First Christian Church Longview

Meet Senior Minister, Dr. Richard Emerson
Meet Senior Minister, Dr. Richard Emerson

Welcome to First Christian Church. We hope this web site provides enough information about our family of faith for you to have a better understanding of who we are. Here at First Christian we are proud of our past, excited about the present, and embrace the future with enthusiasm. You are invited to become a part of our wonderful ministry as you discover the Disciples.

Worship Times

Traditional Worship
9:00 a.m. | Sanctuary

Sunday School
10:15 a.m.

Disciple Praise (Contemporary Worship)
11:16 a.m. | Disciple House

What Disciples Believe
Open Communion
The Lord's Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship and it is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ

The Oneness of the Church
All Christians are called to be one in Christ and to seek opportunities for common witness and services.

Freedom of Belief
As Disciples, we are called together around two essentials of faith: a belief in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and that Christians are free to follow their conscience guided by Bible study, the Holy Spirit and prayer. We are expected to extend that freedom to others.

Baptism by Immersion
In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside, washed away and a new life of trust in God begins. Although Disciples practice baptism by immersion, other baptism traditions are honored.

The Ministry of Believers
Both ministers and lay persons lead in worship, service and spiritual growth.

And above all that Jesus Christ is the son of the Living God, who offers saving grace to all who seek it through His Son.

The Red Chalice

The Red Chalice, bearing the "X-shaped" cross of St. Andrew was adopted as the symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) by the denomination's General Assembly in 1971.

The chalice symbolizes the centrality of the Lord's Supper to Disciples life. The St. Andrew's cross, the national cross of Scotland, focuses attention on the Scottish Presbyterian roots of the church. Thomas and Alexander Campbell both studied in Scotland and were Presbyterians. St. Andrew has been identified with the laity and evangelism, prominent emphases of the Disciples over the years.

The red color of the chalice signifies vitality, spirit and sacrifice.

The chalice and St. Andrew's Cross, symbol of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), adopted by the church's General Assembly in 1971, is a trademark registered with the United States Patent Office.

To read the Disciples Affirmation, click on the red header below.

Contact Us

We are located at 720 North 6th St., Longview, Texas; Phone 903.753.7611