Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision Statement

Sharing the love of God, the peace of Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit with everyone.

Our Guiding Scripture

Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ — Matthew 22:37-38 (NIV)

Our Mission Statement

Joyful worship, Powerful Prayer, Life-changing Ministry, Action-Oriented Service

Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church, a community of Christ-centered believers, welcomes all people to worship with us. Working together in harmony we spread God’s message of love, joy and peace to each other, our community, and the world.

Our practices are guided by six great ends of the Church as listed in the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A):

  • the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;
  • the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God;
  • the maintenance of divine worship;
  • the preservation of the truth;
  • the promotion of social righteousness; and
  • the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
  1. The Proclamation of the gospel:
    Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” — Matthew 28:16-20 (NIV)
  2. Prayer:
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Phillippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  3. Ministries utilizing our spiritual gifts:
    For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. — Romans 12:4-6a (NIV)
  4. Worship:
    Praise the Lord.
    Praise God in his sanctuary; …
    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
    Praise the Lord.
    — Psalm 150:1a and 6 (NIV)
  5. Communication:
    Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who -listen. — Ephesians 4:29 (NIV)