As disciples making disciples for Jesus Christ, we invite, welcome, teach, share and call others to discipleship. At First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ) we practice six marks of discipleship:
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is committed to the priesthood of all believers. That means that every member is a minister who serves God as he or she is gifted and called. You will see this lived out in our services of worship from greeters who welcome you at the door to those who present the gospel to our young people at the Children’s Moment. The Elders pray and officiate each Sunday at the communion table. Communion is served the to the church family by deacons. Our praise band, bell choir, chancel choir, organist and pianist lead the congregation songs of worship. Worship is not a performance to watch but an experience for all to share and give glory to God.
“Blended worship” on Sunday morning moves from an informal greeting time to contemporary songs of praise, a time for our children, a scripture-based sermon that relates to life today, and then closes with the tradition and reverence of Holy Communion. Each “blended” service seeks to offer the best of each genre in meaningful worship to the glory of God. And, you are welcome to worship with us whether you are dressed casually, “dressed up” or somewhere in between! You won’t feel out of place because worship is not about what you wear, rather it is a desire to encounter and grow in Christ.
We enjoy in special celebrations in Christ, rejoicing in special milestones along life’s journey of faith. We baptize by immersion, giving an outward sign of one’s surrender into Christ as Lord, dying to one’s self and rising to live for Christ. All who are already baptized are welcome to join First Christian church without rebaptism, whatever your mode of baptism. We also provide A Service of Dedication for Infants and Children as a covenant for parents and the church family to nurture children in their life of faith. Please contact the pastor if you are interested in baptism or dedication of a child.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 am Sunday Morning - Classes for ALL ages.
Living in Faith Together
A Sunday School program for children and adults of all ages. Participate in Bible-based conversations, snacks, activities, and prayer every week. Nursery care is available during the Sunday School hour, provided by screened and CPR certified staff. For a Bible lesson and activities we encourage your family to join us for Sunday LiFT in Evan's Hall at 9:30 am.
The Couples/Melon Class (Adult Class) - We represent several generations with a mix of single and married. Each Sunday we spend time exploring and studying Bible lessons through the David C. Cook Adult Bible Study Series. We enjoy the fellowship of being together and sponsor at least two gatherings beyond Sunday school. We welcome and encourage you to come join the fun of fellowship, sharing the joy of learning and the making of life-long friendships.
The Pastor’s Class (Youth-Adult)
A four-week study for individuals interested in learning more about the Christian faith and the beliefs and practices of this church. The four sessions are: