Welcome to Pacific Beach Christian Church
We welcome everyone. 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 regardless of race, culture, social or economic status, those in recovery or those still struggling with addiction, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective.
We also seek to stand with each other and those of other faiths or no faith in mutual respect, partnering where we can to build understanding, peace and justice for all.
We take seriously the command to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We believe Jesus expanded the definition of neighbor to include everyone, everywhere. Come join us as we seek to live this out in and through our church.
Open & Affirming
Our congregation overwhelming voted to become an Open and Affirming congregation in December 2018. “Open and Affirming” is the designation used by the Disciples of Christ to recognize congregations that are fully welcoming and affirming of our LGBTQ+ sisters and brothers. We strive to welcome all to the Lord’s table as the Lord has welcomed us, which includes integrating all into the life of the church in service and leadership. This welcome includes those from the LGBTQ community who would like to get married in our church.
Serving Pacific Beach for 70+ Years
We are an inter-generational family of faith that has been a part of the PB community since 1949. While worship styles and traditions have changed over time, the warm, welcoming and inclusive spirit has remained. We welcome you to bring your faith, questions and even your doubts. Time and again Jesus would meet people where they are, not where the religious leaders thought they should be. We strive to do the same.
We are a member church of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a uniquely American-born Protestant denomination that began as a movement to unite Christians together across denominational and sectarian dividing lines. Our unity is grounded in our shared faith in Jesus as Christ, not in uniformity of belief or doctrine. We value freedom of thought and biblical interpretation both for individuals and for congregations. We believe we can agree to disagree and still find common ground in and through Jesus. You can learn more about the Disciples of Christ by visiting www.disciples.org.
The chalice and St. Andrew’s Cross, symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) adopted by the church’s 1971 General Assembly, is a registered trademark with the United States Patent Office. It is in the interest of the church to use the symbol with dignity and propriety to maintain the respect due an identifying mark of an institution.
The chalice points to the centrality of the Lord’s Supper in the life and worship of the Disciples. The Cross of St. Andrew, national cross of Scotland, focuses attention on the Presbyterian roots of the Disciples. St. Andrew has been identified with the laity and with evangelism, both of which have been prominent Disciples’ emphases. The color red signifies vitality, spirit and sacrifice.
Our Shared Beliefs
- God is good. . .all the time.
- All people matter to God, therefore we must love and embrace all.
- God has the power and desire to transform and heal brokenness into new life.
- The bible is inspired and relevant.
- There is power in prayer.
- God created us with a spiritual yearning and desire.
- Spiritual growth happens best in community.
- Worship is an expression of our love for God.