What Do We at First Presbyterian Church Believe?
Nurtured by God’s love as expressed by our caring and diverse church family….
Emboldened by God’s Word as expressed in our dynamic preaching, worship and music….
Inspired by our past as expressed in the aesthetics of our historic building….
First Presbyterian Church goes forth into the world to do God’s work. Committed to worship and service in downtown Springfield, we seek to embrace the community that surrounds us. We are called to serve people in need, working for peace and justice. We value the diversity of God’s people, and we value each individual journey. Everyone is welcome at God’s table.
Our convictions, which reflect our Presbyterian traditions, stem from our faith. We believe that
• the Bible guides us to an understanding of God's enduring love for all humankind.
• through the Bible's teaching and the Holy Spirit's inspiration, our spiritual experience is deepened.
• the Bible is more than literal truth; it should be read prayerfully, humbly, and with understanding of its historical and cultural context.
Read about what to expect in our worship services and about the two sacraments here ...