Our Core Values
The ministry and mission of the church is nurtured and led by our officers (elders and deacons) and our staff. Our church is part of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA). First Presbyterian Church is a member of the PRESBYTERY OF THE PINES.
Our unique identity as a church formed the following core values
we hold as a congregation:
We value traditional worship in the Reformed tradition that is God-centered and not me-centered. This worship is characterized by strong, biblical preaching and appreciates the role music plays in worship. It appeals to the mind as well as the heart. Our worship is creative, but not "gimmicky."
We value the friendships and warm relationships we share with other members of our church family and the support and care we give and receive from each other. We want visitors to see us as the open and welcoming church that we strive to be.
We value our mission outreach to Shreveport and the world. We are proud of our commitment to benevolent giving for others and of our outward focus on the needs of others in our community and in the world.
We value quality Christian education for all ages, from infants to adults, and encourage the worship of God with the life of the mind.
We value the fact that we are not all alike, that we provide a welcome to all, that we are open-minded, that questioning is okay, and that reasonable differences of opinion on the important questions of life are permitted.