ABOUT US

OUR IDENTITY STATEMENT

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."

OUR MISSION 

To know Christ and to make him known. 

OUR HISTORY

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 which owns its own property, elects its own officers and plans its own program of worship, fellowship, and service. All of the Church 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. 

OUR CORE BELIEFS

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

OUR VALUES

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

The communion table is our meeting ground at which we discover:

  • Our commonness in Christ

  • The celebration of diversity

  • A place to find an experiential connection to Christ

  • Our individual and communal voice as a church

Dialogue and discussion of theological topics is done in love and discernment to:

  • Hear each other's reflections and thoughts in a spirit of openness

  • Respect one another without being judgemental

  • Be open to a belief that might strengthen our faith

  • Have a healthier way to be in faithful conversation with one another

  • Model to those outside the church how to work through topics of importance, controversy, or crisis

STRUCTURE OF THE CHURCH
ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD
Voting Members

Moderator

Vice Moderator

Secretary

Treasurer

Elders

Diaconate

Historian

Trustees

Spiritual Life Chairperson

Mission Chairperson

Membership Chairperson

Maintenance Chairperson

Disciple Men's President

Disciple Women's President

CYF President

Chi Rho President

Youth Sponsors

**All Church members are welcome at Board Meetings.

COMMITTEES

Maintenance

Membership

Ministry

Missions

**All Church members are welcome to join a church committee. 

CONGREGATION
Elects

Elders

Diaconate (Deacons & Deaconesses)

Junior Diaconate

CHURCH STAFF

Dennis Voth- Minister

Bill Bearden- Pianist

Nancy Orr- Director of Music Ministries

Marilyn Banister- Secretary

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH
ARK CITY

620.442.9500

206 West Central Avenue

Arkansas City, KS 67005

Church Office Hours

Monday-Thursday

9:00am to 4:00pm 

support@arkcc.kscoxmail.com

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