The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), while founded on American soil in the early 1800s, is uniquely equipped to live up to its identity that it is a "movement for wholeness in a fragmented world." It continues to be influenced by its founding ideals of our unity in Christ with openness and diversity in practice and belief.
The church is identified with the Protestant “mainstream” and is widely involved in social and other concerns. Disciples have supported vigorously world and national programs of education, agricultural assistance, racial reconciliation, care of the developmentally disabled and aid to victims of war and calamity.
The denomination now counts about 700,000 members in the United States and Canada in about 3,700 congregations. Numerically, the strength of the Disciples of Christ runs in a broad arc that sweeps from Ohio and Kentucky through the Midwest and down into Oklahoma and Texas.
We participate in the Feed My Sheep food kitchen and several denomination-wide programs.
The Western Reserve Christian Church was founded in the 1990's through the merger of congregations of the First Christian Church of Hudson and the North Hill Christian Church in Akron. These churches had been in existence for over 100 and 60 years, respectively. A new church building in Hudson, Ohio was completed in 2005.