Aim and Plea of the Church
Congregation: We, the Disciples of Christ, Wishing to be in Complete accord and agreement with the doctrine of Christ, Set forth the following principles which have been the focus of the church for more than a century.
Minister: General Aim of the Church
Congregation: Restoration of the New Testament teachings and practices.
Minister: Plea of the Church
Congregation: No creed but Christ, No book but the Bible, No name but the Divine
Minister: Where the Bible speaks, we speak
Congregation: Where the Bible is silent, we are silent
Minister: In essentials, unity
Congregation: In non-essentials liberty, in all things charity