Our Core Tenets
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. - (Habakkuk 2:2 - (ESV))
The First Christ Ministry builds off of a religious enlightenment that reconfigures the worship of Christ in the modern the world. We have adopted and continue to progress individually in the adoption of many values from mainstream Christianity. Valuing many important pieces of Life and Liberty Under God, including Friends, Family, Faith, Self-Sufficiency, Individuality, Providership, Servitude, and Leadership under God. The two core tenets of the First Christ Ministry are Individuality and Decentralization. When these two principals are applied to worship and everyday living, through the lens of a traditional Christian practitioner, one’s religious journey is more personalized and compatible with daily living in the modern world.
It is highly recommended that when you read your Bible that you do so with these two words in mind, and consider the guidance given therein through this lens.
The first core tenant of First Christ Ministry recognizes Individuality Under God, clarifying that each independent person whom has been created in His image is uniquely constructed and independent in being, person, and purpose. Respect of the individuality of each and every one of His followers is the most elevated tenets of the First Christ Ministry practice in the modern world. The individual is the one guided by Him, strengthened, and held up in his righteous hands.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - (Isaiah 41:10 (ESV))
Acceptance of Individuals
The First Christ non-denominational ministerial practice distinguishes itself from most other ministerial Christianity worship especially by being a ministerial practice under the Universal Life Church’s tenets and accepting all individuals regardless of current Faith. Additionally, the principal of Individuality in the course of their journey with God. A modern solution to spreading the Word and making followers of people of the world is by drawing inwards through His love and fellowship.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20 (ESV))
First Christ Ministry prioritizes the natural rights of individuals under God and individual acceptance
Acceptance into the ministerial practice of First Christ Ministry is only conditional upon the respect and recognition of this binding principal with regards to the practice of each individual’s Faith
The second core tenet of First Christ Ministry is Decentralization. The First Christ Ministry is unique in that it officially formalizes this into the everyday practice of Christianity. This practice has developed informally over decades by former church attending parishioners of many branches of Christianity.
Since God is everywhere, God can be worshiped anywhere, anytime, and in any way as determined by the individual.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. - (James 1:5 (ESV))
A designated traditional “Place of Worship” is optional for partitioners of First Christ Ministry whereas individuals can choose to worship within a church if they so please or they may worship at a place of their choosing, including their home during days/times that are convenient to their modern life style.
With this, an individual might choose to practice Christianity with the Ministers of First Christ Ministry whilst never stepping foot into a traditional Church. Similarly, an individual may choose to frequent multiple places of worship if it is more convenient to their life style and individual path to God.
We believe that since God is omnipresent and therefore worship in His name can occur anywhere, anytime, in many ways.
With a core tenet being Decentralization, there is not a central physical church for First Christ Ministry practitioners to attend, as you would see with many other ministries of Christianity. We practice and study privately amongst ourselves in person and virtually. We work to embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ's name only and through personal sacrafice, First Christ Ministry shall not seek tax exemption for individual and decentralized worship or any operation thereof.
The First Christ Ministry is called to embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit and the eternal love of God, honoring and expanding our heritage and the Sovereignty of God. To that end, we provide and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in meaningful ways such that non-Christians become converts and disciples to reach others for Christ.
The First Christ Ministry is a decentralized Christian practice performed by individual worshipers and volunteers as an independent association of indivudials as a congregation. There is no central church, physical property, or entity associated with The First Christ Ministry. We do not perform any collection of funds or operate as an independent entity, therefore there exists not distinct 501(c)(3) or other classification associated with the First Christ Ministry and we do not seek tax exemption as such.
If we are made aware of any person or entity attempting to collect funds in our name, we will take any action necessary to immediately request a cease and desist of their actions.