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MISSIONS

Our mission statement is to make, mobilize, and multiply disciples of Christ to be faithfully present on the North Shore and around the world. Local and global outreach tie directly to our mission statement and allow us to live out Jesus' command in Acts 1:8: to be "witnesses in Judea, Samaria, and to all the ends of the earth."

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2023 ANNUAL GLOBAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE

October 27-29

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body,

though many, are one body, so it is with Christ." 1 Corinthians 12:12

Join us for this year's Global Missions Conference!

The theme this year is"The Body in Motion" based on 1 Cointhians 12:12

Reverend Greg Hills will be speaking to us about God's heart for mission,

our call as the Body, and ways to respond.

 

The conference also includes:

  • A workshop on how to prepare for missions on Saturday morning!

  • Updates from our missionaries around the world!

  • A chance to build care packages for children of refugees and immigrants

  • A robust children's program

  • Dinner and fellowship

This year we will be having a potluck style dinner! Please bring your favorite dish to share! Sign up link is below.

Questions? Please contact our Global Missions Intern, Lily Souza.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We currently support the following local organizations with finances and other resources:

Dedicated to providing short term housing and case management for homeless families on the North Shore.  

Focused on serving the needs of minors who are imprisoned or recently released from prison.  

A sanctuary for those who have been rescued out of high control destructive groups or cults.

A safe home for women who have experienced sex trafficking.

Serving the needs of college students at Salem State University, Endicott College, and Montserrat College of Art.

Community Outreach
Missions

GLOBAL MISSIONS

We’re partnered with our sending church, First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich, MA, for global missions. To learn more about Global Missions at our church, check out this video.

Epicenters

Our global missions efforts are focused in three strategic geographical locations or “epicenters": Arab World, East Asia, and Bangladesh. 

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Global Missions Values

Gospel-Centered

We seek to be faithful to the spreading of the gospel message so that more people would come to know the salvation of Christ across the world.

Recklessly Dependent

We believe that God calls us away from the status quo and to take risks by faith in his strength for the sake of his eternal Kingdom.

Altogether Integrated

We believe that global missions is not simply a compartmentalized ministry exclusively for specialists; rather, global missions should involve a comprehensive involvement from all of the members of our congregation. 

Strategically Focused

By refining our direction through prayer, a Biblical assessment of global needs, and our church’s unique calling, our church seeks to focus our global missions sending, praying and giving in three strategic areas (“Epicenters”): the Middle East, Bangladesh, and China.

Passion for God's Glory

Ultimately, we are fueled by a desire to extend the worship of God among the nations.

Get Involved

  • Attend the annual Global Missions Conference 

  • Receiving missionary newsletters

  • Serving on the Global Missions Team

  • Giving toward Faith Promise (You must indicate that you are designating your gift toward ‘Global Missions, Faith Promise’). All of our financial support for our work is mainly raised through our annual Faith Promise giving.  Once a year, during our Missions Conference week, we ask our congregation to pledge financial commitments beyond what they give to our regular annual budget. These pledges collectively become our Faith Promise, or missions budget, for the year. For the safety of many of our international missionaries serving in areas that are hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we do not list their names or organizations on our website.

 

  • Short-term Trips | Whether you have been given the gifts of mercy and justice, a college student looking for a missions internship, or looking to use your business skills for the Kingdom of God; there are a multiplicity of needs and opportunities to serve internationally. 

  •  Mid/Long-term | Ultimately, we are praying to identify, train, and send individuals and/or families to serve long-term in one of our Epicenters. If you are interested in long-term missions or have any questions, please reach out! 

  • Browse mid- and long-term opportunities with MTW.

  • Steps to becoming an MTW missionary

  • MTW 1 % Campaign: Our denomination’s missions organization, Mission To the World (MTW), recently began a campaign to challenge every PCA congregation to pledge 1% of their members to global missions. Center Grace and FPC have joined this 1% pledge and we would ask that you pray for God to raise up global missionaries in our congregation and congregations across the world. You will hear more information about the 1% campaign in the coming months leading up to the global missions conference.

Danvers 2.jpg

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

We currently support the following local organizations with finances and other resources:

Dedicated to providing short term housing and case management for homeless families on the North Shore.  

Focused on serving the needs of minors who are imprisoned or recently released from prison.  

A sanctuary for those who have been rescued out of high control destructive groups or cults.

A safe home for women who have experienced sex trafficking.

Serving the needs of college students at Salem State University, Endicott College, and Montserrat College of Art.

Community Outreach
Missions

GLOBAL MISSIONS

We’re partnered with our sending church, First Presbyterian Church in Ipswich, MA, for global missions. To learn more about Global Missions at our church, check out this video.

Epicenters

Our global missions efforts are focused in three strategic geographical locations or “epicenters": Arab World, East Asia, and Bangladesh. 

Screen Shot 2023-01-11 at 10.57.57 AM.png

Global Missions Values

Gospel-Centered

We seek to be faithful to the spreading of the gospel message so that more people would come to know the salvation of Christ across the world.

Recklessly Dependent

We believe that God calls us away from the status quo and to take risks by faith in his strength for the sake of his eternal Kingdom.

Altogether Integrated

We believe that global missions is not simply a compartmentalized ministry exclusively for specialists; rather, global missions should involve a comprehensive involvement from all of the members of our congregation. 

Strategically Focused

By refining our direction through prayer, a Biblical assessment of global needs, and our church’s unique calling, our church seeks to focus our global missions sending, praying and giving in three strategic areas (“Epicenters”): the Middle East, Bangladesh, and China.

Passion for God's Glory

Ultimately, we are fueled by a desire to extend the worship of God among the nations.

Get Involved

  • Attend the annual Global Missions Conference 

  • Receiving missionary newsletters

  • Serving on the Global Missions Team

  • Giving toward Faith Promise (You must indicate that you are designating your gift toward ‘Global Missions, Faith Promise’). All of our financial support for our work is mainly raised through our annual Faith Promise giving.  Once a year, during our Missions Conference week, we ask our congregation to pledge financial commitments beyond what they give to our regular annual budget. These pledges collectively become our Faith Promise, or missions budget, for the year. For the safety of many of our international missionaries serving in areas that are hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we do not list their names or organizations on our website.

 

  • Short-term Trips | Whether you have been given the gifts of mercy and justice, a college student looking for a missions internship, or looking to use your business skills for the Kingdom of God; there are a multiplicity of needs and opportunities to serve internationally. 

  •  Mid/Long-term | Ultimately, we are praying to identify, train, and send individuals and/or families to serve long-term in one of our Epicenters. If you are interested in long-term missions or have any questions, please reach out! 

  • Browse mid- and long-term opportunities with MTW.

  • Steps to becoming an MTW missionary

  • MTW 1 % Campaign: Our denomination’s missions organization, Mission To the World (MTW), recently began a campaign to challenge every PCA congregation to pledge 1% of their members to global missions. Center Grace and FPC have joined this 1% pledge and we would ask that you pray for God to raise up global missionaries in our congregation and congregations across the world. You will hear more information about the 1% campaign in the coming months leading up to the global missions conference.

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR YEARLY RAMADAN DINNER

WHEN: Monday, April 24th

WHAT: Every year we get together for fellowship, prayer, and fasting on behalf of Muslims around the world.

Stay tuned for more information!

WHY pray and fast during Ramadan as Christians?
Historically we have asked our congregations to pray (and if able, fast) during the period of time in which Muslims are engaged in Ramadan because ultimately, our desire is that they would encounter Jesus through the Gospel. For some background, we have learned from our missionaries in Muslim contexts that in Islamic tradition, one of the “high points” of Ramadan is a “Night of Power” during the final stretch of this season. Many Muslims pray for a special encounter with God during this “Night of Power.” Many Christians in Islamic countries will pray that during this time, Jesus will reveal himself to their Islamic friends, whether it be through ordinary means like the preaching of the Gospel, reading the New Testament, having a conversation with a believer, or even through “extraordinary” means. Many Muslims who come to faith in Jesus will testify that at some point, they had a dream in which they encountered Jesus or in which they were told to read the New Testament through which they come to learn about who Jesus is and what He has done in his perfect life, sacrificial death and triumph over the grave. These are the things that we are praying for along with our missionaries and all Christian workers who are serving in those countries.

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