About First Church
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)
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)
What we believe
The following are the core beliefs of First Church of Christ - Fairborn based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What do we offer for you?
First Church of Christ has a variety of programs available to grow our members into mature Christians. Our activities provide fellowship and service opportunities. We refer to the various programs as ministries.
Children's Worship -We have a special worship service for kids (6th grade & under) on Sunday mornings.
Senior Ministry – Our senior group (called Happy Hearts) is an active group. If you are over 50 and looking for great fellowship, come join them.
Worship Ministry – Musicians, singers and tech support staff provide the best environment for our worship and praise services.
Adult Education Ministry – Our classes and home-based groups teach us how to be more like Jesus
Prayer Ministry – We offer support, comfort, and prayer for personal needs
Outreach Ministry – We have many opportunities to go out into the community to bring people to Christ
Fellowship Ministry – We have activities for developing and strengthening friendships.