Growing faithful Christians to engage and impact the culture with the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
The process of developing this vision took over two years and involved hundreds of people from the congregation. After much prayer for the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, this Strategic Vision Plan was developed and will guide our church for the next five to ten years.
Our vision is to grow faithful Christians who will boldly and in faith seek to engage and impact the culture with the transforming power of Jesus Christ to the glory of God. We want to share His outrageous love with those around us and around the world who so desperately need to experience it.
There were three presentations of the Strategic Vision Plan to the congregation in the fall of 2016 by members of the Strategic Vision Planning Committee. The documents below were distributed at these presentations.
Movement of Renewal
EQUIPPING the body of Christ to ENGAGE in radical, gospel-driven PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.
TO KNOW: Experiencing God in deeper ways and pursuing His truth rooted in the Bible
TO FLOW: Cultivating relationships that bridge all ages and social demographics
TO GROW: Transforming lives through the good news of Jesus
TO SHOW: Demonstrating God's love through action
These are the values that are guiding and will guide every decision we make. These are the values that we will drive home at every opportunity given us. These are the values that must inculcate our hearts and minds so that we can fulfill our calling to be the people of God.
To be a vibrant and growing community of faith that:
WORSHIPS God in ways that are biblical, reformed, and culturally engaging;
PROCLAIMS the gospel to the church, our community, and the world;
CULTIVATES spiritual growth, faithful discipleship, personal evangelism, and a clear biblical world view;
PRAYS diligently, fervently, and expectantly;
LOVES others through service after the example of Christ;
GROWS community that strengthens and affirms our oneness in Christ.
First Presbyterian Church
200 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601