Welcome!

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, a community of Christian believers worshiping together in Griffin, Georgia. We are a member of the Fellowship of Presbyterians.

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Presbyterian refers to a form of church government where oversight authority is vested with elders, or “presbyters,” of the church. Presbyterian also means that we stand in the “Reformed” theological tradition which emphasizes the authority of Scripture and the sovereignty and grace of God and obedience to God.
More particularly, First Presbyterian stands in the evangelical stream of Presbyterianism, emphasizing the importance of Holy Scripture and prayer in building a personal relationship with God, vital Christ-centered worship, mutual responsibility and accountability among members of the church, and the urgency of the church’s outreach mandate.
Our Mission Statement states "We are a congregation that shines forth the light and love of Jesus Christ in our community and world, baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit."
We hope you find our website helpful and we invite you to be a part of our family of faith! Please come and visit and worship with us.

 

Denominational Concerns

 

First Presbyterian Church of Griffin has entered a Period of Discernment with the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta relative to possible separation from PCUSA and joining A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). You are encouraged to go to the following links for information on our concerns, PCUSA responses and on ECO. Click on the title you want to read and follow instructions given next to the link. Note the link will take you to the author's website, then simple exit that website and you will back at First Presbyterian Church of Griffin's site.

 

Pro and Con thoughts produced by Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston during their discernment process:  Click on "Resources on Leaving or Staying in PC(USA) "

 

From the Presbyterian Mission Agency on the issue of homosexuality 

 

From Layman.org, a comparison of the beliefs of three Presbyterian denominations:

 

Religious and Demographic Profile of Presbyterians, 2011. Findings from the Initial Survey of the 2012-2014 Presbyterian Panel (download the PDF)

 

Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians (ECO).

 

ECO's Essential Tenets