Disciples Church began in the early weeks of 2009 as a group of six families gathered in a Cameron Park, CA living room. We prayed and dreamt of a church that passionately pursued two main values:
Helping people far from God nudge closer to Christlikeness in community.
Kingdom eats empire for breakfast.
We set out to start (or continue, really) a church plant in the Sacramento region hoping that Disciples Church would serve as an outpost for skeptics and saints alike, and where hope replaces cynicism and where love overcomes politics and preferences.
Disciples Church Story Videos
One great way to learn more about Disciples Church is to watch these four short videos. These paint the picture of our church – and trust us it’s not been all rainbows and butterflies, but they are sincere, and reflect the four important phases of our story as a community so far: God of the Waiting, God of the Desert, God of Exile, and God of the Promised Land.
We have our doubts about whether people even read these things any more. Our hope is that the only reason we don’t read them is because the reading is so dry that nobody can finish. But that does not mean they are not important. These are the truths that guide us, much more than core values, organizational structure, or mission statements. These are the tenants of the faith, and are much bigger than our little corner of the world.
We believe God now, and always has, existed in three unique expressions: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus is the only way to know God. We believe the Holy Bible is God’s most consistent and available voice into the lives of Christ-followers and Christ investigators.
People often complicate the important things, but Jesus said if you don’t think about the Kingdom of God as simply as a little kid, you won’t get it at all (Mark 10:15). We understand that if you have taken the time to read this page, you hold these tightly; we do as well. So don’t mistake our simple approach or apparent flippancy about hot-button church issues for a lacking “short tether” to the anchors of the Christian faith.
For those of you still reading…
We have a long relationship with the Excel Leadership Network and its leaders. We are proud to come under their covering and be connected with churches and pastors all over the U.S. who share similar passion.
The Excel Leadership Network mission is to help church planters and high level leaders excel in their God-given work (Acts 13:1-2). We’re developing a movement in which church planting leaders are reproducing healthy churches.
We are also affiliated with the North American Baptists (NAB) conference. The mission of the NAB is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ at home and internationally.
For more information about our affiliations and accountability, please feel free to contact us!