Our History

The history of the name "Christian Church" is a simple one, dating back to the late 18th and 19th centuries. European Christians from numerous denominational backgrounds discovered in a new land that there were often very few believers of their common tradition with which to establish churches, especially as the frontier was being settled. For worship, fellowship and the building of their faith, they came together - Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, etc. (read here a brief history of the Disciples of Christ)

Their commitment to find common ground compelled them to lay aside the denominational labels that had separated them. They found the simple name "Christian" unifying and a "plain sense" approach to the Bible, more desirable than any man-made creed.

They also discovered that the love of Jesus Christ reproduced in His people was strong enough to unite them even when they differed in certain areas of opinion.

What eventually emerged was a powerful movement rooted in an attractive three-fold plea: the unity of all Christians, the authority of the Bible, and the love of Christ in His church.

To this end, Bastrop Christian Church was established over 150 years ago and has been meeting in the present building for well over 100 years. We are proud members of the Bastrop community and our role in the "most historic small town in Texas."