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Battle Creek First Christian Church
7475 B Dr N
Battle Creek, MI 49014
(269) 964-7192 or 269-274-5592 (Pastor's cell phone)

Our worship service is a traditional service lasting about one hour. Children of younger ages may attend "Kids'...
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Our Mission and Vision

The Mission of the Christian Church Michigan Region

Our mission is to nurture and support congregations, encourage initiatives of Christian stewardship, promote ecumenical activities, and provide resources for ministry, outreach and education.

Our Vision

As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Michigan Region, we imagine ourselves as

  • CALLED into service by a loving God, inspired by Jesus Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit
  • COMMITTED to using our resources to spread the love of God as we seek to be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world
  • GIFTED to support each other in the tasks we share and cannot do alone
  • CREATED as a community among our churches to encourage one another in our individual and unique ministries
  • ENGAGED in equipping the saints for service to our neighbors near and far

The Priorities of the Michigan Region

  • Refresh, Renew, Revitalize, Transform our congregations:
    Actively strengthening our leadership through the commissions of the region and Regional Elders.
  • Resource congregations and pastors for Conflict Management.
  • Endeavor to build unity while understanding and respecting our diversity.
  • Resource congregations to be missional.
  • Commit tp training, mentorship and educational opportunities focused on our youth as our future and current church and denominational leaders.

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The Vision of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
 - Micah 6:8

The Mission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps "to the ends of the earth."
  - Acts 1:8

The Confession of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
 - The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Mission Imperatives of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

As the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we believe God calls us to strengthen congregational life for this mission.

To accomplish this, we shall:

BECOME THE GOOD NEWS

  • nurturing faith
  • teaching discipleship
  • fostering Disciples identity

SHARE THE GOOD NEWS

  • emphasizing ministry with children, youth, young adults and families
  • doing evangelism
  • establishing new congregations

SERVE FROM "OUR DOORSTEPS TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH"

  • engaging in outreach ministries
  • showing compassion
  • embodying unity and justice

In accepting these imperatives, we affirm our need to strengthen relationships among congregational, regional, institutional and general ministries. We also affirm our need to share mutually and more fully our gifts, testimonies, and life in Christ, across the boundaries of our racially and culturally diverse church family, and with our ecumenical friends and global partners.

Disciples Confession (Download)

This confession is the opening paragraph in the Preamble to the Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Download)