Mission & Benevolence
First Presbyterian Church has a long history of living out our faith through serving the least of these in downtown Dallas and to the ends of the earth.
With one of the largest social ministries in the nation, First Presbyterian Church offers a unique opportunity to meet Christ by serving the least of these in our midst at The Stewpot. Through The Second Chance Café at the Bridge, the city’s homeless assistance center, we serve over 1,000 meals a day. In addition, the Stewpot offers various social services to the homeless through a team of social workers, a medical clinic, a dental clinic, drug rehab and psychiatric help. The Stewpot offers employment opportunities through the sale of The Streetzine, our street newspaper. The Open Art Workshop offers people who are homeless an opportunity to express their humanity through creativity, and to earn money by selling their work. The Stewpot also operates a vital children and youth program reaching out to children living in poverty. Every Saturday we host over 100 children from the City Park neighborhood at our Saturday School, and dozens of teens participate in our Venturing Crew. For more information on The Stewpot, and for volunteer opportunities please go to visit their website.
Our ministry extends beyond the city of Dallas to our partnership with Presbyterian communities in Juarez, Mexico, Guguletu, South Africa, and to our friends at the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Ft. Liberte, Haiti. Over the years, hundreds of our members have gone on mission trips to these communities to serve in places worlds away from Dallas, and to be transformed by the experience.
First Presbyterian Church offers countless opportunities to make a significant difference in the world. We invite you to join us, so that you can see the difference such service can make in your own life.
For persons or organizations wishing to apply for a grant from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, please send your request to:
First Presbyterian Church of Dallas 1835 Young Street Dallas, TX 75201 Attn: Mission and Benevolence Council Chair
Grant Application Form
The Grant Application form can be found here. (Please note the various attachments required as well as the application deadlines.)
August 31 of Each Year: Submission of grant applications and accompanying materials for a request for funding in the Church budget for the following fiscal year. The Mission and Benevolence Council of First Presbyterian Church reviews and makes recommendations to the Session to include local and global mission projects in the general budget of the church.
The Mission and Benevolence Council of First Presbyterian Church reviews and makes recommendations to the Session to include local and global mission projects in the general budget of the church.