It’s All About Jesus!

What we Believe at First Pres

Our Mission

First Presbyterian Church of Evanston exists to know Jesus Christ and to grow in Him as we serve and make disciples in Evanston, the Chicago area, and the world.

Our Beliefs

We believe that God has called us together to be a community of faith in Jesus Christ who alone is Head of the Church. We believe Christ has commissioned us to advance the Kingdom of God through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. As a Congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) we believe and affirm:

  • Jesus is Lord
  • Jesus Christ gives the Church its faith and life, its unity and mission
  • The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are God’s Word, inspired by the Holy Spirit, the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ
  • God alone is Lord of the conscience
  • There are different gifts and different ways of serving God
  • God calls both men and women to ministry
  • We are called by Christ to reach out and nurture all people in faith
  • We are called to a ministry of grace and reconciliation
  • In all our human diversity, together we are one body in Christ