let us introduce ourselves
First Presbyterian Church is located in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We’re a community of Christians who are reliant on God’s grace and the promise of His Word. In our church you’ll find a blend of contemporary and traditional, current and historical, looking within and reaching outward. There’s a place for everyone here who seeks to know God and enjoy Him forever, and we look forward to worshiping with you soon.
We are a member of ECO, a Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, a denomination which began in 2012 and currently has over 350 churches nationwide.
ECO’s Core Values align with the ministry of First Presbyterian and our mission to see all people say “yes” to Jesus with their whole lives.
ECO’s Core Values
We believe Jesus Christ must be at the center of our lives and making disciples of Jesus at the core of our ministry.
We believe the Bible is the unique and authoritative Word of God, which teaches all that is necessary for faith and life. The prominence of God’s Word over our lives shapes our priorities, and the unrivaled authority of the Bible directs our actions to be in concert with Christ’s very best for our lives.
We believe in theological education, constant learning, and the life of the mind, and celebrate this as one of the treasures of our Reformed heritage.
We believe guidance is a corporate spiritual experience. We want to connect leaders to one another in healthy relationships of accountability, synergy, and care.
We believe in unleashing the ministry gifts of women, men, and every ethnic group.
We believe in living out the whole of the Great Commission—including evangelism, spiritual formation, compassion, and redemptive justice—in our communities and around the world.
We believe in calling people to the core of what it means to be followers of Jesus-what “mere Christianity” is and does-and not fixate on the boundaries.
We believe identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk taking, innovative, and organic.
We believe congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.