CPC’s leadership is working with the members of National Capital Presbytery to determine how our missional gift can be used in such a way that reflect our mutual values.
Our missions strategic goals center on the impact areas of poverty, vulnerable children, disaster relief, and church planting/revitalization.The NCP leadership noted that it is their hope “to not simply uphold our mutual values and vision, but to discern God’s vision for what work might be done for God’s Kingdom.”
Priorities for CPC’s Missional Gift
Presbytery Disaster Assistance. Over CPC’s history, we have given support (both financial gifts and labor through mission teams) to further the work of PDA. We have been active in recovery efforts of Hurricane Katrina, Super Storm Sandy, and more. PDA efforts will be greatly needed to assist southeast Texas in their recovery from Hurricane Harvey.
The Presbytery would use the funds to support the national need as well as establishing a Disaster Preparedness and Response committee that would work closely with sister Presbyteries (Baltimore, New Castle). Work of this committee would include training of response teams, as well as training to equip local churches in disaster preparedness and response. A similar project is occurring in the Elizabeth Presbytery. For more information on PDA: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Farthest Corners. Long-time mission partner, Austin House is in his 14th year of full-time mission work in southeast Asia. Now married to Sinte, they live in Burma/Myanmar. Their ministry plans to build a center to provide education for pre-school children. The impoverished country has a majority Buddhist population with a a small Chin Christian community. Austin and Sinte House have an incredible opportunity to impact a nearly inaccessible country.
The Presbytery would use the funds to support the House family as well as to create a Southeast Asian Global Network. This Network would provide connections among missionaries while also supporting projects focused on children and poverty. The funds would support some of the established projects of NCP’s Indonesian Fellowships, the Mizo congregation, as well as Farthest Corners.
Church Transformation. We support the development of congregations on the forefront of revitalizing the church’s Christ-centered presence in the neighborhood. The Presbytery would use the funds to support of the work of the New Thing Team. One example of their work is the new community, The Porch, in Lucketts, Virginia. NCP plans to do similar work in communities where churches are struggling. The existing faith community would continue to worship on Sunday mornings, but the New Thing team would come alongside and determine what the needs of the community are and how a fresh expression of the church might respond to those needs.
Community Coalition for Haiti. Founders of CCH are former CPC members, Pete and Karen Carr. CCH is impacting communities in Haiti with a focus on sustainable development. Working through a multi-faceted network, their vision is “a world transformed, in which every Child of God lives with dignity, fullness and hope. Our mission is to transform lives, one by one, through long term and community driven solutions in healthcare, education and community development.” The Presbytery would give a percentage of the missional gift to CCH; in addition to funds that the Presbytery already gives to this project through Global Missions. More info: Community Coalition for Haiti
If you have any questions concerning these ministries, feel free to contact our Director of Missions Sharon Hoover (email@example.com).