What we believe

What we believe

We seek God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as witnessed to in scripture. Disciples of Christ do not hold fast to a creed or extra-biblical teaching as a test of faith. Instead, we traditionally hold to “No creed but Christ” and “In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty.” We’re here to teach God-inspired scripture, not man-made creeds and teachings.

Our essentials as a church are grounded in the Bible. They are that Jesus is God’s Son, our Lord and Savior. The Bible, taken in context and pointing to Christ, is our greatest tool as Christians. The Church is Christ’s Body on Earth, not divided by denomination or creed. The Lord’s Supper is offered as often as we gather in remembrance of Christ Jesus. Baptism is for believers and enacted by immersion, though we affirm other forms of baptism. And, all Christians are called to share in the ministries of Jesus Christ to reconcile the world and make all things new.

First Christian Church’s mission is to provide you with

(1) strong biblical teaching rooted in love and mercy,

(2) faith that takes seriously rational thinking,

(3) long standing Holy Spirit filled traditions,

(4) and a community that shares the Gospel through word and deed.