As members of the Christian Church, we confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
In Christ's name and by His grace we accept our mission of witness and service to all people.
We rejoice in God, maker of heaven and earth, and in the covenant of love which binds us to God and to one another.
Through baptism into Christ we enter into newness of life and are made one with the whole people of God.
In the communion of the Holy Spirit we are joined together in discipleship and in obedience to Christ.
At the table of the Lord we celebrate with thanksgiving the saving acts and presence of Christ.
Within the universal church we receive the gift of ministry and the light of scripture.
In the bonds of Christian faith we yield ourselves to God that we may serve the One Whose kingdom has no end.
Blessing, glory and honor be to God forever. Amen.
Preamble to the Design for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1968
A little over a century ago, a core group of Christian visionaries committed themselves to bringing Greensburg the simple, yet powerful, Disciples ideals of unity, witness, and service in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our Savior. Through the years, the names and faces have changed, but at the edge of the 21st century we remain committed to unity, witness, and service – in the name and by the grace of the Living One Whose will we seek to know and carry out.
Our life and mission as a church express themselves through a fourfold charge:
Our members and friends are of all ages and stations, and we come from many different backgrounds and walks of life. Doctors, contractors, executives, laborers, teachers, sales reps, homemakers, retired folks, students, folks between jobs... from babies to centenarians, we've got it all. On any given Sunday morning, you might see Buicks, "Old Faithfuls", minivans, pickup trucks, subcompacts and even a Harley or two in our parking lot.
"In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things, love." this centuries-old ideal, embraced by our founders, means that we are not cookie-cutter Christians. We differ openly in our politics, our individual interpretations of Scripture, our viewpoints on current events and issues, and our understandings of where we are in our individual faith journeys. But this we have in common, and this is enough to unite us: Jesus Christ is Lord... Lord of the world, Lord of us, Lord above and beyond all temporal concerns and matters of opinion. Guided by that star, we look together, in faith and love, for the wisdom to know God's will for us as individuals, and as a church and for the power to carry it out. We are a family, gathered around the Lord's Table.
The Bible is taught and Communion is offered every Sunday. All Christians are welcome at the Lord's Table!
Our Children & Youth particiapte in a Number of Activities!
Our Christian Women's Fellowship is a mission/fellowship organization of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our Christian Women's Fellowship is active in a number of functions and ministries in our congregation and meet monthly for study, planning, & fun.
If you are a member or friend of First Christian Church, and you are a woman, then you belong to CWF. Please Join Us. We invite you to become an active member and share any ideas or experiences you may have with us.
The Christian Men's Fellowship meets the 2nd Saturday of each month @ 8:00 AM. All men of the church are invited to partake in breakfast and Discussion of Bible Topics.
If you are a member or friend of First Christian Church, and you are a man, then you belong to CMF. Please Join Us. The Men of First Christian Church will meet on Saturdays @ 10am for breakfast and spiritual discussion. Afterward they will do some jobs that need done around the church.
We are always looking for ideas that promote Christian outreach as a mission of our church.
Your Outreach committee has been exploring ways to energize outreach beyond our community. How can we bring the same kind of immediacy to international outreach as we have for our local outreach? It has always been a tough thing to do. We need to do more but how? Pray on it and bring us your ideas. It really has to be more than just writing the check.
Some ideas follow!