About Us


Garfield Park Community Church | About

Our History

Early History
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) grew out of two movements seeking Christian unity that sprang up almost simultaneously in western Pennsylvania and Kentucky – movements that were backlashes against the rigid denominationalism of the early 1800s.

A Heritage of Openness
The Disciples have a long heritage of openness to other Christian traditions having come into existence as a 19th century protest movement against denominational exclusiveness. At the local level and beyond, Disciples are frequently involved in cooperative and ecumenical work. In 1910, the Disciples established the Council on Christian Unity, the first denomination in the world to have an organization devoted to the pursuit of Christian unity. In keeping with their ecumenical mission, the Disciples have approximately 270 international church partners in close to 70 countries.

The Tapestry of Today
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a North American denomination.Disciples are working to become a pro-reconciling anti-racist church.

Our Mission

All theological and political perspectives are welcome and our communion is open to all who wish to partake regardless of your beliefs! Here at GPCC we will embrace you regardless of your faith, personal life choices, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political preference, social status, or economic standing. We love and value all equally and at Greater Purpose Community Church: ALL LITERALLY MEANS ALL! Radical love and unity are sacred in our community.

For our worship, we sing modern contemporary guitar-driven music and we also enjoy hymns, but we arrange them in a modern style. We also have amazing children’s programs.

An invitation to join our inclusive, united people of faith & action

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