Central Christian Church

Central Christian Church

Central Christian Church

About Central Christian Church

Central Christian Church of Arkansas City is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which states: "We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord's Table as God has welcomed us."

Central Christian Church has a long heritage. It was established in 1877. Its history is rooted in the larger fellowship of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) . The Christian Church was born on the frontier in the midst of a divided church. Its birth was an effort to unite followers of Christ through the restoration of the New Testament teachings and practices.

Our belief reflects a blending of American idealism and New Testament Christianity. We have long cherished the basic convictions "We are Christians only, not the only Christians." We are a congregationally governed body that owns its own property, elects its own officers, and plans its own program of worship, fellowship, and service. All of the Church's mission, program, and business is the responsibility of the entire membership of the congregation. We welcome all by transfer of membership (either by statement or letter), or by confession of faith and baptism.


  • We confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of the world
  • We believe the unity of the church is essential to God's mission to the world
  • We believe the primary authority for the church's life is the Bible
  • We believe the Bible is the primary source of God's revelation Jesus Christ
  • We believe in the empowerment of all people through the Holy Spirit

We look to the church, God's community of love:

  • As a people of God
  • As the body of Christ
  • As a church both local and universal
  • As a community of faith inclusive, diverse, and welcoming
  • As a body that studies together and supports one another
  • As a body that worships celebrating baptism by immersion and observes the Lord's supper weekly
  • As a body that is in covenant with the different manifestations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)- General, Regional, and Local​