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The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the mission and ministry agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Learn more about our work:


Changing Lives

Monthly news from Roger Dermody about Mission and Ministry.   Learn more.


 

1,001 new worshiping communities

The PC(USA) is part of a life-giving movement, giving birth to more than 1,001 new worshiping communities. Learn more.


Compassion, Peace, and Justice

Sara Lisherness, Director

The Compassion, Peace, and Justice ministry area helps Presbyterians respond to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, address injustice in all areas of life and advocate for peaceful solutions to conflict. This ministry area also provides disaster relief, direct service, capacity building and development assistance to marginalized communities nationally and around the world. Learn about the program areas in Compassion, Peace, and Justice


Evangelism and Church Growth

Eric Hoey, Director

The Evangelism and Church Growth ministry area helps congregations through middle governing bodies partner with the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s redemptive plan through faith in Jesus Christ. The ministry staff desires to see the PC(USA) become a turnaround denomination. This is accomplished through:
1) Igniting a passion for Jesus;
2) Inspiring the church to be the church;
3) Equipping leaders for the 21st century.
Learn about the program areas in Evangelism and Church Growth


Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women

Rhashell Hunter, Director

The Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area equips racial ethnic congregations, develops Presbyterian communities of faith that reflect our multicultural society, builds leaders of every race and gender, and works for racial and gender justice. Learn about the program areas in Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women


 

Theology, Worship, and Education

ChIP HARDWICK, Director

The Theology, Worship, and Education ministry area contributes to the formation of communities of discipleship through education in the faith and faithfulness of the whole church; paying sustained attention to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit. This ministry area develops educational materials, worship resources, leader development programs and theological studies that support the church’s faith and life. Learn about the program areas in Theology, Worship, and Education


World Mission

Hunter Farrell, Director

World Mission helps Presbyterians offer a witness to Jesus Christ in today’s world by sending mission personnel to face the challenges of evangelizing and continuing the historic emphasis of the Church.  In collaboration with U.S. Presbyterians and global partners, World Mission inspires, equips and connects communities of mission practice to engage in God’s mission: to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, help the most vulnerable—women and children, and promote reconciliation within cultures of violence. Learn about the program areas in World Mission

Stewardship is about making choices, as individuals and in community. It is more than giving money to the church. Stewardship is about being faithful disciples, caring for and managing all that God has given us.

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence: Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 9, 2014

Greetings to members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, mid council executives, and friends,

As Christ’s church, we have been called to be leaders in the national dialogue about domestic violence, promoting nonviolence in all relationships and reaching out with Christ’s healing love to the vulnerable, the frightened, and the abused. “Violence is contrary to God’s intentions for the world,” reads the theological statement of the Presbyterian Health, Education, and Welfare Association (PHEWA).

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Receiving the Peace & Global Witness Offering: Embracing our commitment to 'extend hospitality to strangers'

October 2, 2014

Greetings to members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, mid council executives, and friends,

In our increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and global society, the Christian practice of hospitality is more critical than ever to the work of justice and peace.

“Hospitality means more than making family and guests welcome in our homes; it is about providing for the needs of any person we encounter, particularly the stranger,” explains the Bible study The Things That Make for Peace, published by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. “Hospitality and justice are inseparable, for if any person lacks [the basic] necessities, justice is not fully present in society, and peace cannot happen without justice.”

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2014 Tumekutana: Freedom in Christ

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Witness and resilience... Two days after the "Black Wednesday" arson attacks on Christian churches, Bible bookstores, orphanages and homes in Upper Egypt, the Evangelical Church in Millawi was hit by radical Islamists.

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Diversity and the goodness of God

Sterling Morse  |  bible Explorations

God proclaims creation and all of its diversity good. | Read: Genesis 1

At the very end of the first chapter of Genesis, when God had created everything, from the skies to the fish in the sea, it is written, “God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good” (1:31 alt.). Genesis makes clear that diversity is important to God, a blessing that God has bestowed upon all creation. That’s counterintuitive for some of us—we who may often think of diversity as a challenge ...

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Can science glorify God?

Charles Wiley  |  bible Explorations

The psalmist encourages us to see all of creation as the theater of God’s glory, but one of the features of modernity is that conflicts between faith and science seem inevitable. Some argue that modern science makes even basic Christian beliefs nearly impossible to accept. Others contend that Scripture corrects the conclusions of science. How do we navigate this territory?

‘The heavens are telling the glory of God’  | Read: Psalm 19

Presbyterians have consistently affirmed the gift of scientific knowledge. We believe that God is the creator and ruler of the ...

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Notice of Change Regarding World Mission Extra Commitment Opportunity Project Accounts

Drawing on its longstanding partnerships that span the globe, Presbyterian World Mission is honored to help U.S. Presbyterians build relationships with churches and other organizations around the world.

When global partners share stories of their ministry projects, U.S. Presbyterians often want to participate in these endeavors in a variety of ways, including financial contributions. World Mission is glad to process these contributions through a system that has a history of reliability and integrity. In 2011, the Presbyterian Mission Agency prepared cost comparisons using industry standard categories, so ...

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