Global Mission Opportunities

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Global Mission Opportunities2018-11-16T13:31:54+00:00

Ghana - 2017The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s Global 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 experiencemission [at] presbyterian [dot] ca or call 416-441-1111 or

Allie with her classTeach English in China

Dates: July 2019 (exact dates TBD)
Application deadline: 
March 1, 2019

The Amity Summer English Program (SEP) 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.

Allie Piatkowski (Knox Waterloo, ON) and Jennifer McDougall (St. Andrew’s, Mt. Forest, ON) participated in the Amity SEP program in 2017. In their reflection, they shared that “We had the opportunity to know the beautiful hearts of the teachers, who were each so open to learning and thankful for our teachings. Strong relationships were formed, between the North American and Chinese teachers, and between the Chinese teachers themselves, many of whom did not know one another before the program began.”

Contact Lily Ko if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.

Palestine/Israel: A Moment of Truth Witness Tour

Dates: May 6-17, 2019
Participant Contribution and Deadlines:
Register by November 5, 2018 – $3500 (Early Bird)
Register by January 21, 2019 – $4000

Led by the Rev. Noel and the Rev. Dr. Dorcas Gordon, this trip will:

  • Meet and worship with local Palestinian Christians
  • Travel to Hebron, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Haifa, Jerusalem and other historic cities
  • Visit Biblical sites in Jericho, the River Jordan, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, The Mount of Beatitudes and Tiberius
  • Meet with leaders and human rights groups from different faith communities to hear their experiences
  • Learn about peace building initiatives being undertaken by partners of The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Learning Hope statue

For more information contact the Mission Trip Coordinator:
experiencemission [at] presbyterian [dot] ca

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Healing and Reconciliation Tour: Continuing the Journey

Dates: June 15–26, 2019
Participant Contribution and Deadlines:
Register by December 1, 2018: $997 (Super Early Bird)
Register by February 1, 2019: $1,200 (Early Bird)
Register by April 1, 2019: $1,500

The cost of the healing and reconciliation trip includes your flight to Winnipeg and return flight from Saskatoon, local transportation, accommodation and costs of any cultural experiences. Meals are extra, though there may be some hosted meals. Every effort will be made to find reasonable places to eat.

In 1994, The Presbyterian Church in Canada confessed its role in the tragic legacy of the Indian Residential Schools. This trip, led by David Phillips, will help you learn some of the complex issues related to the PCC’s involvement in the schools and how we have been walking alongside and with Indigenous brothers and sisters as we live out the spirit of the confession and work towards reconciliation. You will:

  • Visit PCC ministries working with Indigenous peoples in Kenora, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Mistawasis
  • See cultural and historic sites like the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and meet with representatives from the University of Manitoba Indigenous Business Education and more”
  • Listen to Indigenous people sharing their stories and experiences
  • Learn about healing and reconciliation initiatives being undertaken by people across Canada
  • Consider our response to issues of health, education, families, water and housing

Designed for both ministers and lay people.

Healing & Reconciliation tour

For more information contact the Mission Trip Coordinator:
experiencemission [at] presbyterian [dot] ca

Image of arrow pointing downHealing & Reconciliation Application 2019

Provide Ecumenical Accompaniment in the Palestinian Territories

Three-month opportunities starting quarterly. Applications are being accepted for 2019.

Are you passionate about human rights, justice and peace? Are you eager to learn about life in Palestine and Israel? The Presbyterian Church in Canada is accepting applications for volunteers to participate in the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. Ecumenical Accompaniers spend three months living in the West Bank or East Jerusalem to support the work of Palestinians and Israelis pursuing a just peace based on international law. Specifically, Ecumenical Accompaniers will:

EAPPI - Amy Zavitz
  • Live alongside local communities to witness life under occupation
  • Provide protective presence to vulnerable communities facing threats of settler violence or harassment
  • Monitor and report on human rights abuses and violations to international humanitarian law
  • Stand in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis pursuing a just peace through nonviolent resistance to the occupation
  • Commit to engaging in public speaking, writing articles and other advocacy initiatives after returning home

Contact Lily Ko if you are interested in participating in this mission experience.