Brooklyn Presbyterian Church supports mission
efforts locally and around the world. Over the years,
Presbyterian missionaries have planted churches, built
hospitals, and started schools on every continent. The seeds
sown by those missionaries have, in many places, developed into
self-sustaining churches and institutions now led by local
Christians. In fact, more than 94 million Christians around the
world now belong to churches that were founded or co-founded by
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission workers.
Today, more than 200 mission coworkers engage
in God’s mission: to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ,
help the most vulnerable - women and children, and promote
reconciliation within cultures of violence.
In additional to these
denominational efforts, members of BPC routinely
volunteer in short-term mission activities, supported by
the local church. Several members volunteer with the
Michigan Helps Medical Team to provide medical treatment
and construction services to rural Guatemalans.
Others on this team install efficient stoves in homes in
rural Guatemala, These help to alleviate burns and
respiratory and eye issues associated with living around
an open fire, and require about 70 percent less
Other members travel to share in mission with
Christians in Nicaragua or host exchanges with Christians from
Nicaragua visiting here.
In addition to world mission, our
U-Turn youth group engages in a summer
mission project in a needy community every other year.
Other mission efforts supported by our church
include the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Fund, Hunger
Program, Peacemaking Program; The Aware Shelter, Big
Brothers/Big Sisters of Jackson, Jackson Interfaith Shelter,
Special Olympics, Salvation Army, Operation Christmas Child,
CROP Walk, Brooklyn Food Pantry, among others.
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