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We are the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the first Protestant movement founded on American Soil.  Our church was born on the American Frontier in the early 1800's as a movement opposing the rigid denominationalism imported from Europe and seeking Christian unity on a simple New Testament basis.  Its founders were Alexander Campbell in western Pennsylvania and Virginia and Barton W. Stone in Kentucky.  The basic principle was a fellowship built around the Lord's Table, open to all believers, and tolerance of widely divergent viewpoints concerning "non-essentials".  The Stone-Campbell development represents an indigenous American religious movement second only to the Mormons in size.

We have been called the "people of the chalice" which refers to the chalice symbol adopted in 1971.  It symbolizes the centrality of the Lord's Supper to Disciples life.  The St. Andrew's Cross, the national cross of Scotland, focuses attention on the Scottish Presbyterian roots of the church.  The red color of the chalice signifies vitality, spirit and sacrifice.

                           LOCAL HISTORY

Fellowship Christian Church (formerly Broken Arrow Christian Church) was originally located in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  Following a congregational split, the church began services at Haskell School in 1966.  The ground breaking of our present (15th St.) building was held in 1969.  The church building was constructed by the congregation to help defray costs.  It was dedicated on September 20th, 1970, and has been home ever since.

   WHAT WE BELIEVE

The Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a document adopted in 1968.  It spells out how the church is organized.  Many Disciples use its preamble as a way of expressing their understanding of their faith.

As Members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and in Christ's name and by his grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people.  We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in the covenant of love which binds us to God and one another.

In the communion of the Holy Spirit, we are joined together in discipleship and in obedience to Christ.  At the table of the Lord, we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ.  Within the universal church we receive the gift of ministry and the light of scripture.  In the bonds of the Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One whose kingdom has no end.

 Blessing, glory and honor be to God forever.

    Amen.

           Who We Are