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quillThe Bible and Salvation
We follow the pattern established by the apostles in the early church as revealed by the New Testament.  We try to always, “to do Bible things in Bible ways, and call Bible things by Bible names.”  We do not follow any creed written by men; our sole guidebook is God’s Word, as revealed in the Bible.  We believe that salvation comes through faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and that only through God’s grace can anyone be saved.  Furthermore, the Bible teaches that we must repent of our sins, confess that “Jesus is Lord” with our lips and with our lives, we must be baptized.  We practice baptism by immersion for the forgiveness of sins and receiving the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
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user The Holy Spirit and the Believer
Acts 2:38 teaches us that at their baptism, believers received “the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  We understand this to mean that God’s Spirit comes to live in our hearts as our divine Helper.  He helps us overcome sins in our lives and gives us strength to live for Him.  He helps us in our prayers and equips us for service to meet the needs of the church.
eye The Communion Service
We observe the Lord’s Supper every Sunday; we believe that this was the early church’s practice as well.  The Communion is a memorial service honoring Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, and it was Jesus’ commandment that all His followers should share it.  Therefore, we believe that no one has the right to open or close this service to anyone.  We ask only that people follow the words of the Apostle Paul and “examine themselves before they eat and drink.”



The mission of First Christian Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples,  to connect believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.


Senior Minister
Church Secretary
Elder, Treasurer
Elder, Sunday School Super
Elder, Youth Activity Coordinator


How Do I Meet People?

Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can connect, grow, and serve at this church.
Small Group (2016)
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has small Bible studies held in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve people. At a time designated by your group leader you can participate in the small group study.
Student Ministry (6th-12th grade)
Each Sunday morning, night and Wednesday, Jr. High and High School students get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every student fully engaged in God’s Word.  We have activities throughout the year, camps, student conferences and mission trips just for students.
Young Adults
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of our church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.
Children’s Ministry (birth-5th grade)
Each Sunday morning, Sunday night and Wednesday, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The children’s ministry of our church is recognized for their meaningful interaction with kids.
Men’s Ministry
We have a very active ministry to men.  We meet each month for breakfast and a time of studying God’s Word together.  We also have Bible studies for just men and opportunities to study in mixed groups as well.  
Married Couples (2016)
Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. The church gives married couples the opportunity to join four month marriage classes including topics such as Marriage and Money, Getting Ready for
Kids, Shepherding Children, and Marriage and Sex.
Women’s Group
Our women’s group is called is called the Ladies’ Circle and they meet each month.  This offers the women of our church special times of interaction. They meet in our community and at our building in Orangefield.  The meetings are times of Bible study, prayer (and, of course, food). These groups provide a refreshing discipleship opportunity for the women in the church.


Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.


Mission Outreach

First Christian Church Orangefield is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We currently support nine missions:  New Iberia Mission (Guatamala), Colegio Biblico (Acuna, Mexico), International Disaster Emergency Services, Dallas Christian College, Cookson Hills, Sunbelt Youth Ranch, Red Sands School (Winslow, AZ, mission to Navajo), Tanglewood Christian Camp and the Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.  We are very active in each of these missions.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

 Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in worship teams. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook and Twitter feed for additional church communication.


Nursing Home Ministry

Each Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. we have a group of ladies who go and minister at some of the local nursing homes.  There is currently a group that does nails and cleans glasses.  We are always looking for ways to reach out into this vital area and are always open to new ways to minister to this vital part of our local community.  If you would like to join this group or you have ideas on how we can expand this ministry please call the church office.


Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, before the morning service, a team of volunteers gets together and prays for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.

Bible Reading Plan December 19-25, 2016

Monday, December 19

  • John 18:28-40
  • Revelation 12
  • Job 35
  • Micah 4
  • Micah 5



Bible Reading Plan December 12-18, 2016

Monday, December 12

  • John 16:25-33
  • Revelation 6
  • Job 31:24-40
  • Amos 3
  • Amos 4


Bible Reading Plan Dec 5-11, 2016

Monday, December 5

  • John 14:22-31
  • Revelation 2:1-17
  • Job 25
  • Job 26
  • Hosea 7
  • Hosea 8



Bible Reading Plan December 5-11, 2016

Monday, December 5

  • John 14:22-31
  • Revelation 2:1-17
  • Job 25
  • Job 26
  • Hosea 7
  • Hosea 8



Bible Reading Plan Nov 28-Dec 4, 2016

Monday, November 28

  • John 13:12-17
  • Jude 1:1-7
  • Job 21:1-21
  • Daniel 7
  • Daniel 8



Christmas in Our Hearts

A cartoon from a few years ago showed a woman saying to her husband, “Good grief, Henry. Here’s Christmas at our throats again!”


Amid the preparations for Christmas each year, there always seem to be a few voices like hers, proclaiming a “Bah, humbug!” on the whole business. And if the truth be known, some of us may feel less than excited about Christmas ourselves. The expense, the crowds, the overindulgence, the hurried schedules and all the other trappings of modern Christmas celebrations are enough to make all of us take a jaundiced look at the season.


Bible Reading Plan Nov 21-27, 2016

Monday, November 21

  • John 11:45-57
  • 1 John 4:1-6
  • Job 15:17-35
  • Ezekiel 42
  • Ezekiel 43
  • Ezekiel 44



November Calendar 2016

November 2  
     11:30 a.m.          Area Minister’s Meeting (Cafe del Rio)
November 6  Daylight Savings Time Ends
     11:30 a.m.          Christmas Program Informational Meeting
November  8
     6:30 p.m.          Area Men’s Fellowship
November 10
     11:30 a.m.          BC-OF Ministerial Alliance Board Meeting (LIberty BC)


Bible Reading Plan Nov 14-20, 2016

Monday, November 14

  • John 10:1-10
  • 1 John 2:12-17
  • Job 10
  • Ezekiel 29
  • Ezekiel 30



New Sunday Night Bible Study Series

Nothing stops our God.  Nothing stops His gospel.
Don’t write off the church.
Some people already have.  They say they like Jesus, but there’s no point to the church.  As far as they’re concerned, the church is a failed institution.
I disagree.


Sep 4, 2016
When They Call for Your Honor
"When They Call for Your Honor" from Developing a Daring Faith by Mike Sullivan. Released: 2016. Genre: Sermon.
  • Sep 4, 2016When They Call for Your Honor
    Sep 4, 2016
    When They Call for Your Honor
    "When They Call for Your Honor" from Developing a Daring Faith by Mike Sullivan. Released: 2016. Genre: Sermon.
  • Aug 28, 2016When They Call for Truth
    Aug 28, 2016
    When They Call for Truth
    "When They Call for Truth" from Developing a Daring Faith by Mike Sullivan. Released: 2016. Genre: Sermon.
  • Aug 21, 2016When They Call for Open-mindedness
    Aug 21, 2016
    When They Call for Open-mindedness
    "When They Call for Open-mindedness" from Developing a Daring Faith by Mike Sullivan. Released: 2016. Genre: Sermon.
  • Aug 14, 2016When They Call For Help
    Aug 14, 2016
    When They Call For Help
    Sermon 2 of 6 in series, "Developing a Daring Faith."
  • Aug 7, 2016When No One Is Looking
    Aug 7, 2016
    When No One Is Looking
    "When No One Is Looking" from Developing a Daring Faith by Mike Sullivan. Released: 2016. Genre: Sermon.
  • Jul 24, 2016Worship Is More Than That
    Jul 24, 2016
    Worship Is More Than That
  • Jul 17, 2016Put Out Into the Deep Water
    Jul 17, 2016
    Put Out Into the Deep Water
    Series: Pray & Seek
  • Jul 3, 2016Independence Day
    Jul 3, 2016
    Independence Day
    Series: Pray & Seek
    Sermon 2 of 4 in series "Pray & Seek.)
  • Jun 26, 2016Prayer: A Journey of Desire
    Jun 26, 2016
    Prayer: A Journey of Desire
    Series: Pray & Seek
    Sermon 1 of 4 in series "Pray and Seek."
  • Jun 19, 2016Come Meet the World’s Finest Father
    Jun 19, 2016
    Come Meet the World’s Finest Father
    Sermon 7 of 7 in series "The Living Christ and His Concern for the Family." Father's Day Message.