Our Story of Stewardship/Generosity

Pledging/Giving Options

  • You may make your pledge to the Stewardship/Generosity Campaign online.
  • You may make a contribution by texting “Generosity” to (707) 475-3005.
  • You may make a contribution to the Stewardship/Generosity Campaign or to a specific fund online.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of your contribution to God’s work through First Presbyterian Church, Nashville.

Below is our story. It tells how the components of our budget express our community’s faith. Every dollar is inspired by God’s vision and linked to mission. Every gift expresses our joy of responding to God’s generosity to us. We would love to have you join us in supporting this congregation’s mission with your generosity. Click here to read Our Generosity Brochure.

Our Mission: To know Christ, and to make Him known,

and to exhibit His love through worship, education and service.

Missions (33.4% of the total budget)

Our work extends far beyond our community and reaches out to the corners of the world. Along with relationships and provided resources to 36 local mission partners, our funds reach eight National Mission Partner Organizations and ten International Mission Partner Organizations. This allows our funds to reach 15 countries other than the United States, while also being able to send our youth and adults on mission trips all over the world.

Property (27% of the total budget)

Our property staff keeps our facilities clean and in good order so that we may perform the work that God is calling us to do. Groups in our local community also use our facilities such as: Oak Hill School, Room In the Inn, Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Boy Scouts of America. Our worship space, rooms for meetings, offices for staff, utilities, insurance, taxes and related costs for our facilities are all cared for in this resource area.

Education (17% of the total budget)

We have over 2,100 children and adults in Sunday School. This portion of our budget covers supplies for Adult Education, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Sunday School and Bible study. This also includes pastor continuing education, Sunday School teacher training, Vacation Bible School and nursery care.

Worship (11.5% of the total budget)

Worship is central to our congregation’s work. We have 4,300 members at FPC, with over 3,000 worshipers on Easter Day, 1,200 worshipers on Christmas Eve, and an average 800 worshipers on Sundays. Immense planning and preparing takes place for three Sunday worship services, holiday services, weddings, funerals and other special services.

Communications and Special Events (6.5% of the total budget)

Our communications keep us informed and connect our congregation. Our First Edition monthly newsletter, Parish News weekly e-newsletter, church website, ministry e-newsletters, and special events like the Christmas Tree Lighting and Easter Egg Hunt enable us to promote community within our church.

Congregational Care (4.6% of the total budget)

Pastoral care is a vital part of our work, especially for members who are ill, hospitalized, bereaved, preparing for marriage, going through divorce, or facing other crises. Our church also provides other services to members such as at-home communion, delivery of flowers and Stephen Ministry.

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