Aspen Hill Christian Church is a congregation within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our compelling mission is to be a bold and energetic church in which people will
>> Cultivate, and
>> Share the love of God.
The keys to our vision are …
Our people – Our people are dedicated, talented, diverse, creative and energetic.
Our leaders – We have a talented and gifted ministry, both lay and clergy.
Our size – We are a middle-sized congregation committed to continued growth. We are large enough to provide a variety of quality programs and resources and yet small enough to provide personal care and attention to everyone.
The arena for our ministry …
Our church – Our church is a racially, socially, and theologically diverse community of faith. We are all called as people who need our hurts healed and our hopes reaffirmed.
Our neighborhood – Our neighborhood is a changing, growing, multi-cultural, exciting place to live and work. We see our neighborhood as a dynamic place filled with opportunity to minister in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ.
Our world – Ministry begins in our community and extends into all the world.
These concepts are the heart of the vision that follows. We invite you to share in this exciting call to the 21st Century Ministry with us!
The Role of Aspen Hill Christian Church . . .
- Proclaim the Christian Faith to a people who are hungry and in need of the Gospel.
- Teach the great traditions and theology of a faithful church.
- Provide care and support for people who share the needs of God’s children.
- Create and enhance Christian community in a society in which true community is often neglected.
- Provide a spiritual home where people may grow in the spirit of Jesus Christ.
What We Believe
- Open Communion: The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated weekly in worship and is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
- The Oneness of the Church: All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
- Freedom of Belief: As Disciples, we are called to gather around two essentials of faith: a belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and a belief that Christians are free to follow their conscience guided by Bible study, the Holy Spirit and prayer. We are expected to extend that freedom to others.
- Baptism by Immersion: In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, washed away and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
- The Ministry of Believers: Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.
And above all this, Disciples believe that Jesus Christ is the son of the living God, who offers saving grace to all who seek it through His Son.