Our Vision

In response to God's great love and for God's glory,
our vision is
to sow the gospel of Jesus Christ
through word, prayer, deed, and community,
cultivating personal transformation, social healing,
and cultural renewal
through a movement of churches and ministries
that reconciles us, Berkeley, the University,
the Bay Area, and the world
to God in Jesus Christ.

Adopted in 2005, our vision statement expresses in words the passionate heart of where we believe we are called to go as a church. Click here to read a commentary written by Mark Labberton, First Pres Senior Pastor from 1991 to 2009.

We exercise our vision through a community practice called "Worship +2." All members and regular attenders are invited to be part of worship plus two other First Pres ministries: one for growth and fellowship, and one for mission and service. There are many different forms of service and ministry happening at First Pres; please explore our website to see what God might have in store for you.