World Mission continues the work that Jesus began: sharing the Good News, seeking reconciliation, and addressing global poverty. We find our calling as the Church in these three critical global initiatives. World Mission also provides connections, resources, and tools to inspire involvement and equip congregations with their own mission work in these three areas and more. When US Presbyterians, our mission co-workers, and our global partners join together in God’s mission, we can do so much more than we can ever do alone.
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” 1 Peter 3:15–16
We are called to share the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ. We tell the stories of our faith through church planting and frontier mission. Presbyterian World Mission also joins the work of training pastors and lay leaders around the globe in faithful, Reformed theology and in practical, everyday skills that will help them to address critical needs in their communities and provide a living for them and their families. These include such skills as health care, literacy and agriculture – skills that can truly transform communities and sustain church leaders.
Reconciliation in Cultures of Violence, including our own
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18
Reconciliation is the heart of the Gospel message. Jesus is called the “Prince of Peace” and the “Great Reconciler.” Presbyterian World Mission is working with our mission co-workers, congregations, and global mission partners to end violence and reconcile people to one another. Together, Presbyterians can be effective in overcoming this social ill, fostering healing through the work of reconciliation.
“If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10
Presbyterian World Mission is addressing the root causes of global poverty by supporting educational opportunities for youth and providing health care, sanitation, agricultural and food security programs in low-income areas. Our mission co-workers come alongside global partners helping them to build capacity in schools and hospitals, train teachers and professionals, and learn important skills that will help transform their communities. We focus not on quick fixes, but long-term, sustainable solutions.