First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville, NY

Mission Study

Mission Study 


We commit to be a church that fosters spiritual growth and biblical knowledge to fulfill God’s calling to be disciples of Christ.

We will transform into a mission focused congregation.


This congregation is willing to seek new ideas and education to move into being a more mission-based church. We are open to God’s calling and inspiration.

As disciples of Christ, in order to live into our vision and become more of a mission driven congregation, we will focus on families in the larger community.

The act of discipleship addresses the top five survey areas identified by the congregation through the following endeavors:

  • Continue to enhance Adult Education, Spiritual retreats through Bible study and Lenten home-based dinner and discussion

  • Continue to explore possibility of hiring a Residential Christian Education for 1 year from a Presbyterian seminary, who has either a CE major or a combination of M. Div. and CE, to develop and implement a ministry with families in the congregation and larger community to assist with life-skills education and counsel

  • Develop and offer Speakers Programs to address current parenting and family issues

  • Form strategic partnerships with school and community leaders to address and discuss issues

  • Create opportunities for families in the larger community to come together for fellowship, e.g. Summer Family Night, Day Festival

  • Explore the possibility of providing meals to the elderly and those with limited resources

Read the report in full here:

2018 Mission Study Report