First Christian Church of Decatur

First Christian Church of Decatur


The church's mission is to resolve to love, agree to differ, unite to serve, break bread together, and to build a Christ-centered inclusive community in which no one is excluded.


First Christian Church of Decatur was founded on Christmas Day 1921, and has served faithfully ever since with a significant urban ministry, an inclusive theology, and a Kingdom-building vision. We are open and accepting of all of God’s people, and encourage women, men, and young people to follow their call from God to serve, just as Christ first served us.

Unique Opportunities in Ministry

Fun and service are at the center of what the church does and it is deeply blessed and glad to share the joy with the incoming student. Seminarians receive professional time from the staff for guidance and plenty of opportunities to do ministry in the church and city.

Site NameFirst Christian Church of Decatur
DenominationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Location TypeUrban
Worship Attendance75 - 100
Worship Times

Sunday: 10:30 am

Distance from CandlerApproximately 2 miles
Accessible to persons with disabilities?Yes
Accessible via public transportation?Yes
Can women be ordained?Yes
What role do women play in leadership?Women hold leadership roles in all areas and aspects

Weekly Schedule

  • Sunday:
    • Adult Class: 9:30 am to 10:30 am
    • Worship service: 10:30 am
    • Narcotics Anonymous: 8 pm
  • Monday
    • Prayer Group: 10 am
  • Tuesday
    • Alcoholic Anonymous: 8 pm
    • ALANON: 8 pm
  • Wednesday
    • Handbell Ensemble: 6:30 pm
    • Chancel Choir: 7:30 pm
  • Saturday
    • Spiritual Growth: 1 pm

The church hosts AA, AlAnon, NA, Spanish classes, Chalice Thrift store, Decatur Maker Space (coming soon!), music lessons, civic groups, youth and senior ministry programs and so much more!

Meeting the Five Areas of Ministry

Administration: The student will learn how to communicate in a church setting.

Liturgy (Worship and Preaching): The student will serve as a liturgist on occasion and preaching is a possibility.

Mission and Outreach: The student can help in missions if interested.

Pastoral Calling and Congregational Care: The student will go on calls with pastoral staff as interested.

Teaching: The student will teach and learn as interested.

First Christian Church of Decatur
Senior Pastor James Brewer-Calvert
601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404.229.2326

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