About Us: Our History

In September 2016, the leadership teams and the individual congregations of First Baptist of Fairview (Woodlyn, PA) and  White Rock Christian Church (Chester, PA) decided to step out on faith, buck the seemingly endless trend of churches splitting, and join the two churches to form The Christian Church of Chester.

 
 OUr Mission
  • The Great Commandment found in Matthew 22: 37-40, The Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20, and other scriptures, will grow a healthy church.

  • Evangelism, Mission, or Outreach: Go into all nations and make disciples by sharing the 'Good News'

    • (Matt. 28:19, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47, John 20:20, Acts 1:8)

  • Membership and Fellowship: Baptizing those who believe the 'Good News' and bring them into the fellowship

    • (Matt 28:19, Mark 16:16, Eph 2:19)

  • Discipleship, Equipping Maturity: Teaching the new believers to obey God's Word - the process of helping believer to become more like Christ in thoughts, feelings, action

    • (Matt 28:20, Eph 4:12-13)

  • Ministry of Service: Love your neighbor as yourself by ministering to them with your spiritual gifts and showing them God's love by meeting their needs and healing their hearts in the name of Jesus

    • (Rom 5:7, Eph 4:16)

  • Worship, Exalt, Magnify, or Glorify God: Love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength by worshipping and glorifying God

    • (Ps 34:3, Matt 4:10, Eph 1:12)

OUr VISION
  • A vision for a house of prayer and a healing station where the abused, addicted, hurting, depressed, and confused can find love, acceptance, hope, forgiveness, assurance, help, encouragement, and guidance through the power of the Holy Spirit

    • (Luke 4:18-19, 9:1-6, 10:9, 17-19)

  • A vision for discipleship: to develop members to grow into spiritual maturity, through Bible studies, small groups, workshops, retreats, and Bible School                            

    • (Matt 28:20, Acts 2:42, Eph 4:11-16, 2 Tim 2:15)

  • A vision for equipping and empowering every believer in Jesus Christ for an important ministry by helping them to discover the gifts, talents, and skills God gave them

    • (Rom 12:6-8, I Corin 12:27-30, Eph 4: 11-16)

  • A vision for mission: to support missionaries all over the world.

    • (Matt 28:18-20, Luke 24: 46-47)

  • A vision for evangelism: to share the 'Good News' of Jesus Christ with the unchurched residence in our community

    • (Matt 28: 18-20, Acts 1:8)

  • A vision for fellowship: to welcome all people to become members in the fellowship of our church family, loving, laughing, and living in unity together.

    • (Acts 2: 42-47, Gal 3: 27-28, Col 3: 11)

  • A vision for a "state of the art" multi-purpose facility for the church, designed to minister to the whole person, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially

    • (Luke 4: 18-19, 9: 1-6, 10: 9, 17-10)

  • A vision where the hungry, thirsty, naked, and strangers can find relief. Where the sick and prison bound are visited

    • (Matt 25: 31-46)

  • A vision where opportunities for employment are created so that men and women can provide for their families

    • (Mark 6:3, Acts 18:1,3, II Thes 3:10-11}