Who We Are
We are a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a denomination of about 700,000 members in the U.S. and Canada in 3,700 congregations. We do not have a formal creed but welcome all who believe in and seek to follow Christ.
The Disciples have a long heritage of openness to other Christian traditions stressing unity as demonstrated in one of its guiding principles laid out in the three page Declaration and Address by Thomas Campbell, “That the church of Christ upon earth is essentially, intentionally and constitutionally one.” This idea of unity coupled with a call to return to the New Testament church, provided fertile ground for a reformation challenging institutional religion and its need for human creeds and doctrinal tests of faith. The movement focused on the centrality of Jesus in their faith and recognizing the authority of scripture in their lives.
At the local level and beyond, Christian Churches are frequently involved in cooperative and ecumenical work. Our religious, educational and charitable endeavors are now worldwide. We are committed to an informed, reasonable and personal approach to faith. Diversity is a hallmark of our churches, yet we affirm the essential unity of all Christians. Our vision is to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. There is something very special about Fairhope Christian Church. The Lord is certainly in this place!