““Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” Matthew 28:19

Our Mission and Purpose

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First Christian Church exists to fulfill God’s purposes for His Church. We are called to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world (evangelism); to make disciples who know Jesus, learn his word, obey him, and love and care for one another (nurture); to praise, honor, and express our love for God individually and corporately (worship); and to serve our fellow congregants, our community, and the world (service).

Our Statement of Faith

We believe that God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Bible is God’s written word, through which he continues to speak to us and reveal himself; that it is truthful in all that it teaches, and is uniquely and divinely authoritative for determining what we believe and how we are to live.

We believe that God fully and perfectly revealed himself through Jesus of Nazareth, the unique Son of God and Messiah, who is fully divine and fully human, God incarnate; that Jesus was born to a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles during his ministry, and suffered and died on the cross for our sins, making it possible for all who repent from their sins and place their faith in him to be made right with God and given eternal life; and that God raised him from the dead and exalted him to the place of highest glory and majesty.

We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells within each believer, enabling us to live godly lives and to fulfill God’s purposes for his creation.

We believe that Jesus will come again to rule over the nations, that his kingdom will have no end; and that he will be the final judge of all. We believe that all who belong to Christ will live forever in his kingdom.

We believe that the Church consists of all those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and confess him as Lord, with whom we are spiritually united as part of Christ’s body. Our local congregation recognizes Jesus Christ as the governing Head of our church, and our pastors and elders as his shepherds who guide the spiritual life of our church.