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Who Are We? 

The First Christian Church is an independent, congregationally governed community of Christians.  We do not believe that we are the only Christians, but we do seek to be "Christians only".  


Our Aim 

At the Christian Church, our aim is to reproduce in doctrine and practice the church as Christ intended it to be.  So, we follow the pattern established by the apostles in the early church as revealed in the New Testament, as far as possible.  To this end, we try always "to do Bible things in Bible ways, and call Bible things by Bible names".  We do not follow any creed written by men; our sole guidebook is God's Word, as revealed in the Bible.  In matters of opinion, Where there's no definite statement from the Bible, we try to allow for each individual to follow the dictates of his or her own heart and conscience.  (see Romans 14)  


How Are We Saved? 

We believe that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and that only through God's grace can anyone be saved (Ephesians 2:8-10). Furthermore, the Bible teaches that we must repent of our sins; that is, we must be truly sorry for the sin in our lives and turn our backs on those sins and live in a way that is pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 7:9,10). We must confess that "Jesus is Lord" with our lips and with our lives (Matthew 10:32,33; Romans 10:10; Matthew 7:21-23).


What About Baptism?

We practice baptism by immersion for the forgiveness of sins, as the New Testament teaches (Acts 2:38). We believe that baptism is not a work, but an act of faith and obedience to God's command (Acts 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21). Romans 6:1-6 teaches that baptism is a burial in which the old way of life is put to death and that person rises from the water to "live a new life".


The Holy Spirit & The Believer   

Acts 2:38 teaches us that at their baptism, believers receive "the gift of the Holy Spirit". We understand this to mean that God's Spirit comes to live in our hearts as our divine Helper (John 14:16). He helps us overcome sin in our lives (Romans 8:13) and gives us strength to live for Him (Ephesians 3:16). He helps us in our prayers (Romans 8:26) and equips us for service to meet the needs of the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).


The Communion Service :  

We observe the Lord's Supper every Sunday; we believe that this was the early church's practice as well (Acts 20:7). The Communion is a memorial service honoring Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection (see 1 Corinthians 11:23-26), and it was Jesus' commandment that His followers should share in it (Matthew 26:26-28). Therefore, we believe that no one has the right to open or close this service to anyone. We ask only that people follow the words of the Apostle Paul and "examine themselves before they eat and drink" (1 Corinthians 11:28).  


The Christian Lifestyle :

We believe that our Christian faith must reveal itself in our lives and character. The qualities known as "the fruit of the Spirit" must be seen in our lives: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22,23).  


Becoming Like Jesus :

Our primary goal as Christians is to become like our master, Jesus Christ, in every aspect of our character, demonstrating His love in all that we do. There are several scriptures that point out to us the importance of being "transformed by the renewing of our minds" (Romans 12:2). Romans 8:29 points out that it is God's intention that we be "conformed to the image of His Son". Again, 2 Corinthians 3:18 states that we "are being transformed into His likeness". This transformation doesn't occur overnight; it comes only over a period of maturing in our faith and through the power of God's Holy Spirit working through us.


 Some Foundational Beliefs:

We believe in the all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal and triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) who created, sustains, and rules over all things.

We believe the Bible is God's written revelation of truth for mankind. It is the infallible, inspired Word of God and has final authority in all matters of faith, doctrine, practice, and daily life. 

We are committed to the Great Commandment to love God and love people (Matthew 22:37-40) and to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) to make disciples of all people. 

All people matter to God (John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:9); therefore they matter to us. 

Those who do not accept Jesus as Savior and the Lord of their life will likely find little fulfillment in this life and will definitely find torment in the life to come because they have rejected His rule over their lives. Those who accept Him discover a life full of meaning and purpose and will enjoy eternity with Him. 

Therefore, in love, we seek to meet the needs of all people but especially their need to know the Lord. .

Though times have changed, people are still people, Jesus is still the same yesterday, today, and forever, and the gospel is still the power of God for salvation.

The church is the "body of Christ" and each member is to contribute to the growth and well-being of the body and is to do his/her part in fulfilling the work Christ has given us to do.  


​​Come Join Us! 

If you are not a Christian, we want to help you come to know God in a real and personal way. He can give you an abundant life now and eternal life with Him to come. If you are already a believer and are looking for a place to worship and serve God and to be uplifted and to lift up others, we invite you to join with us. Please feel free to contact us through the information listed on the Home page.