Mission Ministries

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” Luke 12:48

First Presbyterian’s Mission Team

The Mission Team is a coordinating council of representatives from various mission committees.  The purpose of the Mission Team is to inform, educate, and inspire our congregation regarding opportunities for loving response to local and world needs in the name of Christ.

The main tasks and responsibilities of the Mission Team are to:
  • Establish a thoughtful mission vision and develop the ministry in accordance with that vision
  • Serve the church by studying biblical and mission issues and learning about particular areas of the world
  • Decide what mission projects to support and how to support it (fundraisers, designated funds, budget funds, requests to congregation for donations)  
  • Elevate the church’s awareness of the biblical basis for missions, the need for community and world evangelism
  • Increase congregational participation in missions
  • Stimulate prayer for missionaries and world missions including correspondence with missionaries
  • Ensure that pastors, staff and church leaders participate in mission projects
  • Develop policy and procedures related to the ministry

Mission opportunities are promoted through the church newsletter, Sunday bulletin, social media, minute for mission during worship service, and bulletin board displays.

Each member is welcome to join a mission committee, volunteer, or experience the power of Christian service.  Below are the Mission Team members, and please feel free to talk with them about Missions at First Presbyterian.

  • John Muirhead, Elder and Liaison to Mission Team
  • Elizabeth Pippen, World Mission
  • Mary Gritten, Community Mission Deacons
  • Gene Morgan, Mission Possible
  • John Muirhead, Amateur Preachers 
  • Barbara Fuller-Curry, Environmental Stewardship 
  • Sabrina Hwu and Charlene Bremer, Presbyterian Women
  • Tracy Dace, Compassion, Peace and Justice 
  • Pat Metcalf, Cuba Steering Committee
  • Rev. Chuck Carlson, Interim Pastor
  • Kristi Corbin, Missions Coordinator
  • Debra Miller, ESL Coordinator
  • Mindy Watts-Ellis, Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Director
Would you like to learn more about Presbyterian Missions across the globe?  Just go to the Presbyterian Mission Yearbook page  and you can read about Missions daily.