"The mission of this Congregation shall be as directed in the New Testament: to bring glory to God, to praise and worship God, to win people to faith in Jesus Christ, to draw people into active participation in the Church Body, to help them grow in grace and knowledge of Christ, to work for the unity of all Christians, and to minister to the needs of His people."
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First Christian Church has been around since 1885!
We value the name 'Christian' because it points folks to the One we follow: Jesus Christ. We are part of His story...the one He's been telling through the church through the millenia.
To be clear: we are not the "First" Christians. We are not the "only" Christians. We value our sisters and brothers who follow Christ in other Christian traditions. We count ourselves as being in mission alongside them; especially here in Grants Pass.
We affiliate ourselves with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination, which has a rich history of seeking to keep first things first, and everything else second, and third, and fourth, etc.
We aim to be a place where anyone might feel free to explore God's call on their life. We fervantly believe that an encounter with Christ makes a real difference, not just in "where you go when you die," but here and now, in the real moments of real life.