Our Mission Statement

The mission of the members of First Presbyterian Church (USA), Elgin, is to invite, form, nurture, shape and sustain disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a faith community of justice-seeking Presbyterians, responding to the God who calls us through the power of the Holy Spirit into wholeness, as a community that lives out the vision of the Gospel of Jesus the Christ in the world.

The congregation strives to be an inclusive and loving faith community, and to serve as an agent of reconciliation in a broken and troubled world by:

  • Nurturing the prophetic voice of the church through study, action and reflection

  • Equipping faithful Presbyterians for responsible participation at all levels of the church

  • Advocating for peace, for social, economic and political justice, for the integrity of creation, and for the full inclusion of all God's people in church and society