Serving the Church To advance God's Kingdom

A Special Easter Message

Jesus died and rose in victory to give us life and he is coming again to give us life anew. As we wait for Jesus to return and make all things new, we know that he came to offer himself in utter brokenness through crucifixion, to mend our broken lives and this broken world. We look for his coming to us now, by his Word and Spirit, by his gospel breaking into our lives more deeply and breaking out into the world more widely. This is the hope of all our efforts in church planting, church renewal, and engaging in missional partnerships. I rejoice in reporting good progress in that purpose and I am writing also to ask your prayers and support for God’s work through MNA.

MIdtown Church, St. Louis MO

God, by his grace and for his glory, is transforming the PCA through a vision for church planting. God continues to bring us godly, gifted men who – with their families – are committed to establishing new churches in all regions of North America. The PCA is among the leading church planting denominations and has seen a new mission church planted at an average of one per week for more than fifteen years. Efforts are underway to build on that growth through the development of new church planter recruitment and training programs throughout North America.

MNA Church Planter Training Participants

In addition to solid numbers in church planting, we have seen steady progress in missional partnerships with growth in Chaplain Ministries, English as a Second Language, Metanoia Prison Ministries, MNA Disaster Response, Refugee and Immigrant Ministry, Special Needs Ministries and others.

PCA members visit with prisoners on Family Day at Walker State Prison. MNA Metanoia Prison Ministries' successful Community Mentoring program is being replicated in other prisons
MNA Disaster Response Volunteer in South Carolina

Increasing numbers of church planters going to the field: across the PCA, we are working with churches and presbyteries toward developing programs that give greater priority to the recruitment and training of church planters.

Grace Presbyterian Church, a church plant in Jasper TN
Grace South Bay in San Jose CA
Trinity House, a church plant in Owasso, Oklahoma

Increased progress in ministry to diverse communities and people groups: the PCA is committed to providing leadership and resources to churches in their outreach to the many different groups in our society, including ministries specifically reaching out among African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants and refugees.

Annual MNA Hispanic American Ministries Convocation
Speakers at the PCA African American Leadership Development Resource Conference
Good Neighbor Team from Trinity Park Church in Morrisville NC Welcomes Refugees.

Gospel renewal: we pray and labor to see our congregations renewed individually and collectively in faith and repentance toward Christ; renewed in our first love for Jesus and his mission; renewed in vibrant worship, authentic community, fruitful witness, and beautiful kingdom expressions, all because of the gospel of Jesus.

Cristo Rey Spanish Language Prayer Group

Our vision at MNA: Serving the Church to advance God’s kingdom, “with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” Phil. 1:27. We can be confident that Christ is active in love and mercy toward people in all places and in all groups throughout North America. Let us follow him to those people, carrying the gospel with us. Will you commit to pray with us toward that end? Will you prayerfully consider a gift of financial support to MNA, so that God’s work may be advanced?

Thank you for standing with us in the call to be Christ’s ambassadors, his fellow workers, as he advances his gospel throughout the United States and Canada. Thank you for trusting God to work through us to build his Church through the PCA. May God richly bless you this Easter Season with the great joy of the gospel of the resurrected Jesus Christ the Lord, who forgives our sins and renews our world! Amen.

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