Saturday, October 31
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Presbyterian Mission Agency
As the ministry and mission agency of the PC(USA), the Presbyterian Mission Agency, in partnership with synods, presbyteries, congregations, Presbyterian-related organizations, and ecumenical partners, strives to offer the world a visible witness of Jesus Christ. Five ministry areas carry out the mission work of the Presbyterian Mission Agency: Compassion, Peace, and Justice; Evangelism and Church Growth; Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries /Presbyterian Women; Theology, Worship, and Education; and World Mission.
For over 200 years, Presbyterians have been running the race of faith, taking the gospel into all the world and bearing witness to Christ’s saving love (Heb. 12:1–2). Because our forebears call us to continue to run the race of faith, we do so by cultivating and nurturing diverse, transformational leaders for Christ’s mission. Our racial-ethnic leadership institutes have already led to new opportunities for women and people of color. We also join with young adults in the reformation of the church by providing greater opportunities for service and expanding our national and international Young Adult Volunteer sites.
Through grants and coaching, and events to inspire leaders, more than 250 new worshiping communities have been launched as part of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement endorsed by the General Assembly in 2012. Half of these are predominantly racial-ethnic or multicultural, and a third consist primarily of young adults.
We are called to ministries of compassionate and prophetic discipleship. Our Office of Public Witness and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations have been providing leadership that has inspired Presbyterians to advocate for peace in the name of Jesus Christ. In September, when we encouraged and equipped Presbyterians to urge the US government not to take military action in Syria, over 5,000 people contacted their representatives within three days.
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Let us join in prayer for:
Rev. James Fouther Jr., ecumenical representative, PMA Board
Vicki Garber, ecumenical representative, PMA Board
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Gracious God, lead us to hearts that need to know your love, and help us to demonstrate the hope you offer us all. Give us strength to respond with the love you have shown us, so that we may serve others in your name. Amen.