Who We Are and What We Believe
A mission statement is simply what we do, and is based on The Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28.
Our mission at First Presbyterian church is to be a family of believers charged to reflect Christ in the world.
A vision statement is how we do this, how we live out the mission to which God has called us.
Our vision at First Presbyterian Church is to:
Belong to God and to each other
Believe God's word
Become more like Christ
Build a better community
First Presbyterian Church holds to the classic formulations of Presbyterian theology which came out of the reformation period, including many creeds and confessions such as the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.
First Presbyterian Church upholds the following major teachings of the Reformed Faith:
We accept the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be, by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ in the Church universal, and God's Word to us to form and direct every aspect of our daily lives.
The sinfulness of all men and women and their resulting inability to seek out or please God by their own efforts.
The death of the unique Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, as an atoning sacrifice for us. We believe that there is no salvation for anyone apart from faith in Him.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave.
The person and work of the Holy Spirit, the third member of the divine Trinity, in drawing people to Christ, enabling them to believe in Him and strengthening them to live godly lives.
The Fellowshipship Community is an “umbrella organization” and one of the purposes of The Fellowship is to network, resource, and serve congregations and individuals who are called to the mission of maintaining an orthodox, evangelical witness.