Midway Hills Christian Church is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is centered around a few major beliefs and points, which are worded far better on the Disciples of Christ website (links to: http://www.disciples.org/) than our rephrasing can do here; however, Midway Hills understands its calling within the Disciples tradition as this: Be Inclusive. Do Justice. Embrace Diversity.
It is a challenge and a blessing rolled up in one. But, as we are disciples of Christ (as well as, literally, Disciples of Christ), we are called and commanded to radically include everyone as well as serve and change the world for the better. We must respect that while we have answers and questions that we find good, and that goodness is not made better by others’ perceived wrongness. In other words, no one has to be wrong for us to be on the right path.
So we are freed up to do a lot in the name of the gospel, grace and goodness. We host, maintain, supply and otherwise participate with a wide variety of ministries and organizations that seek to be inclusive, do justice, and honor diversity – and we’re proud to partner with them. We welcome every single person we encounter with the radical hospitality and love and grace Jesus shows us, and we do our best to get better at it every single day. No matter where you are in your faith journey (be it ahead of the pack or stopped on the side of the road – hitchhiking or driving in reverse – getting chauffeured or taking the wheel for the first time), we hope to see you soon. You are welcome at Midway Hills Christian Church.
Disciples of Christ
The Denomination’s Vision, Mission, Imperative and Covenant statement calls the communion to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
The church is identified with the Protestant “mainstream” and is widely involved in social and other concerns. Disciples have supported vigorously world and national programs of education, agricultural assistance, racial reconciliation, care of the developmentally disabled and aid to victims of war and calamity.
The denomination now counts about 700,000 members in the United States and Canada in about 3,700 congregations. Numerically, the strength of the Disciples of Christ runs in a broad arc that sweeps from Ohio and Kentucky through the Midwest and down into Oklahoma and Texas.