[D]mergent was formed out of our experience with the emerging tribes of Generation X & the Millennial Generation. As we sought to minister in this emerging context we became aware of the need to move beyond traditional paradigms and witness the Spirit moving in nontraditional spaces. When Disciples World ceased we thought that we might be able to gather together and reach out to the saints in an equally nontraditional manner.
On the denominational website we welcome visitors that seek to know “about” The Disciples with this from the Disciples of Christ Statement Of Identity,
“We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.”
We identify strongly with this statement. We seek to be a part of this movement towards wholeness. We are indeed in a fragmented world and find sanctuary and reconciliation at the Table. We welcome all that come with earnest hearts and a willingness to engage each other in thoughtful, honest and compassionate discussion. We hope to be a space where we as a collective, as a people may gather and equip each other as we vision together and don our prophetic imagination to be a people of God that unites beyond human division and works as one people to love those that are difficult to love, restore the radical and transformative nature of the gospel message, and offer a place for yesterdays legacy to nurture the reframing of what “church” is in these emerging generations.