Sermons and Liturgy is a thematic collection of sermons and liturgical materials celebrating the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP). It helps pastors develop SDOP-themed worship services and provides insight into the Biblical and theological foundations of the SDOP ministry.
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Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-worker Sharon Bryant. The card includes a photo and overview of her work.
Sharon coordinates volunteers who come to Thailand on short-term mission assignments to teach English. They serve Thai students in grades K-12 who attend the 25 Christian schools of the Church of Christ in Thailand. In addition to teaching, the volunteers share their lives of faith and leave a lasting impact on the schools and the surrounding communities. Those who lead the Thai church today have stories of such volunteers in their past. Sharon’s goal is to help the next ...
Tragically, after surviving decades of civil war and achieving independence, South Sudan continues to endure cycles of ethnic, political and resource-based conflict. This violence, however, does not reflect the hearts of the masses who long for a peaceful future for their children. While South Sudanese work diligently to address these issues, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Reformed Church in America have joined their efforts by sending Reverends Nancy & Shelvis Smith-Mather. Shelvis is the Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute(RPI). The RPI equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy ...
Sharing the mission trip experience helps other people in your church learn about people and places with which they are unfamiliar. Telling the story brings others along with you in an experience they didn’t get to have. What you say and the images you show can have a lasting impact on your listener or reader. Use these tips to help craft respectful mission stories. For more information about short-term mission, visit pcusa.org/toolkits/short-term-mission.
Intended for short-term mission and study tour leaders, this toolkit offers resources for discerning whether to go, where to go and how to prepare for and guide a group. You will find insightful resources and practical tools to plan, prepare for, lead and participate in short-term, cross-cultural trips with humility and an openness to learn and grow. This document explains how to use this toolkit. To learn more, visit pcusa.org/toolkits/short-term-mission.
Use this list to determine what items you should bring with you on a short-term mission trip. For more information about short-term mission, visit pcusa.org/toolkits/short-term-mission.
Mission co-workers Ellen and Al Smith reflect on the importance of having travel medical insurance when traveling outside the U.S. Medical care in many foreign places is not always up to the standards we are accustomed to in the U.S. Even in industrialized countries, medical care in rural areas may not match what is available in the capital. Additionally, U.S. medical coverage may not pay for services rendered in other countries. For more information about short-term mission, visit pcusa.org/toolkits/short-term-mission.
Not all short-term, church-related trips outside of one’s familiar, close-to-home comfort zone are considered (or called) mission trips. Some trips are considered study tours to learn about an issue, a people or a place. Some are called partnership trips because they are short-term trips carried out within the framework of an ongoing, long-term “partnership” between two church-related communities, often with a purpose of mutual learning and fellowship. Whatever kind of trip you are going on, and whatever it is called, this workbook is intended for use by the participants of any short-term travel into a context and culture different ...
A resource sheet for socially responsible investing.