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The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


:20 Second Message

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

For more than 175 years, we’ve been part of the Presbyterian family—connecting Presbyterians for mission and ministry in the United States and more than 50 other countries.

The Presbyterian Mission Agency inspires, equips, and connects the PC(USA) to serve Christ in the world through new and existing communities of faith, hope, love, and witness.


2:00 Minute Message

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

For more than 175 years, we’ve been part of the Presbyterian family—connecting Presbyterians for mission and ministry in the United States and more than 50 other countries.

The Presbyterian Mission Agency inspires, equips, and connects the PC(USA) to serve Christ in the world through new and existing communities of faith, hope, love, and witness by 

  • working to cultivate, nurture, and sustain diverse, transformational leaders for Christ’s mission;
  • encouraging compassionate and prophetic discipleship by making, receiving, and sending disciples who demonstrate and proclaim God’s justice, peace, and love in an increasingly globalized world;
  • igniting a movement within the PC(USA) that results in the creation of 1,001 new worshiping communities;
  • engaging and joining with young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission;
  • engaging with, responding to, resourcing, and representing the General Assembly in alignment with the vision and mission for the Presbyterian Mission Agency;
  • ensuring organizational integrity by building confidence, trust, and engagement in all that the Presbyterian Mission Agency does.

2:00 Minute Message (by structure)

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

For more than 175 years, we’ve been part of the Presbyterian family—connecting Presbyterians for mission and ministry in the United States and more than 50 other countries.

The Presbyterian Mission Agency inspires, equips, and connects the PC(USA) to serve Christ in the world through communities of faith, hope, love, and witness via five ministry areas:

Compassion, Peace, and Justice works to make God’s community livable for all by

  • working to end poverty, oppression, and injustice; 
  • responding to natural and human-made disasters around the world;
  • caring for God’s creation.


Evangelism and Church Growth
works with individuals and congregations to

  • share the good news of Christ’s love;
  • strengthen existing churches and plant new ones.


Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries / Presbyterian Women
helps the church better reflect the makeup of our communities by

  • cultivating women and men leaders of all races and cultures for the church.


Theology, Worship, and Education
teaches people to think, pray, and live their faith

  • within congregations; 
  • through theological education;
  • by publishing top-notch discipleship curricula in English, Spanish, and Korean;
  • by supporting military chaplains in their ministry.


World Mission
brings God’s global family together to heal the wounds of poverty and violence and to proclaim God’s saving love by

  • sending and supporting almost 200 mission coworkers in more than 50 countries;
  • bringing global partners and US Presbyterians together to form communities of mission practice.

Who is the Presbyterian Mission Agency?

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is the mission arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

  • We are Presbyterians—YOUR mission agency. 
  • We are members of the Presbyterian family.


What does the Presbyterian Mission Agency do?

The Presbyterian Mission Agency inspires, equips, and connects the PC(USA) in its many expressions to serve Christ in the world through new and existing communities of faith, hope, love, and witness by

  • working to cultivate, nurture, and sustain diverse, transformational leaders;
  • encouraging compassionate and prophetic discipleship;
  • igniting a movement that results in the creation of 1,001 new worshiping communities;
  • engaging and joining with young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission;
  • engaging with, responding to, resourcing, and representing the General Assembly;
  • ensuring organizational integrity.

How is the Presbyterian Mission Agency organized?

Our governing board is made up of 40 voting and 15 corresponding members plus two ecumenical advisors.

The mission agency is made up of

  • nearly 350 employees;
  • 200 mission personnel in 50 countries

Five mission areas carry out the agency’s work:

  • Compassion, Peace, and Justice works to make God’s community livable for all.
  • Evangelism and Church Growth grows the church in evangelism.
  • Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries / Presbyterian Women grows the church in diversity.
  • Theology, Worship, and Education grows the church in discipleship.
  • World Mission brings God’s global family together to heal the wounds of poverty and violence and to proclaim God’s saving love in Jesus Christ.


Additional ministries and programs support these efforts:

  • Mission Resources tells the mission story.
  • Funds Development invites Presbyterians to participate in the mission story through financial gifts.


Compassion, Peace, and Justice

Works to make God’s community livable for all

  • Advocates for justice, freedom, and human fulfillment
  • Restores communities affected by disaster
  • Helps people help themselves 
  • Promotes peace and resolution to conflict


Guided by Isaiah 58:6–12: “. . . You’ll be known as those who . . . make the community livable again” (The Message).

Evangelism and Church Growth
Grows healthy churches and worshiping communities for the 21st century

  • Encourages passion for Jesus and service to community
  • Engages congregations with their neighborhoods


Guided by John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood” (The Message).

Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries / Presbyterian Women
Helps the church better reflect God’s beloved community

  • Equips racial ethnic and new-immigrant congregations
  • Develops multicultural communities of faith
  • Builds leaders of every race and gender
  • Works for racial and gender justice

Guided by Acts 2:1, “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place,” and Galatians 3:28, “There is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.”

Theology, Worship, and Education

  • Teaches Presbyterians to think, pray, and live the faith
  • Encourages transformational leadership for congregations
  • Provides theological, liturgical, and educational support
  • Engages the church in faith conversations
  • Supports theological education through 12 PC(USA)-related seminaries


Guided by Romans 12:2: “Be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God.”

World Mission
Engages Presbyterians in faithful and effective mission throughout the world

  • Sends and supports almost 200 mission coworkers in more than 50 countries
  • Connects US Presbyterians, global partners, and mission workers
  • Focuses on three critical global issues
        • Evangelism: training pastors for community transformation
        • Poverty alleviation: educating 100,001 children by 2020
        • Reconciliation: ending violence against women and children
  • For more info: pcusa.org/worldmission


Guided by Matthew 28:19–20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations . . .”

Communications and Funds Development

Mission Resources
Publishes print and electronic resources to interpret the work of the Presbyterian Mission Agency

  • Presbyterians Today magazine tells the mission story in articles and pictures.
  • Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study offers daily prayers and mission stories from mission workers and presbyteries.
  • Presbyterian Planning Calendar equips Presbyterian leaders for mission and ministry.


Guided by 2 Timothy 2:2: “What you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.”

Funds Development
Works in partnership with individuals, presbyteries, and congregations to generate funding for the work of the Presbyterian Mission Agency

  • Promotes a mindset of abundance and generosity as a means to fund Christ’s mission
  • Enhances giving to mission as an act of Christian financial discipleship
  • Provides counsel, models, and resources to increase funding


Guided by 2 Corinthians 9:8: “And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”


How is the Presbyterian Mission Agency funded?

The Presbyterian Mission Agency receives its funding from a variety of sources. (Details can be found at the back of the latest annual report.)

  • Funding for general mission (unrestricted)
    • Shared mission support
    • Unrestricted funds from
      • Endowments
      • Bequests and annuities
  • Funding for specific mission
    • Special offerings (such as One Great Hour of Sharing)
    • Special appeals (for disaster relief and other causes)
    • Bequests and annuities
    • Restricted endowments
  • Other
    • Sale of resources
    • Sale of curriculum
    • Special events


We declare in the Book of Order that “Christ calls the Church into being, giving it all that is necessary for its mission to the world” (F-1.0202).

Because we can do far more together than any of us could do individually, we invite individuals, congregations, and presbyteries to join in funding and carrying out Christ’s mission through the ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Both shared and designated mission giving are faithful ways to support Christ’s mission.