CONCORD, NC  28025

On January 13, 2015, the session of First Presbyterian Church adopted a new Child and Youth Protection Policy to express and affirm our commitment to maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for children in our ministries.  As noted by the 205th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), “all children depend upon adults for safety and security in a world that does not always value children... Jesus welcomed children and encouraged us to welcome them in his name; Jesus lifted up a child as an example of what the realm of God is like.  Therefore, we hope for a church where we take seriously our baptismal vow to nurture all children committed to our care."  Our new Child and Youth Protection Policy proceeds from that same hope and commitment.