World Mission

Better Together

A Message from World Mission

Presbyterian World Mission brings God’s global family together to heal the wounds of poverty and violence and proclaim God’s saving love in Jesus Christ.

The year 2016 marks 179 years of international mission by the Presbyterian Church. Over the years, Presbyterian missionaries have planted churches, built hospitals, and started schools on every continent. The seeds sown by those missionaries have, in many places, developed into self-sustaining churches and institutions now led by local Christians. In fact, more than 94 million Christians around the world now belong to churches that were founded or co-founded by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) mission workers.

Today, nearly 200 mission co-workers in approximately 50 countries are engaged in equally vital ministries of sharing faith and working against poverty and violence.

Presbyterian 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 emphases 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 amidst cultures of violence.

We invite you to step into the circle of global discipleship with World Mission.

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Call to Mission

Walk with us in God’s ministry of transformation by supporting the three critical global initiatives identified by U.S. Presbyterians at home and around the world.

  • Evangelism: Train Leaders for Community Transformation
    Develop 2,000 leaders worldwide by 2017 for evangelistic sharing of the gospel in community-transforming ways.
  • Global Poverty: Educate a Child. Transform the World.
    Provide quality education for 1 million children by the year 2020.


Call to Mission: Critical Global Initiatives

Global Poverty Alleviation

International Evangelism

Jinishian Memorial Program

Mission Co-workers and Letters

Mission Crossroads Magazine

Mission Resources

Mission Service Recruitment

Mission Trips

Pillars of the Church

Presbyterians at Work Around the World


Young Adult Volunteers


Presbyterians Do Mission in Partnership (English)

The practice of partnership guides our whole connectional church. It guides us individually as members, officers and pastors. It guides us collectively as congregations, presbyteries, synods, General Assembly ministries and related institutions. This document paraphrases a policy statement adopted by the 215th General Assembly (2003) regarding mission in partnership.

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Turn to the Living God 25th Anniversary Edition

Turn to the Living God (25th Anniversary Edition) is a statement representing the General Assembly’s policy regarding the nature and practice of evangelism in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It has been a rich source of reflection, guidance and motivation to the ministry of individuals, congregations and councils in our local and global mission for a quarter… Read more »

We Can Help Hosting Mission Co-workers

You’ve taken the first steps in connecting with the world. Now the planning begins. Here are some frequently asked questions about hosting mission co-workers.
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