First Church of God - Punxsutawney, PA

Core Values

  • Passionate Worship – Worship that is ultimately about God.
  • Relevant Teaching – Teaching that equips followers of Christ under the authority of scripture.
  • Heartfelt Community – The unity that comes when people love, pray, serve and connect in meaningful relationships.
  • Life-Altering Service – Service that boldly offers the hope of Jesus Christ in tangible ways to our community.

Foundational  Mission Principles

What We Value

  • These values should drive our church, but that, at the same time, we should also remain connected to the evolving culture that surrounds us with our decisions -- I Corinthians 9:19-23



  • Each person in the church should be regularly engaged in worship, be a part of equipping opportunities, and be personally involved in ministry and service -- Colossians 2:6-7





  • When people come to church to worship, they should encounter an environment that makes them feel meaningfully connected and changes the quality of their lives and that they should notice something different about the way things are done here --  Acts 2:42-47



  • True and meaningful life change, quality care and loving relationships all happen best in small groups -- Luke 6:12-16; John 17:20-23







  • Stewardship -- taking care of all of the things with which we've been entrusted -- is both a privilege and a responsibility of disciples -- 1 Timothy 6:17-19



  • Every believer is equipped with unique and God-given gifts for ministry within the local church and for his or her mission within the world -- 1 Corinthians 12



  • Ministries to students and children should be one of our priorities and not a secondary ministry -- Mark 9:36-37; 10:13-16 These values should drive our church, but that, at the same time, we should also remain connected to the evolving culture that surrounds us with our decisions -- I Corinthians 9:19-23