what we believe

What We Believe

First Christian Church of Lexington is a Christian Church. Our message is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God!  He alone is the Lord and Savior, and the church belongs to Him.  Therefore, we have no authority to change the teaching, alter membership requirements, or usurp the authority that is Jesus’ alone.

We believe in a loving unity.  We seek to be one with all who follow Jesus.  We prefer to be called Christians only, but don’t believe that we are the only Christians.

We believe in restoring Biblical practice. We try in every way to follow the Bible.  That is why our baptism is immersion in water, our communion is every Lord’s Day, our leaders are called Elders, our teaching and preaching centers on Christ, and our prayers are in the name of Christ.  Even our name is an attempt to imitate the early disciples, who were first called Christians at Antioch.

We believe in study and education. Our Christian faith demands the best of our minds, so we are a studying church, wanting to know what the Bible teaches and how we might intelligently apply its teaching to our lives.

We believe in praise and worship.  Ours is not a dry, intellectual approach to God.  We rejoice in the lord and we praise and worship and pray and love and serve Him from the heart.  We love to sing and praise Him.

We believe in congregational freedom.  Ours is an independent congregation.  We have no denominational connection, no bishop or superintendent and no national headquarters determining our policies.

We believe in growth.  We want to grow numerically because we are under Christ’s commission to disciple the whole world.  We want to grow spiritually because we know that‘s what Christ expects of us.

We strongly believe that First Christian Church of Lexington should be your church home!  If you find our reasonable approach to life and Scripture appealing, please consider becoming a part of what God is doing in First Christian Church of Lexington, Kentucky.