About the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshipping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

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Blackhawk Presbytery supports faith communities in Northern Illinois

Synod of Lincoln Trails develops, nurtures, and supports leaders in partnership with our presbyteries and congregations to coordinate Presbyterian mission strategies within the synod.
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Stronghold Camp & Retreat Center is located in Oregon, Illinois and hosts many camps, programs, and retreats.


goetz thomasThe Reverend Thomas Goetz is a long-term mission volunteer and has served in Japan since 1989 at Hokusei Gakuen University. Our Board of Deacons supports Tom as our mission associate. Find out more about Tom and his mission and ministry by clicking the link below.

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