Called by the Holy Spirit into the First Presbyterian Church of Cookeville, we seek to be a community in Christ whose worship and study, fellowship with one another, and service to others embody the love of God.
To accomplish our mission, we envision becoming:
A transforming congregation that honors a diversity of gifts and respects each individual's journey of faith while challenging everyone to grow in discipleship to Christ through a full range of educational, training, and service programs for all ages and groups.
"We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind...But seeking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is head, into Christ." (Eph. 4:14-15)
A growing congregation that welcomes visitors, actively reaches out to people in the community, and makes space for new people by offering them friendship and significant work to do within the church.
"All this was done by God, who through Christ changed us from enemies into friends and gave us the task of making others his friends also." (2 Cor. 5:18 TEV)
A serving congregation that offers its members and friends many opportunities to embody in their own lives Christ's ministry of compassion and to work for justice, freedom, and peace.
"Jesus said, 'Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to the least of these, my brethren, you did it to me.'" (Matt. 25:40)