LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Welcome

Welcome to LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Celebrating, growing, and building for the future. We're delighted you're visiting our website, and would like to offer some information about our congregation and denomination. For details on the following information, please contact the minister or the church office at 222-1369 or use our e-mail address on the home page.

Our Congregation - Our Mission
LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has been a church family since 1845. We seek to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ known to ourselves, our families, our communities and our world through worship, study, proclamation, and service.  God calls us to welcome all persons, to celebrate an open Lord’s Table and to promote the values of justice, mercy, tolerance, faith, hope, and love as visible realities in our world.

Our Denomination
Our congregation is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) which is among the largest religious bodies native to the United States.  Disciples confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We affirm the Bible as authoritative in life and faith, yet we recognize and honor different interpretations. Disciples uphold the freedom of church members to study the Bible for themselves and encourage all persons to arrive at their own responsible conclusions. While there is diversity in belief among Disciples, we are united in our conviction that God wants us to love, study, worship, and serve in the Spirit of Christ.

Worship
Our service is a blend of our historical and traditional roots with more contemporary expressions of faith. Throughout the year special services are celebrated.  Currently we have one worship service every Sunday at 10:45 am.

The Lord’s Supper
We invite everyone who accepted Christ as their Savior and been baptized, regardless of denominational background, to share in the Lord's Supper. Please partake of the bread as it is passed and the cup after your personal meditation. We use this time for silent communion with God

Sunday School
We consider basic Biblical teaching and Christian values foundational to spiritual life in all ages and stages. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and we have a variety of classes.  Supervised childcare is available for infants and toddlers during Sunday School, Worship, and special events.

Children - An Important Part of Worship
We recognize the importance of children participating in worship and welcome them into God's presence. On Sundays when there is a Children's Message during worship, preschool and elementary aged children sit down in the front of the sanctuary for conversations about life and age-old Biblical truths.

Music Programs
The music ministry of our church seeks to reach all people by focusing on ministry through music communicating the good news of God's love and grace in a variety of ways.  Instrumentalists, soloists and our choir sing both traditional as well as contemporary music to enhance the variety of vocal
offerings.

Service to the Community
Our outreach to the community includes work with the Ministerial Association, the Richwood Nursing Facility, Tape Ministry, and special needs as they occur. We also provide a meeting area for Boy Scout leaders, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Al-Anon.

Programs and Activities
LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has many ongoing programs and activities for all age groups. These include youth and children's programs such as Vacation Bible School, youth lock-ins, Sunday evening programs, and special social outings. Adult activities include Christian Women's Fellowship, Christian Men's Fellowship, Choir, and Bible Studies.  We also enjoy church sports teams, and retreats.

Becoming a Member of LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
In keeping with our Disciple heritage, this congregation practices baptism by immersion and baptizes those who believe in and publicly confess their faith in Jesus Christ. We welcome people who come to us from other traditions. In true ecumenical spirit, we do not require them to be immersed.

If you have been baptized of another church of any Christian denomination, you may reaffirm your faith in Christ and place your membership with LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). All who express a desire to become a member will be asked: "Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and have you accepted him as your Lord and Savior?" Those who have not been members of any
church may be members by making that same confession of faith and being baptized.

Hope You'll Come Again!
We would appreciate your presence and interest in our church.  LaGrange Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is one of the oldest congregations in our community and celebrates the future by ministering in Christ's name. We hope you find us to be a welcoming community of faith and will return often.