954.462.6200
401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
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The church is a place where you receive encouragement as you grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
(2 Peter 3:18; Galatians 6:1-2; Hebrews 10:24-25)

Membership

Contact: membership@firstpres.cc
Telephone: 954-462-6200

New Member Orientation is now a Virtual Experience! 

Email Rev. Pam Masten to set up a time to meet with one of our pastors!
Contact the church at (954) 598-9360 with any additional questions

What We Believe 

Intellectually and spiritually we stand within the Reformed Tradition. The Scripture as the Word of God is the authoritative guide for our life and faith; and the Confessions of the Church are reliable guides to our understanding of God’s Word in specific historical situations.

We acknowledge the sovereignty of God in every moment of life, and look to God alone for purpose and meaning and guidance in this life. God is the foundation and object of our faith and we know God as Creator and Redeemer, Friend and Lord.

We admit our sinfulness and inability to live up to the fullness of God’s image within us. We confess the old, old story of God’s redeeming, atoning love in Jesus Christ. We remember the sacrifice and suffering of Christ on the cross and hold to the hope of resurrection which the empty cross represents.

We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit who gives us faith, renews our commitment, strengthens us for discipleship, and confirms the presence of God in our lives. We believe in the power of prayer to bring change, healing and new life to our faith and to the world.

We believe that the church is called together to remember, forgive, love and serve. The church is a community based on covenant with God and with each other. We develop support for each other in the loneliness, meaninglessness and fear that gnaws within us.

We struggle to make the Word of God a reality in our lives, and we strive to bear witness to that reality every day. We also focus on the task of discipleship. We remember that the response to belief in Christ is not a mere intellectual acceptance, but a response in action–a response in service and love to God and to all God’s people. At the heart of the church and its calling is the commandment of Christ to love the Lord with all our hearts and all our being and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Membership FAQ

HOW DO I JOIN?

You may become a member in any of the following four ways:

1. LETTER OF TRANSFER: currently a member of another church.

2. REAFFIRMATION OF FAITH: previously professed your faith in Jesus Christ & formally joined a church, but it has been a while (or) no membership to transfer.

3. PROFESSION OF FAITH: never professed your faith in Jesus Christ and never joined a church.

4. AFFILIATION: when a resident is in the area only part of the year, and wishes to maintain membership in their other church community of principle residence.

*For those who may not have been baptized as an infant, we embrace and perform adult baptisms as part of the membership process.

Affiliate members are entitled to all rights and privileges of active members except for the right to vote and hold office. They may participate on Ministry Teams.

WHAT WILL I BE ASKED?

We have four membership covenant questions:

  1. Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner and in need of Jesus Christ?
  2. Do you accept Jesus Christ as both your Lord and Savior?
  3. Will you seek to live a life that reflects the life of a committed disciple of Christ?
  4. Will you endeavor to serve the Church of Jesus Christ with your imagination, purity, and love?

I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE!

We are thrilled that you are interested in learning more about joining our congregation at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale. Please complete the inquiry form below and a member of our staff will contact you to answer questions and provide additional information.