A Message from World Mission
Between September 2018 and July 2019, World Mission held 10 consultations, involving participants from our global partners, PC(USA) constituencies and Presbyterian Center colleagues, plus World Mission staff from across the world. It was a significant consultative exercise exploring how our engagement with global partners and PC(USA) constituencies needs to change to remain relevant today. The report is available/downloadable here in English, Spanish and French. The development of what came out of these consultations has now been folded into the Presbyterian Mission Agency Matthew 25 Vision Implementation Planning process, which is continuing to listen to global partners as we re-envision the work of global ministry.
Presbyterians do mission in partnership. We believe that doing mission in partnership broadens our awareness of how interconnectional God’s mission is at the local, national and global levels. The one table around which we gather is God’s table and the one mission to which we are called is God’s mission.
In more than 50 countries around the world, we partner with local churches and faith communities bound by our fundamental unity in our Lord Jesus, bringing together U.S. congregations and mid-councils with our brother and sisters in Christ around the world.
True mission partnership does not focus on giving and getting, but on building relationships, learning from one another and walking together in faith and friendship. In nearly every country we have found areas of similar challenges and ways to create collaborative solutions. We are learning the strengths of each other’s systems so that together we can build the body of Christ in both places.
From the neighborhood to the world, our joint mission of cross-cultural service is always, changing, growing and evolving. We will continue to nurture those partnerships in ways that result in maximum collective impact.
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