Our Local History
Central Christian congregation, with currently over 500 members, has faithfully witnessed to and served the Enid community since 1893. Central has been a church home for thousands during its one hundred and twenty-two year history, and our doors are open to you. All are welcome!
If you are new to the community, new to the faith or have been separated for whatever reason, from your former congregation or denomination, we welcome your inquires, your questions, your attendance, and your participation.
We believe that the life most worth living is a life lived in Christian love. We also believe that God calls the church, Christ’s living body, to be a place where there is deep spirituality, true community, and a passion for justice.
Beliefs of the Christian Church (Disciples of 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 together around two essentials of faith: a belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and that Christians are free to follow their conscience guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others.
As members of the Christian Church, We confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world. – The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
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. Membership with a local church comes with baptism. Those who unite by transfer of membership from other congregations or denominations are accepted into full membership on the basis of their prior Christian commitment.
The Ministry of Believers
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Believing in the oneness of the church, persons are free to follow their consciences guided by the Bible, the Holy Spirit, study and prayer, and are expected to extend that freedom to others. All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service. Both ordained ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.
And above all that,
Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God,
who offers saving grace to all who seek it through His Son.
If you would like to know more about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), our beliefs, and our national and global ministries, please see the following websites: www.disciples.org and www.okdisciples.org/
The symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a simple red chalice bearing the Cross of St. Andrew across the left side of the bowl. Long associated with the Disciples of Christ as a symbol, the chalice points to theThe Disciples Of Christ centrality of the Lord’s Supper in the life and worship of the Disciples who celebrate Communion each Sunday. The Cross of St. Andrew, national cross of Scotland, focuses attention on the Presbyterian roots of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The color red signifies vitality, spirit, and sacrifice. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, has become the central element of worship and is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ. The practice of Holy Communion is deep within the Disciples tradition.
Disciples’ observance of the Lord’s Supper emanates from the upper room, where Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the living Christ is met and received in the sharing of the bread and the cup, representative of the body and blood of Jesus. The presence of the living Lord is affirmed and he is proclaimed to be the dominant power in our lives. – The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)