Frequently Asked Questions...
Q: What denomination is First Christian Church?
A: Our goal is to be as much like the early New Testatment church as possible, therefore, rather than take on a man-made denominational name, we prefer to consider ourselves, not the only Christians, but Christians only. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch (Acts 11:26)
Q: What should I expect to see in a worship service at FCC?
A. Our morning worship services consist of singing, preaching, and partaking of the Lord's supper. Our music is a blend of traditional and contemporary songs led by a worship team and accompanied by piano or occassionally a pre-recorded CD. Special solos, duets, and ensemble presentations are often a part of the service. A video projector is used to present words to the music , video clips, and the sermon outline. After a time of reflection and self-evaluation, all Christians are invited to partake of communion, and there is an opportunity to worship in tithe & offering. After communion time, children in grades K-5 are dismissed to Junior Church. A Bible-based, relevant sermon is then preached, after which an invitation is offered. Baptism by immersion is performed for those wishing to make a profession of faith. (Nursery is provided.)
Q: Do I need to wear "dress clothes" to the services?
A: We are more concerned that "you are there, than what you wear!" You will find people attending our services in suits, casual attire, and jeans. Although we feel this is a personal decision, we do expect those in attendance to use good taste and modesty.
Q: What kind of activities can I get involved in at FCC?
A: In addition to Sunday morning worship services, we have a variety of activities for all age groups. Sunday School meets at 9:45 each Sunday morning. We have classes for Nursery/Toddlers through adults. On Wednesday evenings we meet at 6:00 for F.E.A.S.T. (Fellowship, Eat, And Study Together) and then we break into age groups at 7:00: Adults-Bible Study in the church fellowship hall; SPARK for grades 6-12 meet upstairs in the Education building; JAM (Jesus And Me) for grades K-5 meets downstairs in the annex. Other activites include a weekly Ladies' Bible Study, a monthly Men's Breakfast and Bible Study, Vacation Bible School, retreats, concerts, Mother's Day/Father's Day banquets, and many more opportunities for you and your family to worship, grow, and fellowship.
Q: How do I join the church?
A: We believe the "church" is the body of Christ. When you become a Christian, you become a part of the body of Christ ("Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it."
I Corinthians 12:27). We also believe it is important to affiliate with a local body of like believers. If you wish to become a Christian or if you are already an immersed believer and wish to join with our local body, you may come forward at the end of any worship service when the invitation is given or you can contact the minister at any time you feel the need to respond to God's plan of salvation. You are encouraged to talk with the minister if you have any questions or concerns about becoming a Christian.