Learning is the single-most crucial investment we can make. Our ministries aim to ignite a desire for and commitment to life-long faith formation across all ages—from children to youth, college students and adults.
The First Presbyterian Church Preschool is a NAEYC-accredited program, licensed by the state of Illinois that has been serving the community since 1963. Our program offers a project-based learning environment that nurtures the development of each child intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Learn More
Children's Faith Formation
Our Children’s Faith Formation team strives to support the role of Christian parents. Our goal is for every child to grown in their relationship with God and to feel comfortable, safe and loved here at First Pres. Learn More
Youth & Young Adult Faith Formation
Education, fellowship and service are shared in social, Christ-centered youth groups organized by age. Middle school youth meet weekly for Sunday School and monthly youth group. High school youth gather weekly to explore God’s activity in their lives through fellowship, discussion and mission projects. Confirmation class is held Sunday mornings for 8th graders.
College Ministry provides students a space to explore, experience and express faith in Jesus Christ, wherever they find themselves on a spiritual journey. Learn More
Adult Faith Formation
The Adult Faith Formation program is designed to help people deepen their spiritual lives and grow in faith; explore the impact of Christian faith on daily living; and acquire knowledge about the foundations of Biblical faith. We offer Bible studies, topical series, retreats and fellowship discussion groups, among others. Learn More