“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”
— 1 Corinthians 12:12
Learn about the Presbyterian Mission Agency
For over 200 years, Presbyterians have been responding to the call of Jesus Christ, taking the gospel into all the world and bearing witness to Christ’s saving love to the ends of the earth. Today the Holy Spirit is still on the move, calling us to share in what God is doing in the world. As your partner in Christ’s service, the Presbyterian Mission Agency is faithfully working to inspire, equip, and connect all Presbyterians to do Christ's mission, bringing together congregations, worshiping communities, mid councils, mission networks, and other parts of the church ecosystem as they nurture and shape disciples and serve Christ in the world.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the ministry and mission agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Five ministry areas carry out our missional work: Compassion, Peace and Justice; Evangelism and Church Growth; Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women; Theology, Worship and Education; and World Mission. Together with Shared Services, Communications, and Funds Development, these ministry areas work to inspire, equip, and connect all Presbyterians for the church’s work.
Linda Valentine serves as Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Josephene Stewart is vice chair of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board. Email Josephene Stewart
Meet the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board members
This pictorial directory includes photos and contact information for board members
What are the responsibilities of the Presbyterian Mission Agency?
Learn about the Presbyterian Mission Agency at a glance
How is Presbyterian mission funded?
Are you interested in how Presbyterian mission is funded? Share Christ's Mission explains mission funding sources (mission funds and per capita) and uses based on the 2011/12 budget. Funding Christ's Mission is the report of the Mission Funding Task Force which was approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008).
Share Christ's Mission (one page)
Giving Report of the Top Ten Presbyteries for 2012
This poster honors presbyteries across the country for their generous support of Presbyterian mission.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency recognizes the following presbyteries and their congregations for their generous support of Presbyterian mission and ministry in 2012. We thank them for their generous gifts in the following categories: Basic Mission Support, Special Offerings, other specific appeals, and total giving.
Get the 2013 Annual Report
In 2013, the Presbyterian Mission Agency continued to inspire, equip, and connect the church for mission and ministry. Read about the highlights of our progress in the 2013 Annual Report.
Funding Trends of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, 2003–2013
Read about how many different sources of funding help the Presbyterian Mission Agency support the mission of the whole church. Covers the 11-year period of 2003 through 2013.
Weekly Messages from Linda Valentine
Confronting racism in church and society
September 4, 2014
Greetings to members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, mid council executives, and friends,
In his speech at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, August 28, 1963—the historic occasion of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech—Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, stated clerk of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, said, “We come [to the Lincoln Memorial]—late, late we come—in the reconciling and repentant spirit in which the humble Lincoln of Illinois once replied to a delegation of morally arrogant church [leaders], ‘Never say God is on our side; rather pray that we may be found on God’s side.’ ”
In the wake of the violence, unrest, and national outcry following the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, African American teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri, let us continue to pray that we as a church would stand, speak, and be found on God’s side as we name and confront the racism that persists in church and society. And may our journey toward racial justice and peace—as Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, calls for in his message below—continue for the sake of all of God’s people.
Presbyterian Mission Agency Ministries
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Pastor Marilyn Gamm forwarded Sara Lisherness' reminder of John Calvin's message of the importance of our Christian responsibility to be involved in the public realm. This is an articulate explanation of why I have tried to take an active role in local and global issues concerning compassion, peace and justice. Well done, Sara, and others as well. Thanks, and Happy July 4th! Wendy Weber