Mission, Vision, & Worship

living and proclaiming the good news of jesus christ

    Vision & mission

Tucker Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God by:
 1.) Worshipping God in Spirit and truth (John 4:24)
  • Exalting God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
  • Affirming Christ as head of his church and the centrality of the church in God’s Kingdom purposes (Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-20)
  • Submitting our worship to the principles found in the Word of God (Exodus 20:4-6)
  • Joyfully and reverently praising God because of the Gospel and through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives (Philippians 3:3)
  • Declaring the full counsel of God found in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments (Acts 20:27)
  • Practicing the ordained sacraments as prescribed in the Word: covenant baptism and the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-29; Acts 16:15)
2.) Pursuing growth in the grace and knowledge of       Christ (2 Peter 3:18)
  • Acknowledging that in this life we all struggle with sin, experience the burdens of the fall, and are confronted with evil (Romans 3:23)
  • Believing that the Word, prayer, and sacraments (the Lord’s Supper and baptism as part of worship) are the ordinary means by which God ministers his grace to believers in Christ (Acts 2:42)
  • Honoring God in our lives through an ongoing renewal of our faith in Christ, repentance of our sin and pursuit of godliness (Ephesians 4:22-24)
  • Discipling and teaching each other in the Word according to the gifts that God has given his people in the church through the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-11, 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12)
  • Living in relationships together, supporting, caring for, loving, and forgiving one another in Christ (Romans 12:3-5)
3.) Proclaiming the Gospel, ministering in Jesus' name  (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Bringing the light of the Gospel to Tucker by meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the community and leveraging the gifts of the church (Romans 1:16; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthian 12; 1 Peter 3:15)
  • Engaging our neighbors and visitors through Gospel-centered hospitality and fellowship, gathering in our homes and neighborhoods (Romans 12:13; Hebrews 13:2)
  • Serving the broader international community by supporting and caring for the neighboring refugee communities through Gospel-focused partnerships (Mark 12:31; Matthew 24:14)
  • Supporting the work of missions around the world by sending, financially giving to, and praying for God to use his church and Word to reach people of all nations with the Gospel (Romans 10:17; Isaiah 12:4)
  • Planting like-minded churches faithful to the Scriptures and committed to the great commission (Matthew 16:18; 29:19)


Psalm 96:1-3 "Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!"
Our very purpose in life, as created by God, is to worship him (Romans 12:1-2), pursuing his glory and name in all areas of our lives (Colossians 3:17). Part of that call, for all those who believe by faith in Christ, is to gather together as a local fellowship of believers (Hebrews 10:25; 1 Cor. 14:26) which Scripture establishes as the church (Exodus 20:8; Matthew 16:18) with Jesus as her Shepherd and King (Ephesians 2:19-20).

The central defining activity of the gathered church is corporate worship (Psalm 29:1-2) on the first day of the week (Acts 16:1-2; 20:7). Gathered worship seeks to exalt our Lord in community according to the principles laid out in Scriptures and with Gospel faithfulness (Acts 2:42-47). Each organized church has beliefs and values that shape the worship and character.

Our philosophy of corporate worship at Tucker Presbyterian involves:
  • A commitment to the Scriptures read, sung, preached, and prayed throughout the worship service (1 Timothy 4:13, 2 Timothy 4:2)
  • Prayer that exalts the Lord, seeks the coming of his Kingdom, and intercedes for our world and lives, as directed in the Scriptures (Matthew 6:9-13)
  • A practice of the Lord's Supper and baptism that demonstrates our faith and displays the covenant promises in Christ (1 Corinthians 11:17-29; Acts 16:15, 33; 1 Corinthians 1:16; Colossians 2:11)
  • Worship in song that includes Psalms as well as rich historic and modern hymnody, with a depth of reverence and Gospel joy (Psalm 100; Ephesians 5:19).

With the desire to welcome our neighbors, co-workers, and family from various backgrounds, generations, and ethnicities (Acts 1:8; Revelation 7:9), the elements of worship are explained in brief and helpful ways.