Starting next week, dozens of mission co-workers will visit presbyteries across the country as part of the second World Mission Challenge.

From Sept. 25-Oct. 18, 45 mission speakers will visit 152 presbyteries, telling stories of how they’ve seen God at work in the world.

Although fundraising is not the goal of the challenge, speakers will educate Presbyterians about how they can support international mission prayerfully and financially.  

The challenge will end with the World Mission Celebration, an educational and networking event Oct. 22-24 in Cincinnati.

Some mission co-workers will be accompanied by International Peacemakers, people engaged in peacemaking in their own areas of the world. They are invited to by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to visit with Presbyterians in the United States to help explain peace and justice concerns of others around the world.

Five teams or mission co-workers and International Peacemakers will participate in the challenge, representing Sudan, the Philippines, Russia, Guatemala and Colombia. Their visits are coordinated by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

The mission co-workers will arrive in Louisville next week to participate in a commissioning service Sept. 24, during the meeting of the General Assembly Mission Council.

For a list of participating presbyteries, click here.

To search for a mission co-worker by name, click here

To read a more detailed PNS story about the World Mission Challenge, click here.

To read a more detailed PNS story about the partnership between mission co-workers and International Peacemakers, click here.