Disciples build partnerships with our neighbors and brothers and sisters in Christ. We want to be the best part of the Body of Christ we can be, and we want others to be the best part of the Body of Christ they can be. We are humble at heart and we love our community. Individuals in our church family serve Jesus in a variety of ways through local service organizations, clubs, political parties, and social groups. We believe it is important our church provides a combined outreach to our community and beyond.
We adopted First Christian Church in Katy, TX, following Hurricane Harvey, to not only help with recovery efforts but to maintain a relationship that would be beneficial to both our congregations in times of need and distress.
We offer nonprofit group sacred space to hold meetings, conferences, etc., that will benefit families in our area.
If you have the heart to serve, then we would be interested in your leadership and input and provide support for your ministry. It truly takes a village to help each other meet our needs, improve our lives, and share the love of God.
Every October 31st, 5:30-8:00 pm, Church Parking Lot (inside if raining or very cold). The community is invited to park and have a trunk too. Free hotdogs, chips, and drinks. Hayrides and bouncy castles for the everyone. Register your trunk by October 25th. (In 2018, we are combining our trunk or treat with Mineral Wells Chanber of Commerce efforts. We hope you will visit our event this October.)
Live Nativity @ in the Church Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Come out to see the live nativity, hear the story, pet the animals, and have a little hot chocolate and cookies. Anyone is invited to participate as one of the characters. If you would like to participate with us, call the church office to sign-up. Follow us on Facebook for this year's schedule (usually is posted in early November).
Family Spiritual Retreats, TBA (Open to the community)
All retreats will be announced on Facebook and Twitter to register. Stay tuned for early bird registration and additional information.
A few years ago, First Christian Church moved the Food Bank operations and equipment over to Mineral Wells Center of Life, consolidating food distribution in Mineral Wells, and relieving the church of a very fruitful ministry. In the end, we were serving about 700 families each month with a variety of groceries. Although sad to let this go and be successful elsewhere, God is answering our prayers for a new direction. Christmas Day, 2017, we invited homeless men, women, and children, to come celebrate Christmas with a Christmas brunch. We distributed "stockings," hygiene products, and blankets. Our missions and outreach committees are hard at work to determine a specific direction to reach and aid our homeless population. More to come as we build community partners, government permissions, and seek grants to help us be just as successful as our Food Bank. We want you to help us too! Volunteers, donations, and prayers are always needed. We would like assistance from Social Workers, Small Business owners, and local helping agencies to accomplish our goals.
ENTRY is our guide to invite, include, and encourage new members, old members, unchurched and unaffiliated people to come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, to be integrated into the full life of the church, and to meet their needs in body, mind, and spirit.
"E" = Evangelical (Matthew 28:19-20)
"N" = Needs-Based (Mark 6:35-37a)
"T" = Truthful (John 14:6)
"R" = Ritual (1 Corinthians 11:23-24)
"Y" = Yearning (Psalm 86:11-13)
ENTRY's goal is to connect people to Jesus Christ. We believe our church may not be the right fit for everyone; however, as you search for a place to belong, we feel called to help you find a family here or at another church. (This may sound counter-intuitive; however, we believe people need to discover their niche in this community, and when we commit to helping people connect and grow, we all become stronger.)
ENTRY is congregationally led. Anyone who understands and is committed serving a need in our community is encouraged to take the lead, develop and train volunteers, and to execute the plans and goals. When participants begin to express their passions, we will help guide those passions, and integrate it into ENTRY if it meets our vision goals as a church. When everyone gets to take lead in something, or church begins to bond and grows stronger. We will risk together, succeed or fail together, and grow together.
First Christian Church(Disciples of Christ)302 NW 6th StreetMineral Wells, Texas 76067phone: 940-325-4277