Our Mission

First Christian Church of Gainesville, Missouri, born by grace in 1876 exists to introduce Jesus Christ as our way of life that many may come to “taste and see” that the Lord is good!

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About Us
We are believers who come from all walks of life.  Many of our members have been here many years.  Others have been with us for only a few months.  Our congregation is friendly and will treat you like a member of our family when you walk through our doors. 
Our Church is a part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) http://disciples.org/ denomination.  Our church is self-governed.  We call our own pastor.  All decisions concerning the life of our church are done so by our church leaders and members.  We have our own by-laws that were approved by our members. 
As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all at the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.  
What We Believe
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.  Through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary and was made man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again; and in accordance with the Scripture, he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Bible is the infallible Word of God.
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.