The Challenges

challengesThe challenges of the gospel are radical.

The faith is demanding.

Sacrifice is part of the calling to follow Jesus.

Generosity, even in the midst of poverty is taught.

Forgiving those who have no desire to be forgiven is a lesson.

Loving those who are difficult to love must be tried.

Working for peace and ending war is a priority.

Welcoming all God’s people is required.

We are invited to take up our cross and follow him.

Why would anybody become a follower of Jesus under these conditions?



Rev. Jeff Bell

Baptized at First Christian Church, Corbin, Kentucky. Ordained June 1983 by First Christian, Somerset and the Christian Church in Kentucky at Salvisa Christian Church. Jeff has been senior minister of FCC since 1999. He served churches in Salvisa, Wendell, North Carolina and Fort Thomas, Kentucky following his graduation from Lexington Theological Seminary. Jeff believes the church should be connected to the community, acutely aware of the needs of the neighborhood and acquainted with its people. Further, he believes all Christians are one in Christ.