Who are we?
Wahiawa Christian Church is a diverse congregation of children, youth, and adults that exists to introduce people to Jesus, and to his teachings. We seek to help people grow in their spiritual journey, to nurture and care for each other as Children of God, and to go out into our community and beyond. Through this mission, we believe God is calling us to be like salt and light in our community.
We are a member congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, the first denomination founded on American soil (in the early 1800s). The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) stresses freedom of opinion and diversity, encouraging each person to determine through study and prayer what it is God wants for him or her. Creeds and doctrines are never used as measures for membership or tests of “correct belief.”
What is that red cup all about?
The Disciples symbol is a red chalice bearing the “x”-shaped Cross of St. Andrew. The chalice represents our emphasis on the Lord’s Supper, which is open to all Christians and is celebrated weekly as the most important part of our worship. The red color denotes vitality, spirit, and sacrifice. The St. Andrew’s Cross, the national cross of Scotland, represents the Scottish-Presbyterian roots of our Church.
What about baptism?
Disciples’ congregations accept members on a simple profession of their faith in Jesus. While we practice baptism by immersion, those Christians who already have been baptized, by whatever method, are not expected to be re-baptized. With baptism, persons are received into the full fellowship of Wahiawa Christian Church.
What is our mission?
Wahiawa Christian Church exists to invite people into a relationship with Jesus, to equip them to live as he teaches, to nurture and care for one another as children of God, and to go out into the world so that more may come to know God’s love as we understand it in Jesus.