Most churches have rather long mission statements which are often too theologically abstract to express effectively a church's reasons for existing.  But First Presbyterian Church believes that its mission statement can be both theologically profound and simple.  We believe that our mission statement should be so simple that even young children could remember it easily, recite it plainly, and understand it clearly.
Accordingly, the mission statement of First Presbyterian Church is as follows:
“We exist . . .
Not for ourselves,
But to love Jesus Christ,
And to make Christ’s love known.”