Our Story

Who we are

We are Gospel people seeking God, learning from Jesus, and being guided by the Spirit each and every day. 

Coolwater Christian Church was born in the desert to serve as a wellspring of new life. We are God’s people embracing the community around us through worship, service, and celebration. Come and join us! 

Continue reading our basic beliefs below...

Our basic beliefs

  • All are Welcome

    We believe all are welcome here. No matter who you are. No matter where you have been. No matter your political affiliation, religious background, or family history, you are welcome here. 

  • everyone has a place here

    We believe that everyone has a place here. We believe and encourage the ministry of all believers. Men, women, youth and children all contribute to and lead in each of our worship services and ministries. 

  • We are Gospel people

    We are Gospel people. We are “a People of the Book” who study the Bible to deepen our connection to God and others and to discover God’s will.

  • all who seek to follow Jesus are one

    We believe all who seek to follow Jesus are one. As Christians, we are called to the unity of all God’s people as we work for peace and wholeness in this world.

  • open communion

    We practice open communion each week. All who seek to follow Jesus are invited to participate in the celebration at the Table. 

  • baptism by immersion

    We practice baptism by immersion. In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside and a new life of trust in God begins. While we practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

  • people of prayer

    We are people of prayer. We believe that prayer changes lives. Our congregation, elders, and leadership engage in intentional prayer sessions every week.

  • mission must be first

    We believe mission must be first. Here at Coolwater we believe that the whole point of our faith life is to live it out and to give back. Mission and outreach are central to who we are. 

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Disciples of Christ

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a movement born on the American frontier in the early 1800's. Our founders longed for a church where Christian unity and freedom of belief would be valued over creed and dogma. 

Today, 3,600 churches in the U.S. and Canada continue to reflect that free spirit, maintaining oneness in Christ but celebrating diversity in person, belief and practice of faith. We are a “movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.” 

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