First Christian Church's image for the Faith Promise mission appeal  with world globe held in a hand with Faith Promise words across the image.

Faith Promise Ministry

This is the program we use to support the missions that this church family supports. In October missions are invited to come and update the church family. Pledge cards are distributed and church family members pledge a certain amount per week/month or year to give to support the missions program.

First Christian Church women and girls making blankets for the Effingham Cancer Center

Women's Ministry

We encourage women within and outside the church. We meet those needs by encouraging women to grow in their spiritual giftedness into strong women of faith in Jesus Christ, able to lead others to Christ.

image of some of the young adults that come on Wednesday evenings to First Christian Church in Effingham, IL

Youth &Young Adult Ministry

Understand the Gospel and seek God’s grace daily, so that we can be graceful to others.


·         Choose Daily to sacrifice our time and money to apply the parable of the Good Samaritan and "to go and do likewise.”


Image of the First Christian Church  children visiting Casey and all things big . This image is of a giant pencil on the sidewalk with the children standing under it appearing to hold it up.

Children's Ministry

We will focus on these three traits:


Biblical Knowledge


Christ-like Character


Faithful Conduct

Image of the youth in the First Christian Christmas play for the church.

Youth Ministry

The mission of our youth ministry is to help our Youth (7th to 12th Grade) trade-in the pursuit of the American Dream, for a world that desperately needs Christ; in other words, to become traders.

Young @ Heart

This over 50 group meets @ 9:00 a.m. each Tuesday morning in Beebe Hall. Coffee, donuts and fellowship is available in Beebe Hall. Young @ Heart pray and take trips together.