Our Values Motivate Us To Do What We Do
First Christian Church of Edmond is an inter-generational Christian community committed to offering the radical welcome of Jesus Christ, forming a fun and caring community, gathering to worship God with passion, cultivating intentional faith development, seeking ways to serve others and change lives, and sharing our resources with extravagant generosity!
We encourage you to learn more about the core values that shape how we do things. Just click the buttons below to explore!
Through our Core Value of OPEN DOORS we are extending RADICAL HOSPITALITY
and the welcome of Jesus Christ to people of all ages and stages of life. We are a place of common ground, welcoming people with varied beliefs and denominational backgrounds.
Through our Core Value of OPEN ARMS we are forming deep AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
caring, nurturing and affirming one another. We are building a community where people of all generations can be known by name, and find deep authentic relationships that offer support and encouragement in times of stress, loss, joy and all of life. We live out this core value by sharing a cup of coffee, celebrating and sharing meals together, and taking part in small groups. We offer compassionate care as people journey through life’s difficult and joyful situations.
Through our Core Value of OPEN TABLE we are cultivating a congregation of PASSIONATE WORSHIPERS
offering our best, creating worship experiences that are alive, fresh, engaging, inviting, and authentic. Worship is the heart of our life together. We come together to respond to God’s love and grace, to be formed in community, to be nurtured in mind and spirit, and to be transformed into the people God calls us to be.
Through our Core Value of OPEN MINDS we are forming disciples through INTENTIONAL FAITH DEVELOPMENT
free to explore and grow in our faith. We value lifelong education and encourage study, prayer and discernment through Adult Education, Student Ministries, Children’s Education, Bible studies and small groups. From toddlers to school age children, youth to senior adults, we provide weekly, seasonal and annual programs that inform the mind and nurture and inspire the spirit. As we learn together, we find strength in our diverse beliefs and unity in our common threads, discovering our life-stories are woven into the bigger story – God’s story.
Through our Core Value of OPEN HANDS we provide RISK-TAKING MISSION AND SERVICE
seeking ways to meet the needs of the community and the world. We’ve partnered with other Disciples in the metro to start a new church for the homeless in downtown OKC, collect food, coats, and toys, build homes with Habitat for Humanity, provide backpacks and school supplies for children, all while living out the call to serve those in greatest need. Maybe you’ve heard about some of our signature ministries: Breakfast on Boulevard, a program feeding the hungry in our community since 1990, or our Child Care Center ministry which has been providing safe, quality childcare since 1963.
Through our Core Value of OPEN HEARTS we give with EXTRAVAGANT GENEROSITY
to fund ministry and support the causes that transform life and relieve suffering. We give joyously out of love for God and neighbor.