SantuaryThe people of First Presbyterian Church are a family of faith created and called by God, inspired and guided by the example of Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We purpose to be a living expression of God's nature to all in our church, community and world.   Therefore:

We will joyfully celebrate God's grace through worship in the Reformed tradition with a message and in a manner relevant to a changing world

Through Bible based programs for all ages we will educate and nurture Christian discipleship in our members for witness and service.

As a spiritual family we will be welcoming home which provides support and fellowship to all who come among us.

We will witness to and exemplify the gospel as Christ’s ambassadors through evangelism and outreach.  We will serve others as an expression of our faith following Christ's hands-on approach for charitable service, and as agents of change for social justice and peace in the world. 

We rejoice in our calling and we invite all people to join with us as we embrace the challenge and privilege of bearing Christ’s name.

Approved by Session
First Presbyterian Church
Van Wert/ Ohio 45891

April 18, 1996


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to be an extension of God's hands, helping and nurturing all of God's people. 

We worship together as brothers and sisters of the First Presbyterian Church, joined by the word of Jesus and the limitless love of God.