children

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)


Children are a gift from God. We are blessed to have a dedicated team to lead our children's ministry who agrees wholeheartedly with that statement.

Worship and Wonder is offered on Sunday mornings during the 11:00 a.m. service where the children (ages 3-3rd grade) attend their own worship service in their own chapel. This is a special time for the children as they get to experience the Holy Spirit in new ways. For our infants and toddlers, nursery is also available during the 11:00 a.m. worship.

Wednesday evenings, the children can attend their very own small group from 6:30-7:30 p.m. while their parents attend Adult Bible Study.

Throughout the year, we have various specialized events, activities, and study times for our children which include moments such as the Easter Children's Celebration, Vacation Bible School, Children's Christmas Program. 


youth


Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)


The youth are not the church of tomorrow...they are the church of TODAY! This is the mentality of the congregation and youth ministry team. The youth (grades 6-12) are constantly being called to serve their Lord in the local church and the Church abroad.

On a weekly basis, the youth have small groups on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. On Sunday mornings, those in grades 9-12 serve as Junior Deacons giving them an active role in weekly worship.

At various times during the year, the youth take part in mission trips which lead them to locations around the community, in other states, and sometimes in other countries. They also take part in Vacation Bible School, lead the worship services in their entirety on Youth Sundays, assist with the children's ministry, serve on the many committees of the congregation.

seniors


So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. -Psalms 71:18 (ESV)


Much wisdom is held and is to be shared by our seniors. Through life, spiritual, and service experiences, the seniors are a guide to the congregation. They house great knowledge that is worth listening to and heeding.

S.T.A.R.S. is the acronym we use for senior ministry. S.T.A.R.S. stands for Seniors That Are Really Special. Without our seniors, there would be no church. They are the matriarchs and patriarchs of the congregation. While they are still very active in the worship and ministries of Christ's church, they are also at a point in life where they should be honored and spoiled.

Throughout the year, the S.T.A.R.S. are treated to luncheons, game days, and special trips complete with chauffeurs. 

men


Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! -Psalm 112:1 (NIV)


From the creation of Adam, men have constantly been striving to live in relationship with and follow the direction of God. The men at First Christian are no different.

Monthly, the men gather to study God's Word, organize outreach opportunities, plan fundraisers, and find ways to work in the many ministries of the congregation. Also, they celebrate the birthdays of men in the congregation once a month at the men's birthday breakfast. 

The largest project the men take on each year is the giving of scholarships to all graduating high school students that are planning to attend college. This is a great testimony to caring for the overall student - spiritually and otherwise.

women


The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng. – Psalm 68:11 (NIV)


In 1953, First Christian Church ordained its first woman, Mrs. Fraulein Jarman Maloka, into Christian ministry. There is a long history of women serving Christ at First Christian Church. Women serve as Elders, Deacons, teachers, and even preachers.

The women's ministry consist of small groups (otherwise known as circles), Bible studies, feeding the needy and ill, game nights, outings, and providing financially for those in need.