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Who is Palo Alto

First Christian Church?


Mission Statement

To be a place where every believer is equipped to advance the Kingdom of God and inviting others to do the same.

Vision Statement

Because every person matters to God, we will transform Palo Alto and beyond by the power and truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, one person at a time.

What We Believe

  • We believe in the triune nature of God, called “the Trinity” or “God in three distinct forms.”


  • We believe in one God who created all things and has an ultimate plan.


  • We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, who is the fulfillment of the prophetic hopes for the Messiah, the Son of God, the Savior of all nations.


  • We believe in the Holy Spirit is the creative presence and power of God.


  • We believe that all have sinned. Therefore justice, peace, equality, inclusion and forgiveness are central to our identity and our vision.


  • We believe Jesus died to redeem us from our sin and become our hope of salvation.


  • We believe Jesus arose from the dead to conquer death for all believers.


  • We believe that the Church is the spiritual Body of Christ.


  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, good for all life.


  • We believe in the unity of all believers.


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