Living Out the Love of Christ by Embracing People Where They Are
That’s what we’re all about. Our understanding of God’s love that we see in Christ is that it’s big enough, wide enough, and strong enough to handle your past, your present, your questions, your doubts, and your future. We are an open and inclusive church that welcomes all people, values diversity, and cares deeply for our city. You are welcome here, so come on in.
Sharing the unconditional love, grace, and forgiveness that God offers to all people
Freedom of Belief
Creating a space that encourages questions and faith exploration through prayer and study of Scripture
Reflecting the life of Christ in the way we live, the places we go, and the choices we make
Growing together with openness, honesty, and transparency
Sharing life together in grace-filled relationships
Marks of a Disciple
Intimacy with God
“Have I met with Christ today?”
“Have I embraced someone different from me?”
Good News to the Poor
“Where am I good news?”
“What am I giving up?”
“Who’s on my speed dial?”
“Who saw Christ in me today?”’
What We Believe
Middletown Christian Church has a rich history of reaching out and being God’s healing hands in the community and in the lives of people. MCC was founded in 1836, just down the road on Old Main Street on the site that currently houses Summit Academy. The congregation relocated to its current site in the fall of 1999.
Our congregation is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a community of about 700,000 Christians and 3,700 congregations across the United States and Canada, whose stated purpose is to be “a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.” To learn more about this denomination, visit www.disciples.org.
God is the creator and sustainer of all life, and every human being is created in God’s image.
Jesus Christ is the savior of the world, the son of the living God, and that a personal relationship with Christ transforms lives.
The Holy Spirit is available to all people and is responsible for the inspiration and energy to accomplish all things within the church.
God continues to speak to us through the Bible, and we are devoted to the study of the scriptures for discerning God’s will for our lives.
In baptism by immersion when a person is old enough to make that decision on their own, although we honor other baptismal traditions.
The Lord’s Supper is the central experience of worship and is open to all believers in Jesus Christ.
That becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ is a goal every Christian should strive for, and that it’s a lifelong process.
In freedom and diversity in Christian thought and interpretation, guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study, and prayer.