What denomination is Melbourne First?
Melbourne First Church is affiliated with the Nazarene Denomination
. We are a Christian people
. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin birth.
We are a Holiness (d. "to be set apart") people. God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including "entire sanctification" and "baptism with the Holy Spirit"-cleansing us from all sin; renewing us in the image of God: empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves; and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness.
We are a Missional people. We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education.
Who can go to Melbourne First?
We welcome ANYONE, from ANY walk of life and in ANY stage of life to join our community. Just as God welcomes all as His children, we welcome all into the church.
Where is Melbourne First Church?
Melbourne First Church is located in Melbourne, Florida, just south of Highway 192 on Babcock Street (across from Florida Institute of Technology). We are very easy to get to. Click here
for a map and driving directions.
Why even go to Church?
That's a question that each Christian must ultimately answer. And honestly, the answers vary from person to person. Click here
to read one answer to this question. And click here
to read another answer.
When can I come to Melbourne First?
We welcome you anytime the doors are open. We would love to meet you and show you around. We have so many things to offer and we are sure there is something for you! Click here
to view a schedule of our weekly services.
How do I dress to come to Church?
There is no "dress code" at Melbourne First. Everyone has their own style, so you will notice everything from slacks and ties to grungy jeans and t-shirts. It's quite an eclectic mixture that shows our uniqueness and freedom to be who God created us to be!