First Presbyterian Church exists to be a Christ-exalting, city-center church committed to fulfilling the Great Commission in Chattanooga, North America, and around the world, to the glory of the Triune God.
First and foremost, we gather on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) for public worship. Scripture declares that corporate, public worship is the center of the church’s life. (Ex 19:1-25; Luke 4:16, 24:13-32; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 16:2; Rev 4-5)
We grow spiritually through Sunday School, small groups, Bible studies, prayer meetings, and one on one discipleship for all ages and stages of our church family. (Deut 6:6-8; Eph 4:13; Heb 5:14)
We take the gospel with outward facing evangelism to our homes by discipling households and practicing Biblical hospitality; to our city and nation by proclaiming the gospel, planting churches, and acts of service to a diverse spectrum of people and needs; and to the world through a dynamic world missions program and key global partnerships. (Matt 28:18-20; Rom 12:13)