What to Expect
Welcome All Visitors!
National City Christian Church, the national church for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), welcomes all who are searching for a spiritual home. Whether your interests are community outreach, mutual support, worship, music, or just plain fun — you are welcome to join us and get to know the warm and caring people that are National City.
Blessings and peace,
Pastor Amy, Rev. Dr. Amy Butler
Interim Senior Minister
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know about Sunday services?
Wear what you want! We share in the Lord’s Supper every Sunday and say the Lord’s Prayer. We smile a lot; you will make some friends. Parking and child care are available.
What do you believe?
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, son of the living God and Savior of the world. We recognize that each of us is on our own spiritual journey. All are free to come to their own understanding of faith and also be part of a spiritual Christian community.
What denomination is National City?
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant denomination with about a million members in the U.S. and Canada. The Disciples’ identity statement is:
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.
We believe “in essentials, unity; in opinion, liberty; and in all things, love.” You can find out more about Disciples here: http://disciples.org/
Tell me about your building.
Our church is historic – the architect is the same who designed the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives. Two Presidents, Johnson and Garfield, worshiped here, and there are stained glass windows dedicated to them inside. Don’t be intimidated. Our building may be grand, but with you in it, it will be even grander! To schedule a tour, contact Rev. Steven Baines at Sbaines@nationalcitycc.org.
Grow As Disciples
Christians – whether new to the faith or with a lifetime of experience – need to grow spiritually. National City wants to help you grow in your faith journey. To that end we offer:
- Bible studies
- Sunday school classes
- Small groups
- Young Adult Ministry
- Disciples Women
- Breakfast with Santa
- Seniors Fellowship
- LGBTQ Fellowship
Share God’s Love
National City invites all people to share God’s love in our community, nation, and world. We invite you to join one of our ministries:
- Ministries for the Homeless
- Hunger Ministry
- Washington Interfaith Network
- Blessing of the Dogs
- Bunkhouse Ministry
- AIDS Walk
- Refugee and Immigration Ministries
So do we! Our music ministry provides artistic diversity reflecting our church membership, our neighborhood, and the international city in which we live. We hope that our music speaks directly to your soul. On any given Sunday you can sing along, or tap your foot and clap your hands to Gospel music or hear our world-renowned pipe organ and sanctuary choir. Come help us glorify God through our:
- Sanctuary Choir
- Gospel Choir
- Free Organ recital (Fridays at 12:15 pm)
- Special Concert Events