Mission Outreach

Grace Presbytery works to support the outreach programs of our congregations, the Synod of the Sun, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Our mission-study trips invite paricipants to gain a fuller understanding of the issues and complexities faced by our brother and sisters across the country and across the globe.

When you join us on a mission-study excursion, you can expect to engage in meaningful cultural and religious dialogue, while learning from some the world’s most esteemed scholars and theolgoians. 

Mission-Study opporunties include (and have included): McAllen, Texas; Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico; Argentina and Uruguay; the Philippines and the Holy Land of the Middle East.

 

2020

Mission-Study Trip

Join us as we experience remarkable and complex regions and engage in meaningful cultural and religious dialogue.

Mission-study trips require preparation in advance of travel, and an expectation that participants’ minds and hearts will be stretched and changed. Orientation conversations are required.

Philippines & Hong Kong

May 1-15, 2020

Facilitator: Rev. Cathy Chang, Mission Co-Worker

This travel-study seminar will focus on the root causes and current challenges of forced migration and labor trafficking. Half of the seminar will take place in the Philippines, and the other half will happen in Hong Kong where families hire mostly Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers.

Special attention  will focus on how faith-based communities are assisting migrant workers in their struggles for justice and human rights.

Need-based scholarships are available to Grace Presbytery participants.

Contact Joanna Kim via email or at 214-393-5602.

New Ideas Start Here

Mission Initiative Grants

Does your congregation have an idea for a new ministry? Do you need “seed money” to make it happen?

The purpose of the Congregational Mission Initiative Grant is to encourage and support congregations in the creation of new and innovative ministries within the church and communities they serve. These funds are intended to be “seed money” that will enable congregations to create new ministries, and as such, they are limited to one year of funding.

The Mission Initiative Grant application is located in the Document Library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Joanna Kim

Director of Ministry Services

Joanna@gracepresbytery.org

2019

Mission Coworkers

rev. cathy chang

From their home base in Manila, Philippines, Cathy Chang and Juan Lopez will help global partners address issues of migration and human trafficking.  The UN’s International Labor Organization estimates 21 million people are victims of coerced labor and/or forced sexual exploitation.  While human trafficking is a worldwide problem, countries in Asia are increasingly vulnerable. Cathy and Juan will work with Asian churches and non-governmental organizations to help coordinate efforts related to the scourge of modern-day slavery. They will also resource various programs of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and US congregations concerned about the issue.

Cathy’s Blog

 

rev. sharon bryant

Rev. Dr. Sharon Bryant is a Minister member of Grace Presbytery. She was appointed as coordinator of Christian volunteers with the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT) in January 2011. She helps place volunteer English teachers in 25 schools supported by the CCT, orienting and equipping the volunteers, visiting them and the schools regularly and ensuring the overall smooth functioning of the Christian Volunteers Thailand Program. By expanding English offerings, the CCT hopes to strengthen the church’s witness as it gives Thai students an important tool for success in academia and international commerce.

Sharon’s Blog

 

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