It is our responsibility to be the example of what God desires from His people. Basically, we are responsible for compassionately serving God by serving one another and the world around us. This starts here in our local church, then in our local community, then our country and then into the world. As we understand it, each Christian should strive to have a ministry not just within the church, but outside of the church as well. To that end, we partner with many local community ministries to live out God's heart.
We get this from James 1:27, which reads, "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
Everything that we do is designed to help God's kingdom advance for generations to come. Our desire, therefore, is to help everyone become fully immersed in God's kingdom, not in our own personal empire. We want to see people recognize the power of God over the effectiveness of First Christian Church. We want to see people covered by God so that no matter where they look, they cannot help but to see Him. And we do it for the sake of the next generation of adults. A lot of effort goes into a quality children's program and a quality teen program, but we do it all to help them grow into maturity.