Our Legacy

Where We’ve Come From

Arcadia Christian Church was established in 1894, making it the oldest church in Santa Fe, Texas. Through two World Wars, countless storms, and more than a few rodeos, it has been our honor and privelege to maintain a long standing legacy of blessing this community. Throughout the years, we have grown and adapted through many seasons of change. It is by the grace of Christ that in each of these seasons, God’s heart has continued to turn toward us. Through trials and triumphs, Our Lord has been the strong and steady anchor that has kept this church firm in its faithfulness, and the rudder that points us on toward an eternal shore.

Original meeting house, c. 1910  Old brick sanctuary (now youth classroom); c. 1960  Our building as it currently stands

 

Where We’re Going

Though we are proud of our rich heritage as a cornerstone of this community, our purpose as a congregation is to continually be “forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead” (Phil. 3:13). Our goal, just as it was for those who established this congregation 130 years ago, is to be focused on Jesus Christ and share His life-changing love with those we come into contact with. This community has changed a lot in the past century, from the makeup of its inhabitants to the specific needs that those citizens face. Throughout all of it, our mission of Christian love has remained; the method may change, but the message hasn’t.

For a more detailed description of our mission and the means by which we strive to acheive it, please click here.