True Community. Christian Spirituality. Passion for Justice.

About the Disciples

37892_10150231430780082_393964_nFirst Christian Church, Falls Church is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which traces its roots to the American frontier in the early 1800’s. Our founders – Thomas Campbell and his son Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone, and Walter Scott – were troubled by the divided state of Christendom, and sought a restoration of the New Testament church. The founding principles of the movement were freedom of interpretation with regard to scripture, and a focus on the unity of Christ’s church.

Today, we are part of a diverse denomination of approximately 700,000 members in the United States and Canada. Our vision is to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice (Micah 6:8). Our mission is to be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving, and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

THE MISSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.”
(Acts 1:8)

THE VISION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
(Micah 6:8)

THE CONFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST):
As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
(Preamble to The Design)