Heights Christian Church is part of the Christian Churches, Disciples of Christ, an ecumenical denomination with 3,000 congregations across North America. Our congregation consists of approximately 120 members who are diverse in many aspects. When Heights Christian Church was designed, the founding members envisioned a complete facility that not only would serve the church as a place of worship, study and fellowship, but also serve the community.
Our building houses many community programs, such as the Cooperative Nursery School, the Shaker Youth Center, the Elegant Flea thrift shop, and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. In 1985, members of our congregation worked with the City of Shaker Heights and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop Campbell Court, an apartment building housing 81 senior citizens in comfortable, affordable surroundings.
The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ.
Freedom of belief
Disciples are called together around one essential of faith: belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 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.
Baptism by immersion
In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.
Belief in the oneness of the church
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and service.
The ministry of believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service, and spiritual growth.