Presbytery of the James invites sessions to make pledges of support toward God’s mission for 2023.
Sometimes when we hear “mission” we only think of it as one aspect of a church or presbytery budget, but in reality, everything that we do is a part of God’s mission to the world.
We are blessed to be a healthy, vibrant, and courageous presbytery. God’s mission is much bigger than any one congregation can undertake on its own. The good news is that we are invited to covenant with the wider church as together we bear witness to Christ’s liberating work in the world.
Your congregation’s 2023 Covenant with the Presbytery of the James is an opportunity for you to embrace the mission and vision of the presbytery in tangible and faithful ways. Through your financial support of the ministries of the Presbytery of the James, the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic, and the General Assembly together we live into the hope of our calling.
The mission of God in Christ gives shape and substance to the life and work of the Church. In Christ, the Church participates in God’s mission for the transformation of creation and humanity by proclaiming to all people the good news of God’s love, offering to all people the grace of God at font and table, and calling all people to discipleship in Christ.
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