Ghana Mission TripThe Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Experience Mission program has been designed to allow congregations and individuals to accompany Presbyterian mission partners in Canada and overseas through short-term mission experiences. As you share in the mission of the church you will serve others, enhance your personal growth, learn skills and grow in your faith.

For more information, email Matt Foxall or call 416-441-1111 or 1-800-619-7301 ext. 259.

 

 


Amkhut ChurchfolkDiscover Ministry in India

Dates: March 9–24, 2015
Application deadline: January 6, 2015 (Space is limited so apply early)

In 1888, Dr. John Buchanan and Dr. Mary McKay boarded a ship heading for India as PCC medical missionaries. On the ship, they fell in love and were married a month after landing. And so began the Buchanans’ joint ministry in what to today is the state of Madhya Pradesh – primarily ministering with Bhil communities – some of India’s aboriginal peoples.

Today the congregations in the Bhil region continue to be involved in ministries of evangelism, health, education and justice in their communities. Living in a state with ‘anti-conversion’ laws, Christians there have endured false imprisonment, arson, harassment for their faith but still persevere.

Discover this historic partnership and learn from our Christian brothers and sisters as they strive to follow Christ in this challenging environment. See how schools, hospitals, village health programs and HIV and AIDS work are changing people’s lives. Meet retired missionary Pauline Brown and PCC partner congregations. Get to know and learn from our partner Christians. Participate in work supported by PWS&D and Presbyterians Sharing.

This mission opportunity will be lead by Karen Plater, Associate Secretary for Stewardship and the Rev. Don Muir, Deputy Clerk, General Assembly.

Mission Trip to India Application Form


Jake Fraser EAPPIProvide Ecumenical Accompaniment in the Palestinian Territories

Three-month opportunities starting quarterly. Applications are accepted year-round.

Are you willing to make a real and tangible difference in the life of a community? The Presbyterian Church in Canada is looking for volunteers to participate in the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel.  We are seeking people willing to spend three-months in a Palestinian village as Ecumenical Accompaniers.

Ecumenical Accompaniers:

  • Provide accompaniment to both Palestinians and Israelis living under occupation
  • Advocate for peace and justice by offering a protective, non-violent presence
  • Live among Palestinians and Israelis to learn and share real life stories
  • Commit to engaging in public speaking, writing articles and other advocacy  initiatives after return home.

Contact Matt Foxall if you are interested in helping fill this vital role.

Aug 1 workingTeach English in China

July 2015 – one month
Deadline for applications: February 1, 2015
Space is limited, so apply early!

The Amity Summer English Program is a one-month adventure for fluent English speakers to teach rural Chinese middle school English teachers how to develop their listening and speaking skills. These teachers are often the only ones who speak English in their school and have very little opportunity to maintain and improve their skills. As you help provide a three-week English training course you will learn first-hand about China and its people, worship in local churches, experience life with Chinese Christian and help promote cross-cultural dialogue.

Athena, the teacher of 55 grade one students in rural China shares “learning about the traditions and beliefs of Canadians and comparing them to Chinese practices, has shown that we are all similar; we all have the same goal, to share our love of language and to help our students be the best they can be.”

Janice Harper, a 2013 volunteer from Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, ON, says “My own approach to teaching has even changed as a result of our experiences in China, and that is after being a teacher for 32 years!”

Contact Matt Foxall if you are interested in helping fill this vital role.

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