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First Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
Office: (386) 734-0677
              Fax:    (386) 734-5668
             Email:  fccofdeland@att.net

About First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

We believe that First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of DeLand is called and empowered by the Holy Spirit to reach out and bring people into a saving, loving, and healing relationship with Jesus Christ.  We minister to people of all ages, races and cultures with special programs for children, youth families, and people going through difficult times.  We seek to accomplish this mission by offering:

  • Refreshing, moving and joyful worship.
  • Programs to help children, youth and adults develop Christian faith, experiences, and values.
  • Small groups that meet spiritual, emotional and social needs.
  • A meeting place for community events.
  • Relaxing and fun-filled recreational activities.
  • Opportunities for Christian service in the community and the world.

We are succeeding in our mission when a growing number of new people are participating in our ministries and programs and people are excited about the life changing presence of God.

We invite you to join us!

About Our Denomination

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was born on the American frontier in the early 1800's with the purpose of bringing Christians together on the basis of the New Testament and not denominational doctrines.  Thus, we do not have an official doctrine or creed as a requirement for church membership.  Following the tradition of the New Testament Church, only a simple confession of faith is required to become a member.  "Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God and do you accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior?"  The simple answer is "YES, I DO!"

Those coming from other denominations are welcomed by transfer of membership.  Today that simple New Testament heritage is continued by working for Christian unity; congregations owning their own property and calling their own minister; emphasizing the ministry of the Laity who serve in worship at the Lord's Table every Sunday to all committed believers in Christ; baptism by immersion for those who have not been previously baptized.

Our Motto

First Christian Church--where Jesus is Real!