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The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) initiated mission work in the Philippines in 1899, followed by other U.S. mainline denominational missionaries. During the first 50 years each mission group worked independently, building churches, schools, hospitals and social service centers. Then in 1948 the Protestant denominations in the Philippines came together to form the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).
Through mission personnel, Young Adult Volunteers and in partnership with the UCCP, the PC(USA) is involved in theological education and leadership development, evangelism and new church development, social service and development, young adult and women ministries, justice and peace, security and reconciliation.
The mission priorities of the PC(USA) in the Philippines are:
- Leadership formation of the youth and young adults of its partner church
- Leadership development of pastors and lay leaders
- Ministries to abused women and children
- Social and economic development
- Peace, justice and reconciliation and Christian-Muslim dialogue
Philippines Partner Churches and Organizations
United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP)
CROP Drop-in Center, a prostitute rescue program
National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP)
Philippine Christian University
Southern Christian College
Union Christian College
Philippines Mission Network
• For information contact Bruce Reyes-Chow or Mienda Uriarte
The digital Philippines Mission Network is among more than 40 networks that connect Presbyterians who share a common mission interest. Most participants are involved in mission partnerships through congregations, presbyteries or synods. Network members come together to coordinate efforts, share best practices and develop strategies.
Learn more about Philippines
Visit the BBC country profile.
See the 2013 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 211, 213