General Mission Pledge 2013
The great ends of the church are; the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind, the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God, the maintenance of divine worship, the preservation of truth, the promotion of social righteousness, and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
Each member and congregation in the Presbytery of Twin Cities Area has a unique role to play in living out the great ends of the church. Working together allows us to work together to advance God’s mission. Mission offerings from congregations and individuals go towards supporting New Church Developments like Familia de Fe and Chain of Lakes, support for the training of future pastors, offering aid to those in need after a disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and several other important functions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Below are some of the ministries that are support through PTCA Mission Giving.
Preaching the Gospel
“the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind”
In Minnesota and around the world, mission funding goes to futher God’s mission through the planting of new faith communities and the support of missionaries in countries such as Germany and Ghana. Read how mission funding makes a difference in the lives of people worldwide.
Chain of Lakes New Church Development- Blaine, MN
Jay and Nancy Adams-Missionaries in Germany
“the promotion of social righteousness”
Christians are called to pursue justice and promote righteousness in the land. The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area supports ministries that seek to give the voiceless a voice and set the oppress free. Read on how we work to bring about God’s shalom in the world.
Minnesota Council of Churches
“the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God”
Christians are made, not born. Followers of Jesus Christ grow through the study of God’s word, regular worship, and daily prayer. Presbytery mission dollars allows faith communities to train and prepare Christian Educators and Youth Leaders, allowing them to nurture both new and old Christians. Read about Presbytery support for the Resource Center for Churches, an ecumenical ministry supporting faith communities throughout Minnesota.
Where is the kingdom of God? We might be able to see bits and pieces of it in our 70 congregations throughout Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Mission and Witness Grants allow churches to go from walls of the church, carrying the light of Christ to their community and the whole world.