At First Church, our mission is to
"Love Jesus and Embrace People"
as we Gather, Grow, Give, and Go.
Loving Jesus is done as we live a life surrendered to Jesus. When we say yes to the life of Jesus ... we love Jesus. This happens through time spent together in community as the Church, through time in God's Word, the Bible, through time spent in prayer, both privately and in community, through time spent serving others and through time spent giving of our time, talent, and treasure.
We embrace people by entering into relationship with them. This happens with neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and others that we come in contact with both inside and outside the walls of the church building. We want to intersect people right where they are at. We want to live life with people.
Gathering together happens on Sunday mornings and throughout the week as we come together for services, LifeGroups, meals, and other ministry opportunities. We come together because we recognize life is meant to be lived together.
We don't simply get together because we have nothing better to do. God wants to transform our lives through community and equip us to live a life that gives hope and life to others. There are various opportunities throughout the week and year for you to join with others to grow in faith, love, and purity.
We understand that God has blessed every person with passions, gifts, and resources to be used to bless others. Through our time, talents, and treasure we give as part of the great mission of God to redeem and transform the world around us.
The walls of the church are the beginning of our life in the world. We gather to be resourced and transformed so as we go we do so with God-sized potential. Going takes on so many different different forms. Whatever the form may be, we go because our God goes to great lengths to interact with creation.