Mt. Healthy Christian Church is an historic congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Mt. Healthy Christian Church was formed in 1839, and met in the Free Meeting House until a church building was constructed in 1849. This first church building still stands, at 7718 Harrison Avenue.
Disciples of Christ History
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was founded in the early 1800's in the United States. Seeking to move beyond denominational disagreements, the founders envisioned only one Christian Church, modeled on the New Testament. The church grew rapidly across the American frontier, in part because it shared many values of the early settlers. Today our nearly 4000 congregations still share some of those characteristics. Each congregation is a self-governing unity and calls its own pastor. Worship services may be formal or informal, and include lay men and woman as leaders. Open discussion of issues is encouraged. A variety of opinions is welcome. Our congregations include a broad ethnic and racial membership.
The Chalice Symbol
The chalice symbolizes the central place of communion in worship for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The X-shaped cross of the disciple Andrew is a reminder of the ministry of each person and the importance of evangelism.