The Foundations of Mt. Hebron Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ
The Mt. Hebron Church of
Christ, Disciples of Christ is a Bible-based, New Testament Church, rooted
and grounded in the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are a New Testament Church because, our salvation, hope, and
eternal life came through the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that the Church was established before the foundation of the world(Ephesians 1:4), annunciated during Christ's ministry on earth (Matthew 16:16), and inaugurated at Pentecost (Acts 2).
In God We Trust
Our sufficiency as a body of believers lies in our faith in the supremacy of God the Father; Jesus' birth to the Virgin Mary, life, death, resurrection, and soon coming to judge the world; and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in spiritual gifts and fruit.The Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ is Trinitarian as we believe in the
divinity of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit-Three in One and One in Three.
The Founder - The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself instituted the Church,
and that He received full authority from God to do so (Mark 9:7). In Matthew 16:18, Jesus tells His Disciples that the Church would be built
on Him, and because of this, Satan would have no lasting power over it. Jesus as the head of the Church, called His followers "Disciples". We are compelled by scripture to embrace the title, Disciple, that Christ gave His followers.
The Scripture, Our Foundation
Our sufficiency in doctrine, preaching, and teaching lies in the literal
interpretation of the scripture, from Genesis to Malachi, Matthew to Revelation. The totality of the scripture supports our belief. We accept the teaching of the Old Testament as a school master, leading us to the revelation of the person of the Lord Jesus and His Holy Spirit.
Ordinances of the Church
As Christ commanded the Church to go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever he commanded, we are sent to all the world to spread the gospel and baptize believers in water by immersion, and observe the full communion-taking the bread (the broken body of Christ), the cup of the fruit of the vine (the blood of Christ), and footwashing (the service and humility of Christ).
Church Emblem - The Fish
The sign of the fish is the official emblem of the Church of Christ,
Disciples of Christ.
Jesus said that he would make His Disciples "fishers of men" (Mark 1:17). The sign of the fish was used by first-century Disciples as a secret code to protect their identity and meeting places in the midst of their enemies. We use this symbol to remember the work of the New Testament to lead whosoever will to believe on Christ Jesus, repent, and be baptized in water to receive the gift of
the Holy Spirit.
Our Restorationist History
Disciples of Christ organized churches in Eastern North Carolina in 1850. As an offshoot of the Campbell-Stone movement, free African Americans, freed people, and Native Americans convened independent
fellowships aafter the Civil War. The first Assemblies, developed east and west of the Tar River, in the Goldsboro-Raleigh
and Washington-Norfolk areas, communed as one starting in 1872, and were incorporated as the General Assembly in 1910. The Church flourished with the African American migration north in the 1920s and 1930s. It currently has fellowships from Newburgh, New York to Columbus, Georgia; and in Liberia, Ghana, Togo,Guyana, and Panama.