McAllen Disciples

Our Mission

The mission of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in McAllen, Texas, shall be as revealed in the New Testament; to win people to a living faith in Jesus Christ by proclaiming and living out the gospel of Christ that all may grow in the knowledge of him to do God’s will by His grace.

Our Vision

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will position itself on the growing edge of McAllen, Texas, in order to:

1) Offer a ministry characterized by a loving, forgiving, and an accepting environment;
2) Passionately model the life of Christ with those who are searching, the unchurched, and with our family of faith through contemporary and creative expressions;
3) Provide a response to people’s needs, hurts, and interests in a culturally relevant experience with our Lord and Savior.

Our History

The Christian Church (DOC) was founded in the early 1800’s in the United States. Seeking to move beyond denominational disagreements, the founders envisioned only one Christian Church modeled on the New Testament. They were committed to ecumenism and Christian Higher Education.

The First Christian Church (DOC) McAllen traces its roots to September 15, 1914, when Mrs. Grace McDaniel invited several ladies to her home for the purpose of forming a Ladies Aid Society. That association and the fervor of the members led to the establishment of the First Christian Church (DOC) McAllen. Determination and perseverance characteristic of the efforts of the early day founders of the church have carried over to this day.

During the early 1900’s there was a strong sense of interdependence between the various churches in the Valley. The members of First Christian Church capitalized on that interdependence to raise funds, buy property and build the first church, which was erected in one day on February 17, 1917.

The church today continues the spirit of cooperation among all churches, as it also continues to display the strong characteristics of independence which was a basic heritage of the early church established as an American frontier church.

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McAllen Disciples — 4 Comments

  1. Do you have a statement of Faith. I have family in one of your churches and they are seeking one. Please email it me so that I can advise them of what’s what. When there’s no statement of faith on a website it seems to me that a church wants things obscured for whatever reason. Please email me yours. Thank you very kindly in advance.
    Wink Wilson
    Goshen, CT

    • Hello Wink,
      I thought this had been answered so I apologize for the latest in this answer. You will find the statement of faith on our website under About Disciples.

      If you need anything further please let us know.

      Thank you and God Bless,

  2. I am searching. So, first of all, a question: Is your church, First Christian Church, McAllen, TX, associated with (or does it have the same beliefs as the Unitarian Church in America (Unitarianism)?

    I am at your website to get information, but if you have other information that is not here please email it to me if possible.

    Thank you.

    • Sorry about the lateness of this reply. We are similar to the Unitarian Church but not exactly like it. Our website has a good deal of info on it. We’d be glad to meet with you and talk to you.

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