We Are First Church

Transforming our community by BUILDING relationships to GROW active disciples who SHARE the life changing lessons of Jesus 

Who are the people of First Church

We are people from many backgrounds.  We are people who just joined the church for the first time in their life.  We are people who came from other denominations.  We are longtime members.  We are people who are searching.  We all have one thing in common: we love the Lord Jesus with all of our hearts, souls and minds.  We are First Church.

MEET FRIENDS…Relationships are at the heart of everything we do.  A healthy growing relationship happens in the midst of our relationships with other people through interacting in worship, outreach ministries, classes and gatherings.

MEET GOD…We believe God is present and acts in your life in all the ups and downs even when we aren’t aware of it.  Through spiritual practices such as prayer, study, worship and service we learn how to listen for God’s voice and discover God’s will for our life.

DISCOVER LIFE…We believe God has given us the gift of abundant life – filled with love, joy and peace through his son Jesus Christ.  

What does church membership mean

Church membership is rooting yourself in preparation for spiritual growth.  Spiritual growth is enhanced through practicing the following spiritual practices to help draw us near to God.

Prayer — Prayer is our conversation with God.  It is personal and it is real.  It is a time for us to talk to God and listen for His voice.  It is a time for us to ask, “Lord, what do you want to do through me?”  First Church wants to help you find a prayer practice to keep you in conversation with God.

Presence —Being a member means interacting with people in worship or outreach ministries. 

Gifts — Everyone has special gifts and talents given to us by God.  These gifts help make the world a better place – transforming lives in our community and around the world.  

Service — We follow Jesus’ example of life and serve others.  First Church wants to help you find your place so that you can experience the joy helping others.

Witness — This is your life – your testimony to the world.  This is your autobiography to proclaim, “This is what my relationship with Jesus means to me.”

Membership is free and open to all who want to meet friends, meet God and discover life.

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