Who We Are
As a Congregation?
Speedway Christian Church is a church community with
deep roots in the Speedway community. Through worship and service, through study and exploration, through meals served around dinner tables and the Lord's table, we are a church family that strives that celebrates and communicates God's unconditional love for each and every person. Speedway Christian Church is a place to join with families and individuals who are listening for God's voice.
As Believers in Jesus Christ?
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
--From the Preamble of the Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
While the Disciples of Christ value freedom and diversity, there are several ways in which Disciples have traditionally expressed their common faith in Christ.
- Open Communion. The Lord's Supper (or Communion) is celebrated each week in worship. Anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is welcome to partake in the symbolic body and blood of Jesus Christ.
- Baptism by immersion. Baptism is the rite by which all Christians enter into the life of discipleship. In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, and the believer enters into a new life in Christ.
- Belief in the oneness of the church. Though many barriers divide communities against one another, Christ unites all believers in common witness and service.
- The ministry of all believers. Both ministers and lay persons can lead in all aspects of worship, service and spiritual growth.
As a Denomination?
In essentials, unity;
In nonessentials, liberty;
In all things, charity.
--Early Disciples motto, attributed to Rupertus Meldenius
Speedway Christian Church is a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Christian Church (DOC) is a denomination that seeks to be the Body of Christ by valuing freedom and diversity among all those who claim themselves as members. Congregations and members are free to search for ways to explore and express their faith in Jesus Christ through worship and various kinds of ministry.
While local congregations are not tied into a hierarchical authority structure, they do live in covenant with the Regional and General expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The local, regional and general manifestations of the Church function independently of one another as they engage in their ministries, but they also cooperate and collaborate in their common mission and witness.