The good news of the Gospel is that the triune God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit— creates, redeems, sustains, rules, and transforms all things and all people. This one living God, the Scriptures say, liberated the people of Israel from oppression and covenanted to be their God. By the power of the Spirit, this one living God is incarnate in Jesus Christ, who came to live in the world, die for the world, and be raised again to new life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ announces the nearness of God’s kingdom, bringing good news to all who are impoverished, sight to all who are blind, freedom to all who are oppressed, and proclaiming the Lord’s favor upon all creation.
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The First Presbyterian Church of Kalispell is a congregation within the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a rich tradition in the Protestant Reformation. In the spirit of the Reformation we are "reformed and always reforming." This means we embrace the ever transforming work of the Spirit as we learn from Scripture, open our minds, engage and serve our community.
At FPC, we are “Called by Christ to Joyfully Serve and Expand the Kingdom of God.” To that end we empower the ministry and vision of our congretation to dream dreams, experiment, and work for justice, mercy, and joy in our community and throughout the world. Every year, ancient scriptures ignite hearts with compassion for our community and new ministry opportunities take shape. Living into this Gospel, we witness and celebrate lives changed, restored, and resurrected each day, each week. God is faithful. God is generous.
Through the work of the Spirit, God calls people to a life of celebration, discovery, service, worship and discipleship. This new life is supported by the worshipping community and empowered by Christ to love God and serve ALL neighbors. The Church is where we practice forgiveness, faith, courage, hope and love.
First Presbyterian Church of Kalispell welcomes ALL people who trust in God’s grace in Jesus Christ who desire to become part of the fellowship and ministry of this congregation. Adults are invited to FAITH@FIRST Series and embraced fully into this covenant community through profession of faith & receiving one baptism, letter of transfer or reaffirmation of faith. In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) we celebrate the unmerited grace of God who initiates and completes in Jesus Christ everything needed for life and salvation. Parents and the Covenant Community then make a covenant to help raise the child in the knowledge and love of the Lord. During Confirmation, youth study all aspects of the church with open, critical minds. Afterwhich, youth are invited to profess faith in Christ, become baptized if for the first time, and join the Covenant Community.