Who are we?
Here at First Church we know ourselves to be the forgiven, saved, restored, loved, and adopted children of God. We don't deserve God's love, in fact we were God's enemies. (Col. 1:21) But, God's love and mercy are greater even than our sin. He made us spiritually alive, and gave us eternal life through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:4-5)
We are also followers of Jesus. We want to live like He desires for us to live, to love like He loves, to forgive as we have been forgiven, and to be gracious and merciful as He has been gracious and merciful to us. We're not there yet, but by God's grace we look more and more like Jesus all the time. We'd love for you to join us as those becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. You belong here!
What do we believe?
Our faith is centered on the one true God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We confess Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Lord of all. We believe all people are sinners and need to be saved and that Jesus is the only savior for sinners. Those who repent of sin and trust in Jesus alone for salvation will be made right with God and have eternal life.
We believe that the 66 books of the Old and New Testament are God’s Word. We confess these Scriptures are inspired by the Holy Spirit, and as God’s Word we believe the Scriptures to be perfect and without error.
We embrace the historic Christian faith as expressed in the three creeds of the early church: the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. Our faith finds further expression in the reformed confessions: the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort, and the Westminster Confession of Faith together with its Catechisms. In 2015 we became a part of the Presbteryian Church of America, an evangelical denomination committed to the truth of the Scriptures, the reformed faith, and the Great Commission.
Why do we exist?
We exist to honor God by becoming and making fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Please check out our mission page for more on this.