Evangelical Presbyterian Church
World Outreach: ENGAGE 2025
The goal of Engage 2025 is for each presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church to engage with a Muslim people group that currently has no churches and where no Jesus-followers are actively engaged in disciple-making. By sending a team of disciple-makers to them, the hope is to plant self-replicating Protestant Reformed churches in unreached communities by the year 2025.
The EPC Presbytery of the East (POTE), of which PCKS is a part, is working in the Northern Caucasus region of the Russian Federation.
Project resources will by used for the development of disciple-making teams
within presbyteries, research, training & coaching, and care for team members.
Rebekah Meyerend: United World Mission/Evangelism in Depth for Children-Mexico (EFIM-Evangelismo a Fondo Infantil de Mexico)
United World Mission helps grow disciple-making communities around the world that worship, love, serve, and proclaim the good news of Christ everywhere. Their missionaries partner with leaders, churches, and ministries in over 30 nations. Rebekah heads the Evangelism in Depth for Children Mexico program. The goal of this ministry is to reach the children of the Mexican republic with the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is accomplished by mobilizing, training, and equipping Christian children in sharing their testimonies about Christ. Rebekah offers workshops in local churches for children and adults, training them in effective and creative methods of evangelism, prayer, and discipleship. Workshops may include puppets, clowns, dramatizing and narrating Bible stories, prayer, and homework clubs. Helping churches establish their own children's ministries also is one of Rebekah's aims.
Skip and Carol Tobin: Virginia Mennonite Missions
901 Parkwood Dr.,
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Broadly speaking, Skip and Carol get to be advocates for mission--in both local and overseas contexts.
Carol serves in a part-time role as Asia Regional Director with Virginia Mennonite Missions. The Tobins were VMMissions' first affiliated workers in Asia. Their footprint has since increased, with Carol now providing direction for a new Bangkok-based team, and tracking with affiliated workers elsewhere in Thailand, China, Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia.
Skip continues to serve as Director for VMM USA church planting. His mandate in this role is to "nurture a movement of new missional communities and challenge, encourage and equip existing congregations and districts toward their own missional futures."
Rather than programs or projects, Carol and Skip are putting their energy into making desciples,who can then make disciples, both in local and global contexts. They report they are seeing fruit in staying focused on the basics!
Glad Tidings India
Rev. William D. Teate, Jr.
Glad Tidings India
53 Harristown Road
Paradise, PA 17562
To train and equip Indian churches to reach their fellow countrymen with the Gospel by providing:
Scriptures in the languages of India
Strategy & training for Church Planting
Bible-content literacy classes
Vacation Bible Schools
Ministry is occurring among 103 Unreached People Groups. Glad Tidings desires to begin work among 115 groups by the end of 2017.
Redeemer City to City/Athens Project
1359 Broadway, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10018
Redeemer City to City focuses on church planting for the renewal of global cities and content resources for leaders who want to bring the power of the gospel to every part of life. With a focus on training, coaching, serving, and financially supporting church planters in cities in Europe, Africa, and a North American urban network, they provide two-day immersion programs, a five-week residency program in NYC, and a two-year program to serve, train and develop church planters in targeted cities.
City to City also provides a program to prepare local trainers to deliver church planting training to other local leaders and is coaching, serving, and assisting new and existing church plants in Athens, Greece. The Athens Project launched their church in the district of Exarcheia in Athens, Greece, on Easter 2013. The leaders of this plant are Tim Coomar and Alexandros Pipilios, graduates of Westminster Seminary in Glenside, PA. Exarcheia is home to many writers, journalists, artists, and intellectuals, but also has been the location of riots and anti-authority demonstrations. PCKS is delighted to partner with the Athens Project in establishing a gospel-centered church in this strategic global city. Also, Exarcheia Church is part of a wider church planting vision for Athens known as “Polis-Athens City Initiatives.” Please visit http://polis.org.gr for an overview of “Polis.”