Long Range Planning

Planning for the future at First Presbyterian Church

As FPC moves into its 3rd century, it is essential that we do so with clear intentions and a deep dependence upon God. Our wisdom, our knowledge, and our intentions will get us nowhere unless they are grounded in a firm and faithful commitment to Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church.

Input on the future of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson is vital. We value feedback from all of our members and encourage you to prayerfully consider the future and let your voice be heard.

Letter from the Pastor

Long Range Planning Packet


Long Range Planning Results

FPC Family,

At our recent Session meeting, the Long Range Planning Committee reported on the results of the input received from the Future Vision Areas of Focus Response Forms. After reviewing both the rankings of the suggested Areas of Focus and the comments from our congregation, the Session will be moving forward to develop detailed implementation plans for the following Focus Areas:

  • Increased focus on our children/youth ministry.
  • Increased in-person worship attendance.
  • Increased focus on spiritual growth of our Elders and congregation.
  • Increased lay delegation of John/Courtney’s workload.
  • Increased funding for our facilities and property.
  • Increased focus on the needs of our older members.

Re-invigoration of our Wednesday night dinner/study groups.

While this may look like a lot to accomplish, we noted the overlap in these focus areas and the opportunity for them to complement each other. We were also encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive tone of the many comments we received.

As you know, this planning process has been founded on our church family individually and collectively seeking God’s will and guidance for our church, and we sincerely appreciate your engagement in this effort. We ask that you continue to pray for His guidance for our church, and that you also pray for our Session as they seek to discern His will for us.

As we continue the planning and implementation process, we will have periodic updates for you.

If you have any other insights or comments, please contact me at jcampbell@hmcompany.com

Jim Campbell

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