalism of the early 1800s.