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College First Church of God is a place where people can meet Jesus,  engage in life-giving community, and everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ, discover their gifts and use them for God's glory.
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Traditional / Blended

Our traditional/blended worship takes place at both 9:00AM & 11:00AM in our Sanctuary (1100 North Main St.). Both worship gatherings include organ and choir, hymns and modern songs, coffee and donuts, and convenient parking. Full kids' ministry opportunities are available at 9AM worship.

Click below for a walk-through of what to expect at our Traditional/Blended Worship:


Our contemporary worship takes place at 10:00AM at Winebrenner Auditorium (950 North Main St.). Just two blocks south of our main building and located on the campus of the University of Findlay, our 10AM gathering includes a guitars and drums, coffee and donuts, full kids' ministry opportunities, and convenient parking.

Click below for a walk-through of what to expect at our Contemporary Worship:


Join us online through Facebook and YouTube for our Traditional/Blended gathering at 9:00AM. Use the button below to get links to our live stream options, access our connection form, and view our worship bulletins:


Your kids are important to you and they're important to us as well. We work hard to ensure a safe, engaging, and Christ-centered environment for kids and students on Sunday mornings and throughout the week.

Kids' Ministry opportunities are available on Sunday Mornings at our 9:00AM and 10:00AM services. Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited and encouraged to join in worship with their family.

There are a variety of other opportunities available for kids and students throughout the week.


Our purpose at College First is to point to Jesus - and we wanted to make sure we did that here. So here's a brief overview of why Jesus is important to us and why we think He's important to you. We'd love to talk to you more about this if there are any questions that you have.

God's Purpose for Us

To love God and experience His everlasting life.

God loves you and has a purpose for you. He wants you to know Him as your Heavenly Father and to experience the life He has planned for you.
God has created us to be like Him.
"...God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 (NLT)
God loves us very much.
"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!..." 1 John 3:1 (NIV)
God has created us to worship Him.
"Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker, for he is our God..." Psalm 95:6-7 (NLT)

Our Problem

We are separated from God.

God is perfect, holy, faultless. He has created us in His own image and He has given us the freedom to choose whether or not we will love and obey Him.

Instead of obeying God, we choose to rebel against Him and live life our own way. The Bible calls our disobedience to God sin. The consequence of our sin is separation from God, which results in physical and spiritual death.
Everyone has sinned against God.
"For everyone has sinned; we fall short of God's glorious standard." Romans 3:23 (NLT)
All our attempts to reach God fail.
"There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death." Proverbs 14:12 (NLT)
Death is the penalty for our sins.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 (NLT)

God's Remedy

God sent Jesus to bridge the gap.

God sent His only Son, Jesus, to die the death that we should die on our behalf. He died on the cross and rose from the grave and has bridged the gap between God and us.
God gave His only Son to save us.
"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (NLT)
Jesus came to earth to make things right.
"For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ." 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)
Jesus has paid the penalty for all of our sins.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23 (NLT)
Jesus is the only way to bridge the gap between God and us.
"...I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me." John 14:6 (NLT)

Our Response

Surrender your life to Jesus.

God's forgiveness is available to all but not automatic. You must choose the way He has provided and receive the gift of His Son, Jesus, as your Savior.
Trust in Jesus and His forgiveness as a free gift.
"God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it." Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
Confess Jesus is Lord.
"If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9 (NLT)
Repent (turn away from your sins) and choose to live according to God's plan for your life.
"Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away. Then times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord..." Acts 3:19-20 (NLT)
Be baptized.
"Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38 (NLT)


Answers to the most common questions.

In the New Testament, baptism was performed as soon as someone surrendered to Christ. It is a demonstration of our acceptance of Christ as Savior and Lord and serves as a our first act of obedience  for the inward change that happens within us.
What is baptism?
Baptism symobolizes the death, burial, and ressurection of Jesus. It represents our death to sin, burial with Christ, and resurrection into a new life with Him. See Romans 6:1-7; Acts 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21.
Who can be baptized?
Anyone who is old enough to understand its significance, has confessed his or her trust in Christ, and is willing to turn from their sins and live according to God's plan. See Acts 2:38-39.
Why immersion?
The New Testament examples of baptism are by immersion. The Greek word literally means "to dip under water."

The Result

God's purpose of us is restored.

When we surrender to Jesus, we can be confident we are saved. Our sin no longer separates us from God. His Spirit lives in us and we can begin the process of becoming more life Christ.
We can be sure we are saved.
"...Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13 (NLT)
God will give us the gift of the Holy Spirit. 
"...Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Acts 2:38 (NLT)
We become a new person in Christ.
"...anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

Beyond Us

God is bringing His Kingdom here on earth.

God is not only restoring us individually back into relationship with Him, but is restoring all of creation and undoing sin, sadness, sickness, and death.
God is bringing His Kingdom to Earth.
"...your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." Matthew 6:10 (NIV)
God's Kingdom has no sickness, sadness, sin, or death.
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever." Revelation 21:4 (NLT)
Creation itself is being renewed.
"Against its will, all creation was subjected to God's curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God's children in glorious freedom from death and decay." Romans 8:20-21 (NLT)


As you start to engage with College First, you might wonder what your next steps should be. We're glad to offer a few opportunities, but we're also happy to talk with you one-on-one to get the right fit for you.

Lunch with a Pastor

Every quarter we host Lunch with a Pastor, immediately following the 11:00 worship service. This luncheon is open to anyone new to College First who would like to learn a little more about the church history and the ministries taking place.  The event begins around 12:15 with a few thoughts shared by one of the pastors, then guests are invited to enjoy lunch with one of the church pastors where everyone is invited to ask questions about the church or about ministries of interest.

If you are interested in attending Lunch with a Pastor, contact Pastor Kimberly Reese or use the link below to find out the date of the next event.  

Next Steps

We'd love to help you discover your purpose with God and College First! Throughout the year consider attending a short-term course on discovering your gifts and calling within the Church.

We hope that everyone at College First connects in different ways, both to grow in your own faith, but also to impact the lives of others. These are often summarized by UP-IN-OUT.

UP: spend time in worship each week, choosing to actively draw close to God
IN: find a group to connect with to encourage your own faith and for you to encourage others
OUT: serve those both in and outside of the church through missions opportunities

We have ministries to assist you in all of these areas!

Join a Group

From small groups to weekend meetups, Sunday school to Saturday morning coffee for men and women, we have dozens of opportunities for people to gather together in community weekly, encouraging one another closer to a life devoted to Christ.

If you're new to College First, a group is a great way to build friendship and community.

Find a Place to Serve

Get in on what's happening at College First. Whether its an event to attend or a way to serve others, getting active will help you to build community and put your talents to use for the Kingdom of God.

Dip your toes in the water and check out the possibilities, but feel free to take your time in figuring out what works for you.

How To Contact Us

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