Vision Statement of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
"We are a growing family of believers who worship God by welcoming all to the Lord's table and by serving those in need."
What We Believe
God is the "Great I AM" (YHWH) and created the universe out of nothing and shares relation in the Holy Trinity.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is 100% Divine and 100% human who served as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. We believe he will come back one day. He also shares relation in the Holy Trinity.
Holy Spirit is the divinity that lives within us. The Holy Spirit prays on our behalf, teaches us, and assists us. The Holy Spirit also shares relation in the Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity is God sharing three roles or "personalities" to fulfill the redemptive plan of God. They are not three separate gods, but one God.
Salvation happens when one makes a public confession of belief in Jesus Christ, repents of sins, and is baptized
The Holy Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God. It tells the redemptive story of God and is still applicable to this day.
Unity of all Christians in the love of Christ. Doctrines and human differences should not be allowed to divide believers from each other.
Inclusive Ministry in the life and work of the church. ALL members are “ministers”, entitled to interpret the Scriptures and perform church functions.
The Ordinances of the Gospel, two ordinances of the church instituted by Jesus himself:
Baptism, an act by which a believer enters into the church universal.
Baptism is for mature individuals who are old enough to make their own decisions.
Baptism is a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and commitment to discipleship.
Baptism is symbolic of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, and of faith in life to come.
“Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that . . .we too might walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4
The Lord's Supper (Communion) is at the heart of our worship service.
Celebrated every Sunday and special occasions.
All are welcome to participate. "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
Disciples of Christ celebrate in:
Remembrance of Christ and Christ’s life on earth
Fellowship, drawing the congregation closer together
Thanksgiving for forgiveness of sins and renewal of life
Dedication to Christ’s way.