Membership at FPC

We think of ourselves as a church of and for growing disciples. That means our 2,800 or so members are at many places on our spiritual journeys. Some of us find God primarily in worship, which is at the center of who we are. Some prefer small-group studies or classes. Others focus their growth efforts on mission and ministry. Some of us are very active in the life of the church, others are still seeking the right place. Whether you are a member or visitor, and no matter what are you seeking, we will try to put you in touch with others at your stage of life and spiritual development.


Explore FPC

Anyone interested in becoming a member of First Presbyterian should attend Explore FPC.

Explore FPC includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • "Getting to know you & us"
  • Campus tour
  • Presbyterian 101: a brief history of our heritage and what we believe
  • "Where do I go from here?" Connect with a new member shepherd, learn about meeting members and pastors at our new-member dinners, and make connections with ministry opportunities.
  • Child care during the course – just tell us your needs when you make your reservation.

Sign up for any session (and for child care) by contacting Rachel Sommers, (336) 478-4799,

Explore FPC 2017-18

Explore FPC has two parts: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and (briefly) before worship following Sunday.

Sessions will be held:

  • June 24, 2017
  • Oct 21, 2017 
  • Dec. 9, 2017 
  • Feb 17, 2018
  • April 21, 2018
  • June 16, 2018


Explore FPC meets in the new Welcome Center, located off Fisher Park Circle near North Elm Street. Parking is usually plentiful along Fisher Park Circle on Saturdays. On Sundays it may be necessary to find parking across Elm Street or on the Greene Street side of the church campus.

For information about fall Explore FPC classes, contact Rachel Sommers, (336) 478-4799,

Discipleship Staff