First Church of Christ - Fairborn, Ohio - A Place for You
First Church of Christ - Fairborn, Ohio - A Place for You
First Church of Christ - Fairborn, Ohio - A Place for You
First Church of Christ - Fairborn, Ohio - A Place for You

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why should I go to church?

 

Church is not something that you do individually it is something that you do collectively. To be a follower of Christ is not just what you do by yourself it is what you do together with other people. We are what the Bible calls the "family of God."

 

  • It Is What Jesus Did (Luke 14:6) - When we say we are followers of Christ, we're supposed to do what Jesus has done.  If we take seriously our followership of Christ, then we should go to church regularly.
  • It Is a Good Habit (Hebrews 10:25) - Good habits bless your life and produce positive results.
  • It Is a Positive Example - When you go each Sunday, you're setting an example. You are setting an example that other people notice. It is an example that becomes an inspiration for others.
  • It Is Important for Fellowship - We should keep on encouraging each other. We all need encouragement. Life is hard. Life is difficult. We all run into various kinds of challenges; health problems, financial issues, conflict within our families. We have an opportunity to encourage one another and that is part of what church is about.
  • It Is Essential for Growth - It is absolutely essential for spiritual growth to regularly attend church.  You can praise and worship God and you can learn things that you didn't know before. You will be challenged. You're going to be motivated. Church is where you will be inspired to go higher than you've gone, to live a life that is godlier and greater than you've been living, to sync your life up with Jesus and His purpose and plan for your life.

What is the best version/translation of the Bible?

 

     The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic.  The New Testament was written in Greek.  When translating from those languages into English, different styles of translation can be used.  Some Bible translators attempt to produce as literal a translation as possible.  Others try to carry the meaning from the original into English.  However, because the original languages are so different than English, a direct translation sometimes sounds a bit "wooden" and not as smooth as native English might sound.  Also, certain phrases in the original language just don’t make sense in the English, so an equivalent phrase is used to carry the meaning. 

      Depends on what you are looking for.  If you want a more literal translation then go with the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the King James Version (KJV), and the English Standard Version (ESV).  A more “flowing” translation is the New International Version (NIV), and the Living Bible.

     This in not a commercial endorsement of any of these translations but is offered as a guide to help you pick a Bible you can be comfortable with.     The key is to find one that helps you to read and study on a regular basis.

     For an online tool that allows you to use different versions of the Bible. Check out the link to the Bible Gateway Website

What is Prayer and How do I pray to God?

 

    Prayer, simply put, is conversation with God. That in mind, shouldn’t we be doing it in a way that pleases Him? Not to get us on a good list so that He’ll do what we ask, but to really understand how to talk with Him, and share our concerns, fears, and pleas. The Bible says a lot about prayer, including Jesus’ words on how to pray (The Lord’s Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13). God wants to hear sincerity in our prayer, not vanity. Bottom line: God is concerned with the heart of a person. So next time you go to God in prayer, ask yourself, am I humble or proud? Either way, it’s a chance to get right with Him.

What is the Restoration Movement?

The Restoration Movement is a Christian movement that began on the American frontier during the early 19th century. The movement sought to restore the church and "the unification of all Christians in a single body patterned after the church of the New Testament." Members do not identify as Protestant but simply as Christian.

 

Following the basic principles of the 'Restoration Movement', we accept and teach baptism by immersion into Christ for the forgiveness of sins; we assemble for worship on the first day of the week, making the observance of the Lord's Supper (communion) a focal point in such worship.

 

We seek the unity of all believers on the basis of faith in and obedience to Christ as the divine Son of God and the acceptance of the Bible particularly the New Testament as their all-sufficient rule of faith and practice." 

 

A number of slogans have been used in the Restoration Movement to express some of the distinctive themes of the Movement. These include:

  • "Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent."
  • "We are Christians only, but not the only Christians."
  • "In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things love."
  • "No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible, no law but love, no name but the divine."

Why should I be in a Small Group or Bible Study?

 

The Bible (Acts 5:42; 20:20) tells us we need to be in relationships for our personal and spiritual growth. We needed to be connected to one another, we needed a way and place to do as Christ taught. Because, it is God's plan for you to be in quality relationships and we all need a place to belong and work through the issues of life. Because, we need to be loved and give our love. Small groups give us the chance to develop personal relationships as well as to learn to be a more mature Christian.

General Info

Phone - 937-878-1562

Email - office@first-church-of-christ.org

Office Hours

  • Mon-Tues, Thur-Fr Friday 9-2.
  • Wed 9-1

Sunday Services

  • Sunday School 9:15
    • Nusery provided
    • Children's Bible School (age 4 - 6th grade)
    • Adult Bible School classes
  • Worship 10:30
    • Junior Worship (grades 1-6)
    • Nusery provided

1st Saturday of the month 9-1

  • Free food and clothing give away

Location

  • 1166 Kauffman Ave; Fairborn, OH 45324
  • Close to Wright-Patterson AFB and Wright State University

Follow us on Facebook

Visit us!

News

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. Closings or delays will also be broadcast on Channels 2 and 7.

 

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 during the week. We have A Place for You.  

Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
Copyright; First Church of Christ - Fairborn, Ohio