What time are your services?
Sunday mornings at 8:30 am & 10:30 am. You may want to arrive 15 minutes early if you will be checking children in for the first time.
Where are you located?
1660 Findlay Rd., Lima Ohio, 45801
What can I expect?
As a first time visitor you can stop by the Connection Center and they can assist you in answering your questions and helping you find your way.
At Lima First, you can expect a friendly atmosphere, contemporary worship, and engaging messages. Our services are approximately 1 hr and 20 minutes in length.
What about my kids?
At Lima First, children are of the highest priority, and we provide a secure and fun atmosphere for your children to learn and grow in their relationship with God through biblical teaching at their level while connecting to other students their age.
Nursery (Birth-3/not potty trained) is located directly to the left when walking in the main door.
Pre-school (ages 3/potty-trained-pre-k) is located down the hallway on the right just beyond the Kids Connection sign in.
Kids Connection (grades K-5) is located in the Small Auditorium. When you enter the building turn right and then walk down the hallway where a Kids Connection team member can assist you in getting your child checked in.
What do you offer other than Sunday MORNING Services?
The 612 youth (Grades 6-12) meet on Sunday nights from 6 to 8 pm. You can come expecting to have an awesome hangout time with friends, exciting games, and a relevant message.
We also have a variety of Connect Groups to connect with (sermon based, interest based, and topical based) that meet in people’s homes and at the church. We also have specific connection points for men, women, 55+ and more.
Lima First loves people!
We are a people who care about community and relating to one another with authenticity.
Lima First accepts you where you are
We are a church of imperfect people striving to grow closer with a perfect God.
Lima First is a giving church
We support Christ centered organizations and ministries both locally and abroad.
Lima First challenges people in their faith
We believe that we have not arrived in our relationship with Christ and we strive to grow closer to Him each day in knowledge, in service, and in relationship.
Lima First invests in the next generation
We believe that our students are the church of today. We invest heavily into our student ministries.
Lima First challenges people to worship
We believe that worship is a heart felt expression of love to God.
Lima First is Christ Centered
We are a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled church where we believe that God is active in our every day lives.
Lima First serves our community
There are many opportunities to serve at Lima First. We want to find the best one that suits your passions, personality, and availability.
What We Believe
This "Statement of Fundamental Truths" contains the 16 doctrines of the Assemblies of God. These are non-negotiable tenets of faith that all Assemblies of God churches adhere to. Four of these, Salvation, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, Divine Healing, and the Second Coming of Christ are considered Cardinal Doctrines which are essential to the church's core mission of reaching the world for Christ. Download Full Statement (PDF)
ASSEMBLIES OF GOD STATEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS
The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This Statement of Fundamental Truths is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e., that we all speak the same thing, 1 Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42. The phraseology employed in this Statement is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.
- The Scriptures Inspired
- The One True God
- The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
- The Fall of Man
- The Salvation of Man
- The Ordinances of the Church
- The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
- The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
- The Church and Its Mission
- The Ministry
- Divine Healing
- The Blessed Hope
- The Millennial Reign of Christ
- The Final Judgment
- The New Heavens and the New Earth