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About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we're headed as a church family

Who we are

We're a community that believes hope is for everyone. No matter what your background is, we believe following Jesus is the next best step in your life. It doesn't matter how different we are from each other, we find unity and purpose in our God.

Where we come from

First Christian was started in the late 1800's by a group of believers who had a heart for Council Bluffs. Back then, these men and women imagined a church where grace was freely given - where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, family background, ethnicity, or gender. Our story has had many chapters over the last 125 years, but Jesus is always the center of our mission.

Where we're headed

What's the bottom line? More than ever, First Christian is committed to fostering a community built around purpose. A purpose that not only tells what Jesus has done in our lives, but also motivates us to live for the sake of those who don't know him. And as we move forward as a church community, belonging and generosity remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at First Christian. We're saving a seat for you. Wherever you're at in your faith journey, you'll always be accepted as part of the FCC family.


We want to help empower you as you lead in your neighborhood, workplace, and families. If you have any questions for any of our staff, you can find them below.