vision and mission
Vision: Disciples Making a Difference
Making disciples of Jesus Christ by
Embracing all people,
Engaging all neighborhoods,
Empowering lives, and
Encouraging each other.
What We Believe
We are Christians. We worship One God in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully human and fully divine. His life, death, and resurrection saves us from sin and death.
We are Protestant Christians. We believe that God saves us from sin and death by grace alone, and not because of any good deeds we do. We receive God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is the final authority for what we should believe and how we should live.
We are Reformed Christians. Our congregation is led by ordained ministers and lay elders. We strive to be good stewards of God's gifts by living generously. We seek justice for all, peace between nations, and the transformation of society.
We belong to the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the country. We believe that God calls women and men to all ministries in the church, including ordained ministry.
Caring for Creation
First Presbyterian is a certified Earth Care Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
First Presbyterian Church was a 2020 winner of the Mayor's Climate Protection Awards.