Who We Are
First Church of Christ, Bradford exists to be…
Rooted in The Bible: First Church of Christ acknowledges as its sole Head, Jesus Christ, and holds as truth the doctrine of the Trinity: God as Father and Creator, Jesus as the Son and Savior, and the Holy Spirit as Guide and Comforter. It further acknowledges as kindred in Christ all who share this confession. It adheres to the Word of God in Scriptures and in the direction of the Holy Spirit to prosper its redemptive mission in the world.
Connected to the Past: It claims as its own the faith of the historic Church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers.
Relevant in the Present: It accepts the responsibility to make this faith its own in the reality of worship and in the expression of its mission and ministry locally and into the world. In accordance with the teachings of Jesus, it recognizes two sacraments: Baptism and Holy Communion. Its very existence is to serve God by providing all people an opportunity for Christian worship, education, fellowship, pastoral care and mission within the spirit of Christian love.
Hopeful for the Future: As we continue to live by faith in the precious promises of God's Grace that are in Christ, we trust that the Lord will guide us a we move forward and bless our future, as He has our 300+ years past! Soli Deo Gloria! All Glory and Honor to our God, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
2016 Annual Report (Abbreviated Version) can be found HERE