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The spirit of the Great Commission—coupled with the charge by the 2008 and 2010 General Assemblies to “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide”—renewed the General Assembly Mission Council in 2011 in our call to inspire, equip, and connect Presbyterians to join in God’s mission for the transformation of the world.
As We Grow Christ’s Church Deep And Wide, We Are Grateful For The Numbers.
The Annual Report provides a snapshot of the GAMC's work to offer the world a visible witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
This publication provides a brief overview of the work that the General Assembly Mission Council accomplished in 2009 working alongside congregations and middle governing bodies, as well as highlights of our plans for 2010 as we continue to inspire, equip and connect all Presbyterians to do the church's work. In this report, you'll discover the manifold ways in which God called us and challenged us in 2009 to live into our commitment to “Grow Christ’s Church Deep and Wide."
Collaboration, cooperation, and change marked the ministry and mission of the General Assembly Council (GAC) in 2008. The GAC laid the foundation for change in 2006 with a new organizational structure for staff and the elected Council, and with the adoption of the 2007–2008 Mission Work Plan. In 2007, we adopted the core values of CARE—collaboration, accountability, responsiveness, and excellence—within the GAC and with the whole church and our partners. We also filled leadership positions; made adjustments as we refined the organization; reformed the Council into goal area committees; and carried out the Mission Work Plan.
A bold banner over the doorways of the Presbyterian Center ushered in 2007 with the theme, “A New Way for a New Day.” Not only did that motto evoke the theme of the 2007–2008 Mission Work Plan from Isaiah 43:19 — I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? — it also referenced the theme from the historic September 2006 meeting that brought General Assembly Council (GAC) members and senior staff together with middle governing body executives for the first time.