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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

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Chapter 24 / Breaking Free from the Kingdom of Me

 

Only 14.3 acres in total land mass, it is a small kingdom unto itself.  Located in three separate areas in the United States—part in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Northern California—you can leave the United States and enter the Republic of Molossia.  It is considered to be a micro-nation . . .  a “nation within” our nation.

 

Molossia has its own flag, its own signs, and its own boundary markers.  It even has its own tourist attractions.  Kevin Baugh is the president, or Sovereign, over his own little kingdom.  His space program consists of model rockets.  The basic unit of currency in Molossia is the valora. The valora is linked in value to Pillsbury Cookie Dough.  Three valora has equal value to one tube of cookie dough.

 

There is a railroad—model sized.  The national sport is broom ball.  And although his nation is landlocked, he claims a navy that is merely an inflatable boat. You can visit anytime you like.  But—although it sounds fun—don’t think you can move there.  He says there is not enough room.  Kevin affectionately calls his nation “The Kingdom of Me.”

 

Don’t laugh too quickly.  We may not have gone to the same extremes as Kevin Baugh, but we mostly live our lives as if we are rulers of our own kingdoms.  What a surprise it is when we discover that we are living in a kingdom but it is not ours.

 

That’s the message of Jesus.  He came saying, “The time has come.  The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news” (Mark 1:15).  Literally he says the kingdom is “at hand.”  It is that close.  All around us.  Within reach.

 

His kingdom is not as a nation with armies and weapons but as a farmer who comes with seed and the seed falls on soil (Mark 4:3-9).  Finding his kingdom is like finding a treasure in a field (Matt. 13:44).  And his kingdom is worry-free (Matt. 6:25-34).  Best of all, this kingdom has a king who is in control (Mark 4:35-39).

 

Jesus said “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. . .” (28:18). Kings say things like that.  Unlike Molassia, if you want to enter and live in this kingdom, there is room for everyone.  That’s not the problem.  There is plenty of room in this kingdom for everyone. 

 

But you need to know that there is only room enough on the throne of this kingdom for one King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Welcome

We wish to welcome to the family of God, Aubrey Lohmiller, who heard and obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized for the remission of sin receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit on October 12, 2014. God is indeed moving in and through our First Church family! 

 

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.