ABOUT

First Mennonite Church

OUR STORY

First Mennonite Church was founded in 1824. The Anabaptist movement was in full motion, and a group of young pietists were sent to our area for the first time to establish a Mennonite community.

In those early years this new community became known as a people who genuinely loved one another and loved their neighbor, a value we still aspire to today.

Over the years, First Mennonite Church has baptized men and women, new members have been born, old ones died, we’ve built buildings, and watched them burn down.  At the end of the day we are are simply a community bound together by our pursuit of following the man, Jesus. In Him, we find our identity, and our mission.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Luke Miller, Senior Pastor
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Luke serves as the lead pastor for First Mennonite Church. He is married to Lauren, they have a son, Levi, and when he’s not brushing up on his sermon, he’s probably noodling on his telecaster in the garage.

Lauren Seegar, Worship Pastor
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Lauren serves as First Mennonite Church’s worship pastor. She loves leading people into the peaceful place of God’s presence through creativity and music. She has a dog, Linus, and enjoys Michael Scott’s character in The Office.

Michael Good, Children’s Pastor
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Michael is a gifted servant that connects with the younger folk. His goofy attitude and southern draw help him connect quickly. With a heart filled with love, he’s a perfect fit in our children’s pastor role. Michael to Kristen, and father of Eliza.

Jeffrey Steiner, Intern
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Jeffrey is our resident intern. He has an affinity for outlier musical genres, and is proud of it. He’s married to Jenna, and together they parent a pair of adorable pups.

OUR BELIEFS

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord;
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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Confession of Faith In a Mennonite Perspective

Members of Mennonite Church USA share a Mennonite or Anabaptist perspective on matters of faith. It’s how we understand our commitment to following the way of Jesus Christ.

Following Jesus in daily life is a central value.

We believe that it is possible to follow Jesus as Lord above nationalism, racism or materialism.

We believe that it is possible to follow Jesus as a peacemaker. We believe that we can practice the way of Jesus’ reconciling love in human conflicts and warfare, without having to strike out in fear to defend ourselves.

We believe that we can live life simply and in service to others as a witness to God’s love for the world.

via Mennonite USA