Mission and Vision Statements



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.


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.

Decoding "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. The Mission Statement is often used during our services as our Affirmation of Faith.

"Seek the welfare of the city...and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare."  — Jeremiah 29:7