How do I become a member?

First Christian Church is the local fellowship of the Christian Church – Disciples of Christ.  Our denomination is very open and affirming of people at all places in their faith walk.  We welcome you to join us!  Unlike some other churches, we do not have a list of criteria governing membership.  You don’t have to attend classes, memorize anything, take tests, or be voted in.  We believe that confession of faith is the single most important step in the membership process.   Just as Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples, confessed his faith…we will help you confess yours, too.  We call this The Good Confession, and it goes like this: “I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God, and I accept him as my Lord and Savior.”  That’s it!  Based on your confession, we will extend the right hand of Christian fellowship to you and welcome you into our family.  If you have not yet been baptized, we will talk with you and arrange that for you right in our church.

Baptism may be part of the regular worship service, or with a group of family and friends…that is your choice.  We do baptism by immersion, but we honor and accept all forms of baptism.

First Christian also welcomes you to transfer your membership from any other church you have been part of.  We accept transfers from all churches.   At any time, if you wish to learn more about the Disciples of Christ, you might choose to take a class regarding our traditions, history, and organization. You can also visit our Disciples of Christ denominational website to learn more about who we are.