Our vision is to lead people into a transforming relationship with Jesus and authentic community with one another, as proclaimed in Scripture, so that the city of Miami may flourish and God will be glorified.
Rev. Dr. Christopher Atwood
Pastor Chris has been at First Miami since the fall of 2011. He is originally from Puyallup, Washington. He studied at Whitworth University, Princeton Theological Seminary, University Tübingen, and Wheaton College. He loves his wife, his daughter Grace, his new little guy Theodore, and his dog Brickell.
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We believe that Jesus' command to make disciples dominates the center of our mission. This includes making new disciples as well as leading existing disciples into a deeper relationship with God.
We believe that the Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God that teaches all that is necessary for faith and life.
We believe in following our Reformed heritage's emphasis on constant learning and education as a way to maintain faithfulness to God.
We believe in unleashing the gifts of women and men of every age and ethnic group.
We believe people were made for community and we must walk together down the path of discipleship.
We believe that focusing on the center of the Gospel is more important than the boundaries.
We believe we are called to change the world through acts of compassion, evangelism, and justice.
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