Longview First Church of God

Where Grace Changes Everything

First Church of God affiliates with Church of God, Anderson, Indiana,

and the Associations of the Churches of God in Oregon and SW Washington.  


The purpose of this Church is to glorify God by fulling THE GREAT COMMANDMENT, "The Lord our God, the Lord is one, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.... and Love your neighbor as yourself".  (Mark 12:30-31, NIV), through THE GREAT COMMISSION, "...Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father an the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you".  (Matthew 28:19) Therefore, growing GOD'S GREAT CHURCH.


PURPOSE STATEMENT:

To worship God as we bring others to Christ and into His family;

serving, maturing, and equipping each other for ministry and mission.


OUR MISSION:


Loving God Completely

Loving Self Correctly

Loving Others Compassionately



WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT:

God - is the Creator and Ruler of all that exists.  He eternally exists and has revealed Himself in three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (Genesis 1:2,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2)


The Bible - is God's written Word to all people.  Human authors wrote it under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, the original manuscripts are truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1;13; Psalm 119:105; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)


Salvation - is a gift from God.  People can never make up for sin by self-improvement or good works.  However, all who admit their hopeless and sinful condition and turn from it can be saved by accepting the shed blood of Jesus as God's provision for forgiveness.

(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:11)