Who We Are

The life and ministry of the congregation is far broader and deeper than one page on a website, but we hope this may be a window into who we are as a community of faith.

  • Westminster is a welcoming and affirming congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian/Reformed denomination in the US.  We are among the top 1% of PCUSA congregations in terms of membership size and worship attendance.
  • Our mission statement is:  Knowing Christ; Making Christ Known.
  • Our Vision:  As followers of Jesus Christ, we commit to:
    • Worship that glorifies God and transforms us,
    • Intentional, hope-filled community,
    • A lifetime of spiritual growth and joyful generosity,
      As we are sent to demonstrate the Kingdom of God in the world.
    • PCUSA Earth Care congregation – working to be good stewards of the earth in worship, education, outreach, and use of our facility.
    • Commitment to Peacemaking Congregation – working to shape faithful and creative ministries of peace and justice.
    • A teaching congregation in the field education program of Princeton Theological Seminary, helping train future pastors.
  • We are significantly involved in a host of community outreach ministries, including a Thrift Shop in the borough of West Chester and a vibrant preschool on our campus.  Click here to find out more about our community involvement.
  • We have four God Size Dreams as part of our 2018 vision process with Rev. Dr. Bill Wilson, a certified coach and facilitator from the Center for Healthy Churches
    • Expand our Witness: we intentionally invite all people to a faith journey with Jesus Christ.
    • Serve our Neighbors: we lead in responding to community needs through volunteering, social engagement, and outreach.
    • Work Toward Affordable Housing: we take a leadership role within the community to ensure that no one is forced to live in substandard, unsafe housing or experiences homelessness.
    • Equip our Emerging Generation: we actively engage youth (16-18) and young adults (19-30) on their faith journey.

Feel free to contact the church office or any of the pastors if you would like to know more about Westminster.