Our Affiliations

Our Affiliations

We are a member congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Pacific Southwest Region. Our denomination, formed during the Restoration Movement, is committed to Christian unity and allows for great diversity in belief and practice.

We believe our unity as Christians must be grounded in our common understanding of Jesus as Christ, not in uniformity of doctrine or proclamation of creed. As a result, our congregation is made up of people from a wide variety of Christian backgrounds and traditions, some with no previous history in a church or experience in Christian faith.

We are committed to ensuring that all are welcome here and invite you to contact us with your questions or comments.

Here are introductions to the various organizations that we affiliate with:

Sharon Watkins
Rev. Hord Owens, General Minister and President

Rev. Hord Owens was elected as the General Minister and President on July 9, 2017. A Disciple since young adulthood, Hord Owens was dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School and pastor of First Christian Church of Downers Grove, IL prior to her election.

Hord Owens’ resume includes more than 20 years in corporate America leading diverse teams in data management before she entered seminary. For 15 years, she served as the dean of students at the University of Chicago Divinity School, shepherding a varied student body in both background and theology. More…

Christian Church Disciples of Christ Pacific Southwest Region

OUR VISION, to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and passion for justice (Micah 6:8); and, OUR MISSION, to be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth”. (Acts 1:8) More…

National Benevolent Association

The mission of the National Benevolent Association is to provide social and health services to meet the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of persons, in the loving and caring spirit of Christ. More…

Church Extension
Church Extension

Since 1883, Church Extension has assisted local Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations in planning, financing, and maintaining facilities to be used as places to engage in the ministry of being and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We continue to live that out in commitments reflected in our mission statement: “Called by God, Church Extension partners with all Disciples of Christ congregations at pivotal points in their life cycles by offering transformational strategies, investment services and capital funding.” More…

Global Ministries
Global Ministries

We commit ourselves to a shared life in Christ and to an ecumenical global sharing of resources and prophetic vision of a just and peaceful world order, joining with God’s concern for the poor and oppressed. This commitment will be reflected in common decision-making for mission program which will visibly witness to the oneness of mission in and through the Church of Jesus Christ. More…

Disciples Home Missions
Disciples Home Missions

Disciples Home Missions commits to connecting people to the life changing love of God by developing partnerships throughout the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that strengthen congregations and leaders to make a difference in the world by revealing the light of Christ. More…

Pension Fund
Pension Fund of the Christian Church

The Pension Fund serves the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by supporting ministers, missionaries and lay employees of the church and its related organizations.

For over 100 years, first as the Board of Ministerial Relief and then as the administrator of the Pension Plan, it has sought to undergird the church and its ministry. Change and growth of the Pension Fund have continually broadened and deepened it’s ministry. More…

Christian Church Foundation Christian Church Foundation
The Christian Church Foundation works with members and entities of the Christian Church to make a difference in the sharing of accumulated resources through permanent funds. But we’re not just in the business of raising money. The joy of our ministry is distributing funds given by donors to their favorite Disciples-related causes. More…