Who We Are


Our denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was founded on the American Frontier in the early 1800’s to create a place where Christians of all creeds could celebrate the unity we find in Christ. So where another church might list a set of beliefs that defines them, our church welcomes the beliefs of all those who seek to follow Jesus. Instead of doctrines, our early church developed certain slogans that expressed this focus on unity:

No creed but Christ, no book but the Bible.

We are not the only Christians, we are Christians only. 

In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love.

The Centrality of the Lord’s Table – We practice Communion at every worship service because we believe that when we gather around the Table, we come closest to being the church God is calling us to be. We practice open Communion to all who wish to partake, and leave children’s participation up to the discretion of their parents or guardians. 

Everyone is Welcome, No Exceptions – Because of how God has welcomed us at the Table, we accept our calling to welcome all others in the same way into the life of the church. No matter what you’ve been through, where you come from, who you love, or how you identify – FCC believes everyone to be a beloved child of God and is welcomed fully into membership, leadership and all parts of church life.

We are a Thinking Church, Inviting Others into Thoughtful Discipleship – While some churches take a posture of telling their members what they should believe, FCC strives to be a place to equip every member in discerning their own beliefs and interpretations of scripture. With Jesus as our shared cornerstone, we welcome all critical thinking, questioning, diversity of belief and religious experience.  In other words, don’t check your brain at the door.


The history of First Christian Church

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