We are more than a building and a location. Christ is at the heart of all we do. We are people who are committed to making a difference one life at a time. We are people who come to grips with our brokenness, so we can minister to a broken world. Whether you come to a worship service or one of the classes offered, whether you attend 242 groups or youth group, special Sunday and Wednesday services, we want you to feel at home and make friends here.
Our Mission is to lead people to become devoted followers of Christ. Our Vision is that all mankind will discover the love of God through a process of connecting, growing and serving.
We accomplish our vision through six guiding principles from God's Word and our Articles of Corporation:
To encourage and assist in individual and collective worship of the one true and great God.
In Missions To lift up the work of the Church in our community and around the world.
In Ministry To program for the spiritual and moral encouragement of this community.
In Evangelism To work for the saving of all mankind and the unity of all God's people.
In Discipleship Through the teaching and preaching of God's Word as it is set forth in the Word of God.
In Fellowship To build relationships on God's Word that strengthen the body of believers so they can accomplish God's work.
First Church is affiliated with the Church of God with headquarters in Anderson, Indiana. This affiliation gives us accountability without control. We are part of a movement that is non-denominational. Each church is autonomous. We strive to discover God's direction in each independent context of ministry.