Community Missions

We love Decatur! That's why we want to bless our community through the following ministries. To volunteer, contact Pastor BJ Leonard at bleonard@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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The Block


God is working in an area of the GM Square Neighborhood we call “The Block.” This ministry is built on growing friendships and sharing faith. All Block events are family friendly. Our 2019 ministry calendar for The Block is now available. We'd love for you to join us! Questions? Contact Pastor BJ Leonard at bleonard@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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Club 305 & Parsons Elementary School


First Christian Church partners with Parsons Elementary School. We open our facilities for special school events, serve Thanksgiving meals to 1st graders, and even give every student a t-shirt and book for Christmas each year. However, our commitment goes even deeper with our after-school program for 2nd-6th graders. The goal of Club 305 is to build relationships with the students with the hope that they will develop academically, socially, personally, and spiritually. This free program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in September and ending in May. To make a difference in the lives of Parsons students, contact Amanda Elven at aelven@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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JumpStart Back-to-School Clinic


Every summer, we open up our church for a free medical clinic open to the community. We provide school physicals, eye exams, dental cleanings, and much more. In 2018, we served 513 students, 360 families from Decatur and surrounding communities with over 200 volunteers serving as family advocates, greeters, registrants, medical experts, kitchen staff, and ministry staff. To get involved, contact Amanda Elven at aelven@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.

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Direct Line on WSOY 1340AM


First Christian Church is proud to host one of the highest rated radio shows in the area. Direct Line With Wayne Kent creates a forum to discuss today’s news from a Christian perspective. Discover a completely innovative and out-of-the-box approach to the topics of the day. Tune in every Wednesday from 5-7pm to 1340 on your AM dial or to News/Talk 1340 WSOY for live streaming on the internet.

We are also highly involved with organizations that are already doing great things in Decatur. We have teams that serve at the Good Samaritan Inn, we host the phone bank for the annual WSOY Community Food Drive, and we have people who regularly volunteer at New Life Pregnancy Center.

To find out about how you can serve within our community, contact Pastor BJ Leonard at bleonard@firstdecatur.org or 217.875.3350.