I am passionate about the Church — not as a building or as an organization, but as a people and as an organism.
The Church is…
- the chosen vessel of God through which Jesus Christ is known to the world
- the God ordained vehicle for proclaiming the Gospel or the Good News of Jesus
- the hands and feet of Jesus
- the community of God, where we care for, encourage and nurture one another
And the Church is under attack, both from without and within. There are those who want the church to be more “hip” and “trendy.” Others want the church to be more relevant. Some people want to silence the church, and others want the church to withdraw from society altogether. A lot of people say they believe in God, but they don’t believe in “organized religion.” In other words, they don’t care about going to church. There are several books and resources that are promoting an “anti-church” mentality.
But Jesus said in Matthew 16:18, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Jesus loves His Church, and we at First Church love Jesus.
We believe Jesus’ Word is relevant, powerful, and life-changing. We also believe there is a famine for true Biblical preaching in the Church throughout America. We have determined to boldly proclaim His Word and to celebrate life together as the Church.
Come join us and find out what living is all about.