Our Vision

Expand the Gospel and Establish Believers. Equip Believers to be Overcomes. Make Disciples and Empower Leaders.


Our Values

 

Prayer & Worship

We believe Christians should assemble regularly for edification, worship, fellowship, and proclamation of the gospel. All believers should do the work of the ministry according to their spiritual gifts and should tithe and otherwise contribute financially to their church (Psalm 111:1; Malachi 3:8-10; Acts 2:42-47, 16:5; Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Hebrews 10:24-25)

 

Evangelism

We believe the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ commands us to carry the gospel message to the entire world – to every nation, ethnicity, culture, and language. The growth and strength of the Church depend on its wholehearted sacrifice and support for world evangelization (Psalm 2:8; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 9:38; Mark 16:15; John 4:35-37; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 5:16; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; James 5:20; Revelation 5:9).

 

Missions 

We believe the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ commands us to carry the gospel message to the entire world – to every nation, ethnicity, culture, and language. The growth and strength of the Church depend on its wholehearted sacrifice and support for world evangelization (Psalm 2:8; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 9:38; Mark 16:15; John 4:35-37; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 5:16; 2 Timothy 4:1-2; James 5:20; Revelation 5:9).
 

Leadership Development

In Luke 10:12 Jesus said ““The harvest is plenteous, but the laborers are few.””  First Church is committed to training and developing future current and leaders.  We are committed to helping our church congregation define and excercise their gifts and talents in the body of Christ. 
 

Sending out leaders and workers

The continual addition and multiplication of disciples, leaders, and churches was a hallmark throughout the book of Acts. Church planting continues to be one of the most effective tools God uses to accomplish the Great Commission and build His church. The future of any church movement is directly tied to its vision and unbending commitment to reproduce disciples, leaders, and churches. Church planting is biblical with evangelism at its core. It develops new leaders, is efficient, and is a means of fulfilling Open Bible’s mission.