FCC is a vibrant, welcoming community of Christians committed to helping imperfect people become more like the perfect Savior, Jesus. Welcome home.
Below you will find FAQs to help you get to know a little bit about us. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does FCC Believe?
First Christian Church exists to make disciples of Jesus. To make disciples of Jesus, First Christian’s ministries are committed to teaching disciples to obey everything that Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:19), expressed by Gather, Grow, Go.
What are the Services Like?
Our Sunday morning worship service celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ every week. We gather as God’s new covenant people to give God thanks and to praise him for who he is and what he has done, to worship him with heart and soul and mind and strength. We celebrate with songs and hymns, voices and instruments joining together to offer our praise to God. We pray for one another, for the growth and extension of the kingdom of God throughout the world, for the suffering church, and for our community, including those who do not know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We give our attention to the word of God, reading from the Scriptures and listening to our pastor’s teaching so that we are able to better understand the Bible and apply its teachings to our lives, and to grow spiritually and be transformed into the image of Christ by the renewing of our minds. We give our tithes and offerings as an act of worship, our grateful participation in the work of Christ through our church. We take communion together, publicly re-affirming our faith in Jesus Christ and proclaiming our participation in the new covenant made possible through his death and resurrection by the taking of bread and cup.
The liturgical and musical traditions of the Western church are rich and varied. So our Sunday service blends traditional and contemporary approaches to worship, using a mixture of older liturgical elements and newer, more casual aspects. Our music incorporates hymns, praise songs and choruses, choral pieces, and special selections by soloists and small ensembles. On any given Sunday, you might hear us singing to the accompaniment of piano and organ, or a praise band with guitars, keyboards, and drums or other percussion instruments, or all of the above. You might get to hear a solo violin play a beautiful arrangement of a hymn, or an oboist accompany the choir. A trumpet might join in for a special number, or a saxophone and flute, or perhaps some handbells. Perhaps we’ll sing a classic revivalist hymn, or a favorite hymn that has been updated with a new chorus. Or a simple song from the seventies that has been jazzed up a bit. Or the latest offering from a contemporary worship leader. We might even sing a capella–who knows?! One thing you can be sure of–our worship will have good music played and sung enthusiastically and as well as we know how. More important, we’ll be singing and playing with all of our heart for an audience of One.
Our Sunday service begins at 9:45 a.m. and aims to conclude by 11:00 a.m. But we’re more concerned about the quality of our time in worship–and using the opportunity we have to encounter the living God during our worship–than we are concerned about what time we finish. (Our children’s workers help keep us aware of our need to wrap things up on time, though!)
Best of all, there is one constant, fundamental reality in our Sunday worship service that overshadows everything else–Jesus Christ, the risen Lord, promises to show up every week. He’ll be there to welcome you and his Spirit will usher you into the presence of the Father.
So come and join us as we celebrate and enjoy the presence of God together!
What Should I Wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable! Some wear a suit and tie and some wear shorts and t-shirts. Regardless of how you are dressed, you will feel welcomed at First Christian Church.
What About my Children?
The Children’s Ministry is for ages birth through 5th grade. Our nursery children will enjoy playtime, story time and a snack time each Sunday in a safe and loving environment. Children 3 years – Kindergarten will explore the fundamentals of our faith through Bible stories, crafts, and games. Children 1st – 5th grade will experience the major stories of the Bible through kid-friendly multimedia workshops, such as art, science, movies, games, and cooking.