First Church of God is a non-denominational body in the mainstream of Protestant Christianity. We are part of a group of independent congregations that associate together in a movement known as the Church of God (Anderson, IN).
We believe that salvation comes through a personal faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. We believe in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and in the deity of Christ, His virgin birth, death and glorious resurrection and His imminent second coming. We believe the Bible to be inspired and the authoritative Word of God and that personal faith is to be lived out in the context of authentic Biblical community—God’s Church.
First Church exists to help our community become passionate followers of Christ.
CONNECT to God—We’re here to build bridges of faith that extend over chasms of doubt and unbelief, so people can meet and get to know Jesus.
CONNECT to each other—God created us to be in community, so we encourage personal growth through groups that bridge the gap from individuals to other people—where people can become connected with a common purpose.
CONNECT to the community—Jesus’ message is clear: He wants us to go into the world and make disciples. “The world” is simply those around us with needs not yet met. Because when we emulate Jesus, people are naturally drawn to him.
Our Core Values
Truth: We believe the church should be culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally true.
Worship: We believe it’s everything we do in service to God. It is a lifestyle
Prayer: We believe God changes the world and us as we pray.
Stewardship: We believe recipients of extravagant grace are called to be extravagant givers.
Discipleship: We believe discipleship is a process of growing people into followers of Jesus Christ.
Ministry: We believe a Christian’s life is given meaning through discovering and using their spiritual gifts for ministry.
Love & Forgiveness: We believe unconditional love and forgiveness should be the guiding principles for followers of Christ.
Fellowship: We believe that loving relationships are expressed in community with God & others.
Evangelism: We believe lost people matter to God. Therefore, they should matter to us.