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Resources for partnership

Partnership 101 video

Ellen Sherby, Equipping for Mission Involvement Coordinator, and Tracey King-Ortega, Regional Liaison for Central America, discuss how Presbyterians in the U.S. can work in partnership with mission around the world. Both Sherby and King-Ortega share examples from their own experience and offer ways partnership can be applied by Presbyterian congregations, mission groups and Presbyterian pastors.

Writing or Renewing a Partnership Covenant Agreement - Download Here

2003 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly Policy Statement - Download Here

God's Mission Matters - Click Here

"God's Mission Matters," a monthly podcast of Presbyterian World Mission, helps you learn how to engage more faithfully and effectively in God's mission. "God's Mission Matters" brings you insights from mission workers and scripture based on a guiding "tip of the month" for mission involvement. 

Called As Partners in Christ’s Service - Purchase Here

Using a study of the Gospel of John as a framework, former mission co-worker Sherron George affirms the theological and historical basis for doing mission in partnership. Set up in eight brief chapters, this book can be used by all Reformed Christians engaged in mission with God and others. This theological and practical tool for all who engage in reinventing partnership in mission for the 21st century is ideal for study groups.

When God's People Travel Together coverWhen God’s People Travel Together - Download Here

This is a complete set of the three volumes that make up the popular When God's People Travel Together series. Volume I is subtitled A Trip Leader's Planning Manual; Volume II is Reflecting and Acting on Mission Trip Experiences  and Volume III is Bible Studies for Mission.

Gathering for God’s Future - Download Here

A vision statement for PC(USA) international mission efforts (approved by the 215th General Assembly, 2003).

Partnership resources handout - Download Here

Making Mission Trips Matter - Download Here

For short-term mission to be effective, church groups must navigate around the pitfalls. Presbyerians Today article by Pat Cole.

In Praise of Partnerships - Download Here

An article reprinted from Presbyterians Today (January/February 2005) about the covenant relationships between groups of U.S. and overseas Christians that are a growing edge of Presbyterian mission. 

Partnership, Solidarity, and Friendship: Transforming Structures in Mission 
by Philip L. Wickeri

Companion piece to “Presbyterians Do Mission In Partnership” policy statement. The author critically assesses the history of “mission in partnership” and proposes new directions for the future.

"Short-term Missions: Paratrooper Incursion or 'Zaccheus Encounter'? - Download Here

An article by Hunter Farrell from a special issue of the Journal of Latin American Theology: Christian Reflections from the Latino South on short-term missions in Latin America.


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