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Our Vision

In January 2020, we adopted Here to Serve as our guiding vision. This statement clearly reflects the community of First Presbyterian Church of Houston and our commitment to amplify the message of the gospel for the sake of our future, neighborhood, and city.

For 180 years, our church has sought to follow Jesus’ example of open-handed service.
And we are committed to remaining a church that answers the Gospel call. 

This year, a Vision Team, composed of FPC Pastors, designated leaders, and representative Covenant Partners, will take steps to prayerfully discern God’s vision for our church through our 200th year. 
Until that time, we remain a community focused on the purposes for which God first placed us HERE.

Over the next twelve months—as we support our Vision Team in prayer—we ask that our community come together for a season of renewed focus on the purposes for which God first placed us here: for the Gospel and for Houston.

Here for the Gospel. Here for Houston.

For the Gospel.

There is no question that our primary work as Christians and as a Church is to spread the truth of God’s Word and the promise of salvation. As we seek to know Him better through worship, prayer, and study, we are better equipped to live lives that honor Him and draw others to the Christian faith. 

For Houston.

Moving beyond the call to know and grow in relationship with Him is the command to “Go.” We seek to reinvest ourselves in the work we can put our hands to on a daily basis. The work of the Gospel here in this city. 

The Story of Here to Serve

We are here.

There is a reason God placed First Presbyterian Church here – in this growing and changing neighborhood, in the heart of this city of opportunity and innovation. Right where we are, we have the opportunity to have a profound impact for the sake of the gospel.

You are here.

There is a reason you are where you are—in each setting, relationship, and interaction. God has sent you to your unique context—your home, your neighborhood, your workplace – to show His love to people in a way that no one else can.

Want to know more about our original Here to Serve Vision and Giving Campaign? View our final recap brochure.