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St. Andrew Cross - Symbol of the Disciples of ChristAbout the Disciples


Who Are the Disciples?

  • We were the first Protestant movement founded on American soil in the early 1800s

  • Our founding ideals still influence today's congregations:  informality, openness, and diversity

  • Communion is open to all Christians and is celebrated weekly.  The chalice with St. Andrew's cross signifies that communion is central to us.

  • Membership is granted after a simple statement of belief in Jesus Christ and baptism by immersion, or by transfer of membership

  • Each congregation sets its own programs and budgets, owns its own property, and calls its own pastors

  • Our membership numbers more than 900,000 throughout the United States and Canada

To learn more about the history, structure, and tenets of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at the national/international level, visit www.disciples.org, or www.ccinoh.org for the regional perspective.

To subscribe to DisciplesWorld magazine, click on the link below.  Some topics covered in 2007 will be Evangelicals in America, Church and State, Health and Healing, Children's Issues, Poverty in America, and much more.


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Broad Street Christian Church
1049 East Broad Street (at 21st Street)
Columbus, Ohio  43205
614.258.9567  phone
614.258.6076  fax