We exist to invite hungry people to be filled with joy in Christ Jesus
We believe that God has called First Pres to be a church that extends the invitation of Jesus, that we have experienced for ourselves, to hungry people around us, to find the inexpressible joy that exists only in Christ. We acknowledge that hunger is something that exists physically, but is also a deeper reality spiritually. If you are hungry, and nothing else has filled you with lasting joy, we invite you to “taste and see” for yourself that the Lord is good.
God's Call to Action
Matthew 11:28-30; John 1:46-49, 4:29-30
Mark 6:33-44; Matthew 5:5; John 6:26-40
to be filled with joy in Christ Jesus
Romans 15:13; Acts 13:52; John 15:11
We are a fellowship of faith based believers open to all who are seeking the truth and long for Jesus.
SubstanceWe want to be known for substance not style, what we stand for not what we are against. We are not here to entertain, we are here to collectively grow in Faith.
WelcomingWe strive not to judge anyone – rather we open our doors to all, realizing we are all sinners only saved by God’s grace and mercy.
CreatedWe believe all people have value, deserve respect, and are created in the image of God.
KingdomWe pledge our allegiance to the Kingdom of God.
CommunityWe love and serve one another and our community.
WorshipWe celebrate joyful worship.
We believe all human beings have dignity because they were created by God in his own image, and great worth because they are valued by God beyond our ability to measure. Genesis 1:27, 31, Psalm 8:3–6, John 3:16, Romans 5:8
We believe this world also has pain and suffering because human beings have fallen and sinned, and are estranged from God, from each other, from ourselves, and from creation. Genesis 3:17, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Titus 3:3
God’s Redemptive Plan
We believe God has expressed himself uniquely in his Son Jesus, who lived, taught, died, and rose again for our sakes. Jesus is our master and teacher and savior and friend, and now reigns forever with the Father and the Holy Spirit. John 14:6–7, Acts 2:32, 1 Corinthians 15:3–4, Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:15–20, Philippians 2:5–11, 1 Timothy 2:5–6
We believe God has revealed the truth about himself in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament, which are our unique and authoritative guides in faith and action. Matthew 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Timothy 3:16–17
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing, and growth to the human race, to which he invites everyone who is willing to follow Jesus to join. Matthew 18:18–20, John 1:12–13, Acts 1:8, Galatians 3:28, 1 Peter 2:9
We are affiliated with a growing movement of over 400 churches called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. The mission of ECO is to build flourishing churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ. Our beliefs are grounded in the Essential Tenets of ECO.