At First Presbyterian Church Mishawaka we are a caring and committed congregation which celebrates God's abundant grace and joyously shares Christ's love. We are generationally, ethnically, and politically diverse but share a common desire to carry on Christ's work. We currently have just over a hundred members, and are proud to be a part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) .
We offer a staffed nursery during worship. In the school year, younger children are invited to children’s time, followed by a separate age-appropriate worship experience called “Disciples Treehouse.” Our building is handicap-accessible through the east side entrance. We have ample parking.
Spiritual Growth and Service: We offer Sunday morning classes for adults and children following our worship service from September-June. Children's classes will vary depending on the number and ages of children. We serve our community and our world through a variety of service and mission projects, including the MAC food pantry and Battell School. Our very active Presbyterian Women support local and global mission through fund raising activities and service projects. Information on our adult classes and links to spiritual resources can be found here.
Theology: The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a "big tent" church, which is to say that it includes Christians of a variety of theological perspectives. While similarly diverse, our congregation is generally centrist-to-progressive. We focus on the love and joy of Christ and on the Kingdom of God that Christ initiated. We welcome all who seek to explore or grown in Christian faith, regardless of race, class, or sexual orientation.
Although Presbyterians have a rich theological history, stemming from the “Reformed Tradition” of John Calvin, it is not necessary to subscribe to particular doctrines to be a Presbyterian. One has only to trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be baptized. Click here for further information about the Presbyterian denomination and history.