Mission Statement:

Love God, Know God,

Love People, Reach People,

Make Disciples.

We believe:

1. The Bible-is the guide for Christian living and faith

2. God- revealed in the Bible and through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ

3. Christ-the Son of God;part of God's own divinity, yet fully human; our Savior, is with us always.

4. Public Confession

5. Unity-of all Christians in love of Christ

6. Inclusive Ministry- in the life and work of the church

7. The Ordinances of the Gospel (Baptism and Communion)

For even more information visit the following websites:

Christian Church in Michigan

Christian Church Disciples of Christ -General Church 

About Communion: We offer Communion (The Lord’s Supper) every week because that is what the 1st Christians did (Acts 20:7). We invite anyone who has accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior to participate with us in remembrance of His death. Please partake as you are served.

About The Offering: We take up a collection of money (an offering) every week because that is what the 1st Christians did (1 Corinthians 16:2). The reason why we call it an offering is because we are offering back to God a portion of what He has blessed us with. This offering goes to meet the operating expenses of this particular congregation.

We do not expect you to give; neither do we want you to feel obligated to give. However, should you choose to give, you can be assured that your money will be used in a Godly way and in the service of His Kingdom.

Nursery: For your convenience a nursery is available during Worship for infants through age 4.

Children's Church:  During our morning Worship time we provide a Children’s Worship program for children K – 5th Grade. In this program, the children learn about God, sing, and Worship on a level that is appropriate to their age. Children are released to the Fellowship Hall for Children’s Church immediately following prayer time; however, your child is always welcome to remain in the sanctuary.

Our History

An Idea is Born

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Cadillac had a long history that spans over 120 years.  In 1894, Elder George Danes preached to a faithful few that were interested in starting a new church.  This resulted in the formation of the Church of Christ in Cadillac.  Seen original members organized the congregation in October of 1984.  That same year, the Christian Women's Board of Missions Auxiliary was founded.  

The church was reorganized in January of 1905, and incorporated on November 3, 1906.  Members held prayer meeting in private homes, an opera hall, and vacant store building.  The group purchased a lot and building and met there until the opportunity arose to purchase a building from the Swedish Lutherans.  When that building needed to be moved, the congregation purchased a lot on the corner of Nelson and Shelby streets.  From 1913-1915, additions were made to the building including a wing on the East, an extension on the North side of the church, and a basement.

Much growth

Evangelistic efforts brought much growth over the next few years.  One evangelistic meeting in 1916 resulted in forty new members joing the church.  From 1924-1927, the largest men's class in the history of this congregation was funciton with 150 members.  Several other church related groups began meeting for Bible study, missions meetings, and fellowship.  The congregation continued to meet as the Chruch of Christ until the 1960's when the Chruch's name was offically changed to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Body of Believers

This body of believers worshiped in the chruch building on the corner of Nelson and Shelby for sixty years.  In 1969, the building was sold to another church denomination.  Plans were being made to build a new church on property that had been aquired a few years earlier.  The congreation met and worshiped at Kenwood Elementary School until 1970 when The Congregational Church (UCC) extened an invitation ot meet with them.  From Febrary of 1970 until June 1972, the two congregation met jointly.  On July 2, 1972, the congregation held its first worship service at ists new home, the former Selma Street Methodist Chruch building until October of 1992 when the congregation moved into its current home on US 131 just north of Cadillac.  In 1996, ht ebuilding expanded to include a fellowship hall, two classrooms, a library, a serving kitchen, and two additonal restrooms.

Over the years

This congregation has facilitated many church related groups and activities the Loyal Women's Class, a young adults group, and the Bethany Class.  Fellowship has always been and continues to be an important part of this church.  Groups like Christian Youth Fellowship, ChiRho, Christian Women's Fellowship, Kidz Club, and Christian Men's Fellowship meet to this day.  Many activities such as secret sisters, Bunco, and various Bible study groups allow members of all ages to grow in faith and friendship.