“The church of God does not have a mission in the world, but the God of Mission has a church in the world.”

Tim Dearborn

First Presbyterian Evanston Missions

At First Presbyterian Evanston, our vision is to empower and equip every member  to be Christ’s witnesses locally and globally, engaging with and supporting our mission partners.  We do this by using the following as guides:

1. Building relationships with our partners

2. Focusing on outreach ministries that are relational, cross-cultural, in areas of disparities with vulnerable people groups

3. Focusing our funds on those serving in full time ministry, particularly in unreached areas

4. Providing education that is relevant and equipping in nature. 

In 2020, we look forward to inviting members to embrace the vision for being “sent” in mission, through nurturing and expanding relationships with our partners, providing classes and intentional trips and experiences for all ages.


Our desire is to understand how God wants to use our church in Evanston, Chicago and the world in His work of redemption.  We choose to model the way we serve based on  Jesus’ description of His ministry in Luke 4:17-19, from that point, we developed the below ministry categories:

How Can I Pray?

Please pray for Good News Partners as they search for a new Executive Director. Pray for wisdom and unity amongst the board and staff. May the Lord give them vision and just the right mix of people and resources to move forward so that those needing housing continue to be served.


Warming Center volunteers needed

FPCE is seeking volunteers to serve as hosts for our Warming Center guests during the cold months ahead. FPCE coordinates with Interfaith Action of Evanston during the winter to provide a welcoming, warm and safe place for our homeless guests to rest.  The Warming Center is open in Room 21 of the church from 4:30pm -7:00 pm every Monday thorugh the end of March.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Sherin Peters at spetersmcs@aol.com or 708-987-7278.

Good News Partners volunteers needed

Interested in helping out as an individual or with your small group at Good News Partners? Please contact Dana Teeter at danateeter@gmail.com