Here at First Church, our mission is both simple and far-reaching, and it defines us as a family of faith:
We are a community of Jesus followers
who love God, love one another,
and make disciples.
In response to God’s unique call in this time and place, we of the First Church of Christ in Wethersfield will rise up to foster a Kingdom movement of faith, hope and love that will transform our community, our state, the New England region and beyond to the glory of God. Building on the historic faith tradition planted here in 1635, we will love God and our neighbors near and far in deep and profound ways, taking bold action to raise the next generation of disciples, and joining with other bodies of believers to extend the Kingdom as God leads us.
Images that help us to live out God’s vision for us:
OUR ORIGIN — We began as a Kingdom community who worshiped God at Wethersfield Cove, ready to plant a church in order to extend His Kingdom in Connecticut and beyond. Our calling is still the same.
OUR LIFE — A community of disciples, seeking by God’s love to be transformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Jesus Christ, living together a way of life that makes and sends disciples out into the harvest for His glory.
OUR ENVIRONMENT — A community that serves as a haven of hope, by providing through God’s Word and Love, not only healing for people who struggle with life or are wounded by the past, but ultimately, by leading them in many ways into a relationship with the Great Lover of our souls, Jesus Christ.
OUR TASK — A mobile community of servants who share His love outside the church walls wherever they go in life.