Iglesia Cristiana (Discipulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico
The Disciples have been in Puerto Rico since 1899 when the first missionary Disciples came. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Puerto Rico is a Church constituted by 105 local churches. Their offices are located in Bayamón, in what is called the Christian Center. It has a Biblical Institute for the training of pastors and laymen of our churches, located in the Christian Center. They are dedicated to sharing a message of peace and hope, and have an identity that is defined by their values and history. They mark themselves by the role that Jesus plays in their lives.
The Disciples church in Puerto Rico has several community projects that are very diverse, from children’s programs to elderly, counseling and community needs. Their mission is to proclaim the message of the gospel which is the possibility of change and transformation for society. The Church exists in society to accompany her and to model a lifestyle that encourages the towns to reach its aspirations and ideals. That is their social primary responsibility. However, the Church, like any other reality composed of human beings, is subject to the discomforts and ambivalences that they suffer from. This is the reason why we have seen Church not living up to its expectations. In spite of this, the Church lives constantly in a process of reflection using criteria such as the values of the Gospel that they profess.