Service Times

Sunday
9:15 - 10:15
Bible Study(all ages)

10:30 - 11:45
Morning Worship (followed by a fellowship time)

Wednesday
(Sep - May)
5:45pm
Light Meal served

6:15pm
Family Night(all ages)

ChurchFCC onlineBible ReadingVolunteers Needed

About Us

Pastor
Jeromy Emerling

Elders
Charlie Hendricks, Bobby Shaw, Jeromy Emerling, Jayne Saindon, Tom Emerling, and Matt Krivonen

Deacons
Dave Carrol, Jacob Troyer, Harold Rickman, and Bob Blakeslee

Elders Emeritus
Dora Dean Young

Director of Music
Bobby Shaw

Director of Church Ministries
Jacob Troyer

Office Manager
Cindy Woolrich

Organist and Choir Accompanist
Carol Grubbs

Statement of Faith

About the Bible
The Bible is God's message to all people. It was written by human authors under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the complete and final authority on all matters of belief and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

II Tim. 3:16; I Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 119:105

About God
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus
Jesus is the Son of God. He is co-equal and has co-existed with God for all eternity. Jesus was born of a virgin, and during his time on the earth was fully God and fully man. As such, he lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days, demonstrating his power over sin and death. He is now in heaven and will return to earth to claim his followers and take them to heaven to live forever with him.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 10-12, 14; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts. 1:9-11; Phil. 2:5-11

About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus. He lives in every Christian personally from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, equipping with the spiritual gifts needed to fulfill the ministry of the church, and guidance in following God's direction.

Genesis 1:1; II Corinthians 3:17; Ephesians 1:13; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12-14, 3:16, 12:7

About Humanity
Human beings are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. Although mankind has tremendous potential for good, an attitude of disobedience and rebellion that leads each of us to sin has separated us from God.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

About Salvation
Salvation is a gift from God to us and we can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus as God's offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one accepts this gift through faith.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 3:16, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Romans 5:1

About Eternity
We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell; to be eternally in union with God is heaven.

John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; I John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46

About the Church
The church consists of both local communities of believers, such as First Christian Church, and the larger, universal church made up of all who have accepted Jesus. Jesus is both the founder and the head of the church, and the church functions to teach and support believers as well as spread the message about Jesus to those who have not accepted him as Savior.

Matthew 16:18; Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:19-20

About Baptism
Baptism by immersion is a public declaration that we have accepted Jesus as our personal Savior. Baptism does not bring us into a right relationship with God, but it does testify to the world that we have become a Christian. It is a Biblical command for anyone who chooses to follow Jesus. It symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and the washing away of our sins.

Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Matthew 28:19-20

About the Lord's Supper (Communion)
Jesus instituted and commanded that we observe the Lord's Supper. The bread and the cup are symbols of Jesus' broken body and shed blood on our behalf. The Lord's Supper does not bring us into a right relationship with God, but serves as a memorial so that we do not forget Jesus' sacrifice.

Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-29