Explore Christianity

Whether you’re a new Christian or still exploring what Christianity even is, we want to come alongside you wherever you are. Below you'll find our beliefs as well as information regarding baptism. If you have any questions along the way, please contact Pastor Brian Talty at btalty@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

Our Beliefs

Here at First Christian Church, everything we do overflows from what we believe. Below you'll discover the mission and values God has led our church to embrace. These are rooted in the Bible's foundational truths.


It is the mission of First Christian Church to develop devoted followers of Jesus Christ by growing and serving together.


We respond to God's Word.

We build community.

We encounter the Holy Spirit.

We embrace change.


We believe the Statement of Faith to be an accurate summary of what Scripture teaches.
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We know you may have a lot of questions regarding baptism so hopefully we can help answer those for you! When you are ready to pursue baptism, contact Pastor Tim Revis at trevis@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

Also, here is message Pastor Brian Talty taught on baptism. This may help you better understand the importance of baptism.