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The Presbyterian Mission Agency advises and responds to the General Assembly on priorities, program and strategies for addressing matters of concern for the ministries of our church.

The primary purpose of the Presbyterian Mission Agency is to lead and coordinate the total mission program.

The Presbyterian Mission Agency cultivates a style of work that emphasizes:

  • Coordination among ministries
  • Flexible deployment of resources to match changing needs
  • Allocation of funding to reflect stated goals
  • Concluding as well as initiating programs
  • Attention to the needs and gifts of congregations
  • Effective relationships with all governing bodies
  • Holding the vision described without reverting to old patterns

The Presbyterian Mission Agency develops and proposes, for General Assembly approval, the mission directions, goals, objectives and priorities of the Presbyterian Mission Agency; taking into account the mission work being done by sessions, presbyteries and synods, and proposes for General Assembly approval an accompanying budget that will implement the Mission Work Plan of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

The work of Presbyterian Mission Agency Ministries is a direct expression of the planning and mission understanding of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, which is accountable to the General Assembly in this regard.

The principal legal corporation is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, which receives, holds and transfers property, and facilitates the management of the church’s corporate affairs.