WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our Presbyterian beliefs trace their roots to the Protestant Reformation of 16th century Germany. The Reformation spread to the British Isles — and later colonial North America — through the writings of John Calvin and John Knox.
The word “Presbyterian” refers to a form of church government that allows church members to share in leadership rather than placing all authority in priests and bishops.
OUR CHURCH’S VISION
FPC’s vision is to be a vibrant regional church of growing disciples through a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ, with a passion for welcoming all people who seek a life of meaning and purpose. Relying on God’s grace, FPC will be this church through:
- Worship that is relevant, spiritual, welcoming, vibrant, mysterious and majestic
- Living as an inclusive community of faith within the Reformed tradition of head, heart and hands
- A faithful commitment for excellence in children’s and youth ministry
- Congregational Care that is responsive and proactive
- Outreach that makes a significant difference in the community, the world and in the lives of members
- Engaging, transformative education for all generations
- Connecting relationships within this faith community
- Facilities that are welcoming, inviting and user-friendly
- A staff that models collaborative leadership
- A session that governs with a focus on growing disciples.