Chairperson: Jim Lamm
Meetings: First Monday of the month at 7:00 PM
Duties: MIP engages the congregations of the Presbytery in theological and practical reflection on the centrality of mission for the life of Christ’s church by encouraging and providing resources to congregations to be actively involved in global and local mission partnerships. This may include, but not limited to, assistance in finding appropriate grant funding for mission projects and partnerships. MIP facilitates approved mission partnerships of the Presbytery, relates to the Synod committee on Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation, relates to the Presbytery Committee on the Self Development of People, arranges for a hunger offering to be taken at each meeting of the Presbytery and chooses recipients for these offerings, screening applications for Lulu Stevens grants and making recommendations to the Presbytery Coordinating Commission. Facilitates an annual Mission Event at the Sept. presbytery meeting. Each member of MIP serves part of the whole and takes on tasks as they arise.
Skills: Anyone with a passion and deep theological/practical understanding of mission – or a willingness to grow in that area. Also helpful are skills in communication, grant writing, social media, and event planning.