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Here at the First Church of God, we desire to bring people to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to then deploy them into a meaningful place of service.  There are many ministry opportunities here.  God has called us to use the talents He’s given us to the glory of His kingdom.  Ministries at the church include:

Children's (K-5th grade)
Youth (6th-12th grade)
Young Adults
Worship
Creative Arts
Preschool and Daycare
Video and Music 
Greeters
Ushers
Welcome & Information Center
Grounds and Maintenance
Food Pantry
Administrative Aid
Childcare
Community Outreach
Bereavement Team & Home Visits
Doughnut & Coffee Cafe 

We want you to fulfull God's will for your life and we are here to help you do that.  We hope that you'll be in fervant prayer as you ask God to lead you in His path. If you're interested in getting involved, contact the church office by emailing us at office@firstchurchms.org or calling us at (859) 498-2973 and we'll give you the contact information for each ministry you're interested in. 

2 Peter 1:10-11
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We love you and are praying for you today!



 
Becoming A Christian
God offers salvation, eternal life, and indeed heaven itself to everyone as a free gift!
Do you know why?
The Bible tells us...
      All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
      The wages of sin is death! (Romans 6:23a)
You cannot save yourself. You need salvation.
      You have been saved by grace...not the result of works so that no one may boast.
      (Ephesians 2:8--9)
      All our righteous deeds are like a filthy cloth. (Isaiah 64:6b)
The Bible also tells us...
      For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in 
      him may not perish, but may have eternal life! (John 3:16)
      God is love.
      Nothing we do will ever change God's love for us...yet sin separates us from God.
      God loves us even while we are sinners.
      God proves his love for us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans
      5:8)
God is also just...and is judge of all the earth.
A just God could not allow sin into a perfect heaven. Since sin separates from God...it is sin that God has to deal with...
GOOD NEWS!
Jesus is God's provision for salvation from sin!

God placed all our sins on the sinless Christ
•    our guilt 
•    our shame 
•    our punishment
and he died for our sins!
While we were still weak...Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6)
and...
He presents salvation as a gift to you.
The free gift of God is eternal life. (Romans 6:23b)
How will you respond?
Confess      
If we confess our sins, He who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and 
                  cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Repent      Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out. (Acts 
                 3:19a)
Believe     Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. (Acts 16:31)

Is what we have discussed clear to you?
I have put aside all else, in order that I can have Christ and become one with Him, no longer counting on being saved by being good enough...but by trusting Christ to save me: For God's way of making us right with Himself depends on faith--counting on Christ alone. (Phillipians 3:8--9)
Would you like to receive this gift of salvation right now?
To all who receive him, who believe in his name, he gave power to become children of God. (John 1:12)
All you need to do is ask him, and he will forgive you of your sins and will enter your life.
You receive Christ by inviting him into your life. It is as simple as praying the following prayer...
          Dear Lord,
          Thank you for hearing me and making me aware of my need. I know I have sinned   
          and done wrong in your sight. Forgive me of my sins and give me strength to turn 
          from them.
          I now confess you as my Lord and Savior. Help me to make you master of my life. 
          Guide me in your ways so that I might be your devoted follower.
          Amen.

What should I do next?
•    Let your friends and family know of your decision.
•    Worship regularly with a local church.
•    Be baptized as a witness and affirmation.
•    Plan to attend a small group focused on the Christian basics.

•    Share your experience of a new life in Christ with someone.
Now you're ready to start your NEW LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST!  If you prayed that simple prayer, you are a NEW CREATION and we'd be glad to speak with you about your new committment and life as a Christian.  Please call the church office at 859.498.2973 to speak with Chris or Donna confidentially, email us confidentially at office@firstchurchms.org or submit this secure form.  We love you, we are praying for you and we hope to hear from you!