Be a mission co-worker

mcwOver 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.

While we have traditionally called those who serve the call of God around the world for the church “missionaries,” we now refer to them as mission co-workers to represent that they walk with and work with our partners in the countries we serve. The task of a mission co-worker is to help support the work of the partner and listen to the partner’s advice and guidance. As natives of the countries and lands we serve, our partners know well the needs and values of those they serve. We value their guidance and customs and want to become part of their work.

If God is calling you to the mission field, you can find out about opportunities with the Presbyterian Mission Agency here. We maintain an active and updated listing of all of the opportunities available in this portal. You can also make an inquiry by email:

If you’d like to see a map of everywhere the Presbyterian Mission Agency serves in the world, you can find that here. It will help you understand the scope and nature of our work.

More comprehensive information is available about the Presbyterian Mission Agency here. If you’d like to read stories that show how the Mission Agency works in the world, you can find Stories of Faith here.