One of the core values at Arden Presbyterian Church is our commitment to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus tells his disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." These last instructions from Jesus to his disciples are a command to proclaim the name of Jesus to every corner of this planet. From a human perspective, accomplishing this task seems impossible. But we must remember that we serve a great God who is himself committed to accomplishing his purposes and who delights to use his people as his instruments.
The Missions Committee at Arden is responsible for the review and oversight of Arden's mission efforts, working with our missionaries, and facilitating missions trips, both local and international. We currently support more than 30 missionary units.
Faith Promise Giving
The support of individual missionaries is through Faith Promise giving. These funds are offerings over and above the regular tithe and offerings. While these gifts can be given at anytime during the year, our members make pledges at the conclusion of our annual Missions Festival. It is on the basis of these pledges that our missions committee sets the budget for our missions support. Our 2017 Missions Festival is scheduled for January 18-22.
What You Can Do
We're committed to every member involvement by the motto, GO-PRAY-SEND
- GO: You can go on one of our local mission trips or on one of our international mission trips.
- PRAY: Please pray for our missionaries weekly. We assist you in this by providing up-to-date information on how to pray for our missionaries in the "Missions Moment" section of the bulletin each Sunday.
- SEND: Be prayerful about your finances being used to support and send out new missionaries.
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