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hunger ministries

Hunger Ministries

The Presbytery of St. Andrew and the Mission Committee are actively engaged in efforts to alleviate hunger.

The Mission Committee is ready to distribute applications for grants that will be given next year (2016).  Once again we are offering Hunger Action Grants. The Hunger Action Grants will be handled in the course of our first Presbytery meeting cycle.  

The committee would like to encourage churches to take a leap of faith and start new programs, but these grants are available to any programs new or already in existence in each of these areas.  Please note that the deadlines for this grant is as follows: January 8, 2016. The applications are available at our presbytery website, and will be in your packets at our October presbytery meeting.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact someone from our committee.

Click here to apply for a Hunger Action Grant. Deadline to apply is January 8, 2016.

 


Mission Resources

Webinars:

http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/world-mission/webinars/

On this page you will find recorded webinars and tools prepared by the office of Equipping for Mission Involvement to help strengthen your congregation’s mission involvement.

Books:

Here are several books your congregation may find helpful as they seek to answer God’s call to Mission:

When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself

(All of the books in this series—there are a number of them—are useful)

Called as Partners in Christ's Service: The Practice of God's Mission

Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, And How to Reverse It

Measure Your Mission Assessment Tool: 

This is a general assessment tool for congregations to use to help them look at their mission involvement from a number of angles.


Living Waters for the World

Living Waters for the World (LWW), a mission resource of the of the Presbyterian Church (USA)trains and equips mission teams to share the gift of clean, sustainable water with communities in need. LWW water treatment systems and related educational programs fill a critical niche in the world water crisis -communities with available but contaminated water

We welcome churches of all denominations and civic
organizations to participate with us in this life-changing work.

In addition to Presbyterian teams, LWW has trained teams from faith traditions including Roman Catholic, Methodist, Baptist, Lutheran, Disciples of Christ, Episcopalian, Assemblies of God and non-denominational, as well as Rotary club teams from throughout
the country.

Living Waters for the World was conceived in the early 90s
by Wil Howie, a minister who believed that the Synod of Living Waters,
of which he is a member, could literally bring life-saving, "living" water
to people throughout the world.