Christian Worship in Mishawaka, Indiana

Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

Bible study available each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. - open to all!

Service Recordings  - Recent Message and Music Recordings can be found here.

Sunday's Streamed Video Central Christian Church Worship Service.

About God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He is eternal and has revealed himself in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1, 26; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19, 2; Corinthians 13:13

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. He lived a sinless life and became the sacrifice through His death, by which all humanity could find its way back to God the Father. He arose from the grave in three days to demonstrate His power over death and sin.

Matthew 1:23; Matthew 16:16; John 14:10-30; I Corinthians 15:3, 4; Hebrews 4:14, 15

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit completes the Trinity of relationships: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is present, alive and active in the world to make humanity aware of God and the Son – Jesus Christ. The guidance of the Holy Spirit is to become the driving force of influence in the life of followers of Jesus Christ.

John 16:7-13; I Corinthians 2:12; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s historic yet present message to humanity. It was written by men and women under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian belief and life. Our founding fathers held to a firm maxim, “Where scripture speaks, we speak, where scripture is silent, we are silent.”

About Baptism

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Our participation was directed by Jesus following His resurrection and is one’s public declaration of acceptance of Jesus as Savior.

About Communion

Communion or the Lord’s Supper is a visible and tangible reminder of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. It is also an opportunity for believers to feast on the mystical union between Christ (…this is my body broken for you and…this is my blood, shed for you for the remission of sins) and His church (Christians).

Our Purpose

The purpose of the First Christian Church is to bring people to Jesus Christ and help them to become fully committed followers, to the glory of God.

Our Vision

The vision of the First Christian Church is to be a lighthouse for people of all ages where they may:

Find Refuge

Grow Spiritually

Be living examples of Christ

Church Programs

Introducing Drive-In Church each Sunday at 11:00 AM. Come To the parking lot at First Christian Church and tune in to AM 1620 on your car radio and listen and see the live broadcast of our worship service. Click on the link Service Recordings to listen to portions of the services.

In addition, you can view the Streaming Worship Service videos from Central Christian Church - Elkhart by clicking this link: Sunday's Streamed Video from Central Christian Church Worship Service.

Zoom Meetings are also being set up for Bible Study with Pastor Doug during the week. Email the church at if you would like to be included in the invite to the Zoom Bible Study.


Drive-In Church this Sunday...September 27, 2020
In the Pits
• Genesis 37:3-4, 26-28; 50:15-21
• When you’re in the pits, where do you see God? When Joseph found himself in the pits, he never imagined what would happen next—and many years later.

Upcoming Sunday Drive-In Services...

October 4
Why Such a Hurry?

• Exodus 12:1-3, 6-13
• When God helped the slaves escape, they had to do it quickly. How do you decide when to hurry up and when to take your time?

October 11
Work in Progress
• Genesis 32:1-7, 12b-14
• It’s easy to slip back into old habits, for we are a work in progress. That’s something Moses reminded God when the people grew impatient with God and Moses.

October 18
Singing Songs of Deliverance

• 1 Samuel 1:9-11, 19-20; 2:1-5
• Feeling low? Try singing a song of hope to raise the spirits of those who are oppressed, which Hannah did when she discovered an amazing surprise!

October 25
If You Build It

• 2 Samuel 7:1-9, 12-13, 16-17
• David wanted to build a house for God, but God had a better idea. When have you found your plans out of step with what God has in mind?

November 1
Can’t Go It Alone

• 1 Kings 17:8-16
• The prophet Elijah needed help, and his aid came in a surprising encounter. When has God surprised you just at the right time?

November 8
Where’s the Exit?

• Jonah 1:1-4, 11-17
• Jonah tried to run away from God’s invitation to deliver an important message, seeking an exit rather than offering a message of forgiveness. When have you found yourself looking for an exit from God’s invitation?

November 15
Who? Me?

• Isaiah 6:1-8
• Isaiah felt inadequate to respond to an encounter with God. Even on those days when you may feel inadequate, you can still offer God’s hope to the world.

November 22 Sunday before Thanksgiving
Written on the Heart

• Jeremiah 36:1-2, 21-23, 27-28; 31:31-34
• Ever have a difficult time giving thanks? Jeremiah would suggest that God has written words of thanks on our hearts.