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Central Presbyterian Church is old, gritty, and full of life and love. Whether or not you’re old and gritty, we all need a little more life and love. For over 175 years, they have been found here.

Deliberately diverse and fully inclusive

We believe God loves each and every person. Period. Our doors are open to any and all who make their way through them. Whether you’re rich or poor, employed or unemployed, black or white, gay or straight, Christian or not – God loves you, and if God brings you to Central, then you are welcome here. Sometimes it’s messy work, but we believe the kingdom of God is made most real, and grace abounds, when space is made for each and every one of God’s children. Every week, we try to figure out what it means to be “deliberately diverse and fully inclusive.” Will you consider joining us in this effort?

The Session of Central Presbyterian Church adopted the Mission and Vision Statements on August 14, 2004.

Our Mission

Deliberately diverse and fully inclusive, Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin is a community of Christian faith where each person is welcomed as a unique child of God.

Our Vision

Ministering to the needs of God’s people is at the heart of this congregation; Individually and together, we respond to God’s love, grace and justice in Jesus Christ; Guided by scripture and our reformed tradition, we actively work toward peace, justice and spiritual growth; Through worship, music, fellowship, Christian education, and service to others, we continue to glorify God and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our Denomination

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is the national body of the Presbyterian Church. There are some exciting things going on!

Synod of the Sun serves 11 Presbyteries in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Mission Presbytery serves over 150 churches in central and south Texas.