Our Mission:

Helping people make a difference.

Purpose Statement

We exist to reproduce faith in Christ corporately and individually, globally and locally. Our worship service serves that purpose. Our Sunday Sessions and weekday Small Groups lead us to the next step of growth in our faith!


AIM

Our mission is to help people Make a Difference in our world in Jesus’ name. We invite you to join us in our “footprint” of mission. Check out the Make a Difference catalog of opportunities to meet real needs in our community and the world


Values

We value Truth, Transforming Faith, True Spirituality, and Touching others by reaching out. We connect people to… 


Truth: We preach and teach from the Bible

Transforming Faith: We help people know God, overcome sin and become like Christ.

True Spirituality: We worship, serve, study and pray together. Our gatherings and group are vital, forming godliness and character.

Touching people’s lives by Reaching Out: We send, go, give, share, witness and invite others to know God.


Who We Are

The First Church of God in Vincennes is a congregation of Christians affiliated with the Church of God located in Anderson, Indiana which emphasizes the unity of all believers and the character of holiness in the believer’s life on the basis of a personal experience of the saving power of Jesus Christ.


A Gift for Our Visitors

First-time worshippers are invited to receive a specially prepared gift bag. It includes small gifts and helpful information about the church.

Who is the Church of God?


The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out. We’re committed to the mission that Jesus Christ gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18–20).


The Church of God movement appeared in the 1880s in the midst of the broader American Holiness Revival. The pioneers of the Church of God hoped to restore a more biblical understanding and practice of what it means to be the church. One of our early church songs says: “The Bible is our rule of faith and Christ alone is Lord.” This lyric still summarizes the core belief of Church of God people. We have not issued any official belief statement, and we have no formal creed. Yet, the following statements reflect the heart of the Church of God:


  • Salvation makes us members of God’s church. We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our lives to Christ (John 3:1–7).
  • Christians are called to be one. We believe that God calls all followers of Christ to live in unity and peace, regardless of who they are or the church they attend (Gal 3:28). While we may not agree on everything, we can rally around our subject, Jesus.
  • We must be holy. We believe that followers of Christ have been called to live a life of love, purity, and godliness. We are called to live like Christ, taking on a new nature (2 Cor 5:17).



We also embrace these biblical principles:

  • The Lordship of Jesus. There is one Lord, who is God’s Son Jesus Christ, over the church. Christ is the church’s ultimate authority on all matters (Acts 2:36). 
  • Making Disciples. Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow Christ. 
  • Loving God and Neighbor. We are called to fulfill Matthew 22:37–39, not only loving God with our entire being, but also loving all that he loves. 
  • The Work of the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23), which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us. 
  • Stewardship. Since God is the source of life, all of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of God (Psalm 24:1). 


You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God. Though we have differences, we share a common story of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God.


Learn more about the Church of God