On the morning of May 12, 1860, six of the first settlers of this city organized the first church in Salina, Kansas. Their dedication to their faith, and this church, found them meeting "like waifs in the street - in private homes, halls and schools."
The ministry of First Presbyterian Church has grown out of the needs of a community and membership, nurtured by 150 years of faith and supported by time, talent and money.
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT:
Led by Christ, Together in Faith and Love, We Joyfully Think, Question, Grow, and Serve!
What we are reaching for:
Led by Christ... We are a Christian church, our first baptismal question is "Who is
your Lord and Savior?", and we are first and foremost as
Christians, disciples of Jesus Christ, God made flesh, who has
shown us in his life, ministry, death and resurrection the face and
love of God. It is through Christ that we more fully understand
who God is. Part of that understanding is that Christ, whom we
follow, loved and welcomed all unconditionally, without
Together in Faith and Love... We are a community; we are shaped by our
fellowship with each other. Love is what we are called to
practice, faith is what grounds us.
We joyfully... We don't just "think, question, serve and grow", we do it joyfully,
not because we have to, but because we get to engage with a
God who loves us, we get to share God's love with others, and we
get to work with others who lift us up.
Think ,Question... Our openness to questioning things and beliefs is one of our
strengths. One of the foundational values of Presbyterians is that
we don't check our brain at the door. We continue to think, to
reason, to question, to discuss, and to explore, to discover God's
Word and guidance for each one of us and for the church today.
We will not tell you what you have to think, but we will encourage
you to think for yourself and to offer opportunities to ask questions
and to learn together.
Grow and Serve... As Presbyterians we want people to grow in their
understanding of who they are, of who God is, and of what it
means to follow Jesus Christ. Our service is putting that growth
into action. Ultimately, we are called to follow so that we can
serve the world in Christ's name.
The Questions we ask in everything we do:
How can we be more concrete in living out our mission statement?
Where do we fall short?
How can we do better?