What We Believe

“Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul…”

Acts 4:32 NRSV

What We Believe

God is good, all the time.

All people matter to God, therefore we too must love and embrace all.

God’s power is transforming and healing.

The Bible is divinely inspired and is essential food for spiritual growth.

There is power in prayer.

God created us to grow spiritually as we become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Participation in small groups nurtures our spiritual lives.

Worship is an expression of our love for God through Jesus Christ.

We Are…

We are an inter-generational family of faith that share both burdens and joys.

We are called to be the body of Christ, each with gifts for ministry, and each designed by God for a purpose.

We are called to share and to be the good news of Jesus Christ in our community and world.

We are called to be good stewards of all God’s resources.

Statement of Calling

The Pacific Beach Christian Church seeks to be a loving and inviting intergenerational family of faith. We are committed to helping people of all ages develop a meaningful and genuine relationship with Jesus Christ and we will be intentional about providing the necessary resources to develop disciples who are committed to growing in the image of Christ.

We seek to accomplish this by providing the following:

  • An uplifting WORSHIP experience that is a joyful celebration of God’s love and grace,
  • An emphasis on DISCIPLESHIP that provides meaningful opportunities for exploration, growth and reflection for all ages,
  • An experience of FELLOWSHIP that nurtures caring and supportive relationships,
  • A commitment to EVANGELISM by equipping people to share their experience of God’s love and mercy with care, compassion and humility,
  • An opportunity to live out our MISSION through service to our community and the world.

We are called to be a vital and dynamic community of faith, alive to God’s Spirit and awake to God’s purpose and we seek to be faithful to that calling.

Our Chalice

chaliceredThe 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.