We are the people of First Christian Church, Pomona. Our individual belief structures vary, but as a church we hold many core ideas in common. Being associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination, we do not promote any creed or doctrine other than to live as followers of Christ. As the saying goes, “No creed but Christ”. However, to help you understand us a bit more, here are some of our guiding principles:
Our Core Belief
“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have loved one another.”
– John 13:34-35
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:18-20
“Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’”
The greatest joy and fulfillment in life lies in continually giving one’s self to God and in participating in God’s transforming mission. We invite all to full participation in a common life where there is no discrimination by economic class, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture or physical ability. We fully accept and affirm people who are LGBTQ+. This congregation seeks to provide opportunities for enrichment and service, striving for justice and peace and bringing hope to all according to their needs and abilities.
We value our connections: we celebrate, pray, learn, play, eat, sing, work, serve, and meet together. We look to each other for companionship and support in our life’s journey with Christ. We celebrate the diversity of our community and are committed to being citizens of the world. We are called upon by God to pray for and respond to people in their need and to address underlying social problems of our community and world. We are committed to discerning the will of God in our lives and in expanding the boundaries of Christ’s love in the world.
To be, “A Place Where Edges Meet.” God seeks to be in relationship with the world. As a congregation, our mission is to stand in the transforming intersections of life, creating holy space for that relationship to develop, transform, and sustain our lives. We welcome all into this community and invite you to create “A Place Where Edges Meet” in your life.