Christ Church- now that's a bold choice for a local church's name! We're certainly not claiming that we are the only church in Jacksonville, FL, that may lay claim to be Christ's body. We do, however, want to be a vibrant and dynamic part of the world-wide body of our Lord Jesus. Like other local churches, we have a vision which has shaped us, commitments and connections that mark us, and a kind of personality that includes both strengths and challenges that impact how we serve the Lord.
We want to make a difference for the Lord in the city of Jacksonville, in North Florida, and throughout the world. How? First of all, by the Word of God that we believe, preach and teach. We're not ashamed of the gospel; in fact, we believe it is the world's only hope. But we are also called to be the presence of the transforming gospel. Our words do matter, of course, but so do our lives, our relationships, and our passions for the glory of God. As we live out our faith, we intend to do it in meaningful fellowship with those around us.
Our Commitments and Connections
Christ Church is a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. This growing family of churches believes the Bible to be true, believes Christ is Lord of all dimensions of life, believes that we can be saved only by grace, only through faith, only by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, redeemed to live for the glory of God. Such a faith gets us up in the morning with a purpose far greater than mere personal satisfaction, desire for achievement, or the accumulation of things. It also holds us firm no matter what circumstances of life we face.
Ok, we can be honest about ourselves. We're Presbyterians. That means, at least, that we're not too flashy, not overly emotional, that we take life seriously because God does. But while the Bravo network is not likely to make a TV show about us, we cherish God's gifts to us. God has shown us grace; we know we're no better than anybody else out there; we know that all that we have-and all we ever will have-is a precious and sacred trust from him. We're here to delight in him, and by living in faith before him, we want to bring his grace and love to you and to our neighbors and friends