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FCC Church

First Christian Church is a body of committed believers whose primary purpose is to gather to minister to the Lord, encounter His presence, and be transformed by His Spirit. As we worship, we are equipped to fulfill the Great Commission by taking the Gospel into our community, our schools, and our homes.

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FCC Church

First Christian Church was started in 1876 by Brother Alex Elliet, a farmer and preacher, who lived about 2 miles east of Burrton. The first building that was used was a framed building that stood just south of the existing church. FCC's first Charter was issued in November of 1892. The existing church building replaced the original in 1919. An education wing was

added to give much needed room for a children's church, a library, and additional restrooms.

In December of 1993, FCC chose to no longer be affiliated with the Disciples of Christ denomination. FCC has been a non-denominational church since that date.

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God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. We believe in His eternal existence in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each being co-equal and are one God. (Matthew 28:79;J ohn 7:7-27,4 ;J ohn 4:24; Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 4:5-6).

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Messiah prophesied, the one and only God, in the exact representation of God, fully human and fully God. He is the begotten Son of God who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life and followed God's plan of salvation by offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice by dying on the cross. He was raised from the dead on the third day and ascended into Heaven and is seated on the right next to God. Through the power of His resurrection, Jesus desires to reconcile all people to God and to free them from the power of sin and the devil. We have the promise that He will return again to reign over His Kingdom and have victory over all evil. (Matthew 7:78-25L; uke 7:26-38R; omans 9:5; Titus 2:73).

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. We have been given the Holy Spirit to make us aware of our sinfulness and reveal to us our need for salvation through forgiveness in Christ. At the moment of salvation the Holy Spirit indwells that person. As born again believers, we seek to live under the guidance, help and instruction of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit sanctifies and purifies the believer; He draws believers to God, and empowers them to be the witnesses of His Kingdom and resurrection (John 7:33 Acts 7:8; John 76:5-75; Titus 3:5; 7 Thessalonians 2:73; Romans 8:76, 23, 26, 27; 7 Corinthians 72:7-3l

the Bible

The Bible is God's word to man. It is living and active, inspired, infallible, and authoritative. It is the inerrant word of God that was given to human authors, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and it is the source for Truth of Christian beliefs (Hebrews 4:72; 2 Timothy 3:76; 2 Peter 7:20-21)

Human Beings and Sin

Humans are made in God's image and are called to strive to be like Him. God created two genders, male and female, assigned to them at birth. Sin was introduced into mankind and his sin enslaved the world and mankind to the power of the devil. All of mankind has sinned and the penalty is death, separation from God. All of the problems we experience are because of sinfulness. Jesus Christ, God's son, paid the penalty of sin to reconcile mankind to God. Everyone who repents and trusts in Jesus for forgiveness of sin is forgiven and free from the curse of sin and death. (Romans 5:72-27, 6:23; Ephesians 2:7-5).


Christ has gone to the cross and taken the punishment of our sin. God has raised Him up to be our intercessor. We have the promise of forgiveness of all sin- past, present and future, but we must accept and believe in what Christ has done. The moment a person confesses his sin and receives forgiveness in Christ, he is saved and has eternal life. Salvation is a free gift that comes from God through belief in Jesus' finished work on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. We are saved by grace through faith and are transformed into a new creation. Salvation is freedom from the power of sin & death for body, soul, & spirit (Romans 7:76E; phesians 2:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:77).

The Church

The church is the Body of Christ made up of people who have been called by God and given gifts and power through the Holy Spirit. We have been called to equip His people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up. We support each other, live in discipleship and are called to obey the Great Commission- to reach out to the lost and win people for Christ (Hebrews 70:25; Ephesians 4:7-3; 7 Corinthians 72:72-77; Matthew 28: 78-20; Acts 2:46-47).

The Ordinances

Jesus and the early church gave us two ordinances that we hold fast to and practice them in accordance with the Truth. (Luke 22:74-20, Matthew 28:79-20').


1. Baptism - We believe water baptism is a physical representation of a spiritual reality where the believer identifies with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We baptize believers in water into the name (or nature of) of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as a sign of being consecrated to God, who is Three in One. We follow the pattern of the New Testament by practicing baptism by immersion following a believer's profession of faith (Romans 6:3-4; 7 Peter 3:27-22; Mork 7:10Acts 2:47,8 :12).



2. Communion (Eucharist) - Every week as a Body, we partake of

communion, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ as a way of remembering the New Covenant we have been born into through the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Blood of Jesus was offered for mankind for the forgiveness of sins and that the broken Body of Jesus was offered for the salvation and healing of mankind. As we partake in this holy ordinance it is important to judge ourselves rightly in light of the forgiveness and healing that is offered through His meal (Matthew 26:26-29; Mork 74:22-25; Luke 22:74-20; 7 Car. 77:23-26).

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