Our Beliefs

Statement of Faith

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God.  Baptized into Christ, we proclaim Him Lord and Savior.  As a family of faith, we celebrate God's love in the sharing of communion.  As disciples of Christ, we are challenged to grow in spirit, wisdom, fellowship, teaching, and prayer within a nurturing community of love, acceptance, caring, and hope.  As Christ's servants, we are called to a shared ministry in His name and in His example.  As First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rockwall, Texas, we dedicate ourselves to follow Him whose kingdom has no end.  Amen


Core Values

  • Jesus is personal Lord and Savior
  • Scripture (the Bible) is at the center of our faith
  • No creed but Christ
  • Great commandment: Love God, Love one another
  • Open Communion Weekly
  • Central emphasis of baptism as a basis of Christian faith
  • Music crucial part of worship
  • Desire to nurture, raise and teach Bible to children and youth in Christian way
  • Outreach – ministry to others outside these walls is central to our faith
  • The Great Commission – sharing the faith story/gospel and expecting growth
  • Part of wider church, area, national, global in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Respect for and diversity of belief and understanding
  • Caring, accepting, loving, welcoming all
  • Sense of family (comfort, genuine, sincere)
  • Strong staff support