The Spirit of the Church
The First Christian Church of Olathe is progressive in viewpoint and policy. We are a freedom-loving body of people, seeking to be Christian in all that we say and do. There is no attempt to dictate in Biblical interpretation or in theological thought. In such matters members have the freedom and responsibility of private judgment.
Every member is encouraged to live by a disciple’s way of life. We strive to encourage understanding and cooperation among ourselves and all Christian believers. We seek to show a religious faith that is intelligent, rational, practical, and vital to life in the world. People with varying beliefs and religious backgrounds find meaningful fellowship and opportunities for service to God in the First Christian Church of Olathe.
The symbol of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a red chalice bearing the cross of St. Andrew. The chalice symbolizes the Lord’s Supper as the center of life and worship. Red signifies Christ’s blood and our ministry of evangelism. St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, recalls the Presbyterian roots of the Disciples.
The Lord’s Supper
In keeping with the historical practice of early Christians, the Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday. It is not presented as an obligation, but as a spiritual opportunity. It is a matter of personal conscience and decision as to whether or not one wishes to partake. The Lord’s Supper is open to all who believe in Christ and desire to remember Him in this manner.
Be a Part of the Family
We are a church united by a common faith. Our life together is rich with worship, Bible studies, fellowship times, and outreach projects. We carry a concern for each other and for the world. We believe that First Christian is best experienced by joining in with others in the many activities of this faith community.
Become a Member
There are two ways of becoming a member of the First Christian Church. One is by public confession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior followed by Baptism. If you have already been baptized, there is no requirement to be re-baptized. You come by transfer of your membership from another congregation.
An invitation is extended at the close of every service of worship. Those wishing to unite with the congregation may come forward and be accepted in Christian fellowship and commitment.