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Our Vision

That every household within the influence of our congregation is introduced to Jesus Christ, where lives are transformed by Him into fully devoted followers - based on Romans 12:1-2

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

Our Mission

First Church of Christ exists to produce fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ - based on Matthew 28:18-20

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV)

From the Minister's Desk

The Story Logo The Story

Chapter 17 / Be Available for God’s Assignment for You

 

Sally Edwards is a highly esteemed third grade teacher at Jacksboro Elementary in Texas.[1]  She was preparing her students for the TAKS test and compiled an exam to prepare them for it.  There were twenty questions.  Number eleven on the test was this question: “List in any order the four seasons.”

 

A whopping 67% of her 3rd grade students answered: “Dove season, deer season, duck season, and turkey season.” 1

 

I don’t know what season of life you are in, but I do know this.  God has something for you to do.  He did for Jeremiah.  He told Jeremiah he had a work for him to do.  His assignment?  Stand in the rubble of Jerusalem and weep.  He was also told the people would not listen to him.

 

That was it.  And oddly enough, Jeremiah did it.  As the people of Judah were leaving Jerusalem in single file as captives, Jeremiah stood weeping and reminding them that God would bring them back with these words:  “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:21-23).

 

God had something for Jeremiah to do.  And he has something for you to do too.  In the New Testament book of Ephesians the apostle Paul writes to the church, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God created in advance for us to do” (Eph. 2:10).

 

In God’s employment contract for us today, he does not ask us to be successful by the world’s standards but rather to be faithful to him to do good things.  God is not so much concerned about your ability as he is your availability.

 

Just like Jeremiah, God is calling you to play a role in his Grand Story.  It may be that this is your time to change the direction of your family. Turning from a focus on you alone to a concerning yourself with the things of God.  It may be that God is calling you to reach out to a neighbor.  Perhaps he is laying on your heart a ministry where there is a need you can’t even see at the moment.

 

Whatever season of life you are in God is calling you to make a difference.  And he is desiring to equip you to make that difference. Right now.  Today.  Are you available for his purposes?

 

[1] Story told by Randy Frazee in The Story sermon, Chapter 17.

 

 

 

 

 

Keep looking up because He cares for YOU!

It is never too late to join us on the journey through The Story. Please, take our hand and walk along with us.

Community Resources

These are additional resources available to help with financial, spritiual, or other needs beyond what the church can provide.

 

  • Community Action Partnership Greene County - Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area is a nonprofit Community Action Agency committed to eliminating poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing various programs and services for individuals and families in Butler, Darke, Greene, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties.
  • Family Violence Prevention Center - the agency has evolved to continue to provide comprehensive, holistic services to victims of domestic violence.
    • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 937-372-4552 or 937-426-2334
    • P.O. Box 271; Xenia, OH 45285 (Greene)
    • (937) 376-8526
    • www.fvpcgc.org
  • Family & Children First - the county department assists service providers, community groups, and residents to effectively address the health, human, and social service needs of Greene County residents.
  • Fairborn FISH -Food Pantry
    • (937) 222-5444 - Beavercreek
    • (937) 879-1313 - Fairborn - First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Drive
  • Other Greene County Services
  • Agape Counseling Center - Agape Counseling Center has provided outpatient counseling, psychological, and mental health services since 1976. Our professional staff are trained to assist all age groups in individual, marital, and family therapy. Evening appointments are available and most insurances are accepted. Our offices are located at 175 S. Main St. in Centerville, Ohio and 1717 S. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown, Ohio. Phone:(937) 434-0540

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Hours

  • Office - Monday, Tue, Thur, Fri. are 9-2 and Wed it is 9-1.
  • Wed
    • Prayer Group 7pm
  • Sun
    • Sunday School 9:15
      • Nusery provided
      • Children's Bible School (age 4 - 12th grade)
      • Adult Bible School classes
    • Worship 10:30
      • Junior Worship (grades 1-6)
      • Nusery provided

Location

  • 1166 Kauffman Ave; Fairborn, OH 45324
  • Close to Wright-Patterson AFB and Wright State University
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Inclement Weather Policy - In case of inclement winter weather, First Church of Christ will follow the lead of Fairborn Schools to determine if the office or activities will be cancelled or delayed. If the schools are not in session we will follow the lead of WPAFB. Please drive safely.

 

Open Invitation (24/7)

We invite all to come join us each Sunday morning for worship as well as for any of our small groups who meet in and around the Fairborn area including our prayer group which meets at First Church, 7 PM each Wednesday night (currently on Summer break). We have A Place for YOU.