In this resource you will find stories of people—from across Canada and around the world—sharing God’s love, hope, peace and justice with those around them. Through your prayers and gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, Presbyterian World Service & Development, the Women’s Missionary Society and Atlantic Mission Society you are helping support the mission and ministry featured in these stories.
Each story includes a reflection, discussion questions, hymn suggestions and a prayer. You can use this resource as a mission study or Bible study. You could also share the stories as part of a sermon series.
Congregations have permission to use and copy all or any part of this document. Include stories in newsletters, incorporate them into sermons, reflect on them in Bible studies. Feel free to be creative!
What’s the Difference?
Presbyterians Sharing funds The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s overall mission and ministry in Canada and around the world. Support for Presbyterians Sharing comes from congregations, individuals and grants from the Women’s Missionary Society and Atlantic Mission Society.
Presbyterian World Service & Development
is The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s development and relief agency. PWS&D raises funds over and above Presbyterians Sharing from congregations, individuals and government grants to overcome poverty and address disasters in Africa, Asia and Central America. Support from the PCC helps keep administrative costs low. International Ministries mission personnel, funded through Presbyterians Sharing, often work with partners who receive grants from PWS&D.
What Are the Mission Societies?
Women’s Missionary Society encourages members and all people of the church to be involved in local and world mission through prayer, study, service and fellowship. The WMS provides an annual grant to support the mission work of Presbyterians Sharing and supports PWS&D programs and other Canadian and international special projects. WMS groups can be found in congregations from Quebec to British Columbia.
Atlantic Missionary Society gathers to glorify God and to support mission endeavours through The Presbyterian Church in Canada with prayer, study and service. The AMS provides an annual grant to support Presbyterians Sharing and supports PWS&D programs and other Canadian and international special projects. AMS groups are located in the Atlantic provinces.
Every gift matters! Give online, by mail or through your congregation. Use mission moments, posters, videos, PowerPoint and worship resources to promote Presbyterians Sharing in your congregation. Gifts to PWS&D, the WMS, AMS and Gifts of Change also support our mission partners and complement gifts to Presbyterians Sharing.
Participate in General Assembly
Be part of the decision-making process that shapes the future of our denomination. Follow the proceedings on the web, read the reports and implement the recommended actions.
Join a Mission Society
The Women’s Missionary Society and Atlantic Mission Society encourage involvement in local and world mission through prayer, study, service and fellowship. WMS groups are located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec and AMS groups are located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
Connect with our mission partners
* Invite a mission speaker to come to your church and share stories about the work of our PCC partners. Click here to find out more about mission speakers.
* Go on a mission trip and experience mission first-hand. Read more about mission opportunities here.
* Participate in Youth in Mission. Learn more here.
Advocate for justice
Respond to the biblical call to seek justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God. Advocate for climate justice. Care for creation. Build relationships with Indigenous people. Walk with low income neighbours to seek dignity and basic necessities such as housing and nutritious food. Advocate for peace and human rights. Invite a Justice Ministries speaker to preach or lead workshops on climate change, healing and reconciliation, the Israel-Palestine conflict, migrant workers and poverty.
Respond with Presbyterian World Service & Development
Respond to emergencies and help build sustainable communities through PWS&D. Become an advocate and PWS&D will send you all the latest news and resources so that you can spread the word about this important work to your congregation. Find out more at WeRespond.ca
Develop a new skill and grow your ministry
Contact us for ideas on developing leadership skills, growing ministries with children and youth, enhancing worship and evangelism programs or expanding stewardship efforts. Check out conference opportunities like Stewards by Design. Connect with regional staff in your Synod to see how they can help.
Mission in Canada
Through gifts to Presbyterians Sharing, The Presbyterian Church in Canada partners with presbyteries and local ministries to support mission and ministry initiatives across the country.
Your gifts help create new ministries, help churches grow, allow struggling ministries to be reborn and provide support, hope and resources for inner city, refugee and native ministries.
Presbyterians Sharing helps inner city, refugee and Indigenous ministries bring hope and transformation to the lives of individuals and communities.
Presbyterians Sharing supports congregations involved in intentional programs of transformation, and congregations and pastoral charges working towards becoming self-sufficient. Through God’s grace, new worshipping communities and congregations are springing up and taking root across our denomination.
Presbyterians Sharing also equips congregations for Christian education, worship, evangelism, stewardship, youth ministry, leadership development and justice work. Grants to synods and presbyteries support creative initiatives for ministry and mission across Canada. Events like Canada Youth and Stewards by Design bring people from across Canada together to share experiences and learn new skills.
Mission Around the World
Effective mission partnership is a covenant relationship between people—often of diverse backgrounds—who are striving to bring about God’s realm of justice and peace. Through International Ministries, Presbyterians Sharing sends mission personnel to support and accompany international partners and provides grants to support their work in Christian education, Bible translation, evangelism, leadership development and theological education. Presbyterian World Service & Development supports the development, relief and refugee work of international partners.
Country & Partner
|Korea||Presbyterian Church of Korea||IM|
|Lebanon||The near East School of theology (NEST)||IM|
|Joint Christian Committee (JCC)||IM|
|Malawi||CCAP- Blantyre Synod||IM / PWS&D|
|Mulanje Mission hospital||IM / PWS&D|
|Zomba Theological Seminary||IM|
|CCAP — Livingstonia Synod||IM / PWS&D|
|Ekwendeni Hospital AIDS Program (EHAP)||PWS&D|
|Livingstonia Synod AIDS Program (LIiSAP)||PWS&D|
|Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (SOLDEV)||PWS&D|
|Synod of Livingstonia Health Department||PWS&D|
|Theological Education by Extension in Malawi (TEEM)||IM|
|Churches Action for Development & Relief (CARD)||PWS&D|
|Mauritius||Presbyterian Church of Mauritius||IM|
|Formation Biblique et Théologique à Maurice||IM|
|Bible Society of Mauritius (BSM)||IM|
|Nepal||United Mission to Nepal (UMN)||IM|
|International Nepali Fellowship (INF)||IM / PWS&D|
|Nicaragua||Comite pro Alianza Denominancial (Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD)||PWS&D / IM|
|The Institute for Human Promotion – Managua (INPHRU)||PWS&D|
|Asociacion Soya de Nicaragua (SOYNICA)||PWS&D|
|Nigeria||Presbyterian Church of Nigeria||IM|
|Abakaliki Literacy and Translation Trust||IM|
|Community World Service Asia (CWSA)||PWS&D|
|Taiwan||Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT)||IM|
|Bible Society of Taiwan (BST)||IM|
|Romania||Transylvanian Reformed Church in Romania||IM|
|Protestant Theological Institute of Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca||IM|
|Reformed Church in Romania, Kiralyhagomellek District||IM|
|Ukraine||Hungarian Reformed Church in Sub-Carpathian Ukraine||IM|
|Regional||Christian Conference of Asia||IM|
|Caribbean and North American Council for Mission (CANACOM)||IM|
|Middle East Council of Churches||IM|
|Department of Service for Palestinian Refugees (DSPR)||IM|
|Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)||IM|
|Worldwide||World Council of Churches||IM / PWS&D|
|Canadian Foodgrains Bank||PWS&D|
IM — International Ministries
PWS&D — Presbyterian World Service & Development