Church History



From humble beginnings as a Sunday school class for five little girls in Dawson Springs, First Christian Church enters the twenty-first century with an ongoing commitment to discipleship.  Our ministry has had and continues to have a two-sided objective to both encourage disciples in their faith, and challenge people to faith.


Children and youth have always been an important part of our church’s history.  Sunday school continues to be vital to our discipleship efforts.  In our classes for children we seek to prepare them for faith, and in our youth and adult classes we seek to encourage faith.  Likewise, our unfolding small group ministry is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for fellowship within our congregation.


Reaching out beyond ourselves is a key component of the Gospel.  In addition to participating in the mission opportunities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we also seek to be active in our community.  We are a charter member of the Dawson Area Personal Services ministry. 


In a new era, the church faces new challenges.  Building upon the heritage we have received from our past, First Christian Church strives for a vision that is God-given.  Our plan for ministry focuses on the premise that we are called to Share Good News in Word and Work with those around us.