We believe the community of God's people gathering together for worship is vital to our individual spiritual well being as well as that of the church as a whole. Our services combine both contemporary and traditional forms of worship with a complete praise band leading us in contemporary hymns and music. Our Minister of Music has recently released a CD of his recordings and brings a spirit of both excellence and humility to our music. The service also features more traditional hymns and elements of worship. Central to our worship experience is the Lord's Supper. We receive the Lord's supper each week and all believers in Jesus Christ are invited to participate in this beautiful service.
We believe in Worship
Children and families were important to Christ. We believe God wants them to be important to us as well. Our worship service is geared to the needs of Children with a "Children's Moment" children's sermon each week. Children are then dismissed from the worship service if parents so choose, and go to our Children's Church. Age based activities and lessons are presented in a loving environment where children can learn about God and worship in a way they can understand. We have an active and vital student ministry with a dedicated full time Youth and Family Minister. The needs of parents are greater than they have ever been in today's society. We have a monthly parenting class and fellowship where parents of all age children meet for dinner, friendship, and a relevant study based upon needs they have expressed. We also know that in today's society marriages are under stress and sometimes fail. We know first hand the pain of divorce and the rejection some have felt, even from their own faith communities. We believe in a redemptive approach to broken marriages and divorce. We believe, that in the sight of God, there are NO second class citizens, and we are committed to providing an atmosphere of acceptance, healing, and service to those who have gone through life's struggles.
We Believe in Family
First Christian has a long history of community and mission support. Last year, we sent a team to the gulf coast as well as assisted with a foreign mission trip. This year, a team will be going to the hurricane ravaged Galveston Texas area to help rebuild a church. Another team will be going on a foreign mission trip to assist blind children. Our church also sponsors global, national, and state missions through its offerings. Locally, First Christian supports several different relief organizations with regular monetary and labor assistance.
We Believe in Missions and Outreach
First Christian works hand in hand with other area churches to promote annual Christian events such as the Prayer Luncheons the week before Easter. We believe we have a responsibility under God to be good stewards of the world's resources on both a local and global level. Our Ministerial staff are engaged in the community working with our area schools and organizations, as is our membership
We Believe in Community
It is our firm conviction that God calls all believers to serve Him. We believe God has equipped you with the very talents and gifts He desires you to have and use for Him. We're committed to helping you discover those gifts and to find ways for you to put them to use. There is no greater joy than in serving others.