Monthly Mission Spotlight

Monthly Mission Spotlight




Our September mission is Shared Mission of Presbytery. It is also known as General Mission Support or Unified Giving in our denomination. Unlike mission monies that individual congregations may provide to area food pantries or missionaries with whom they have a connection, the mission of the Presbytery of Lackawanna is to support and resource the forty-six churches over seven counties in the northeast Pennsylvania, as well as Camp Lackawanna.

Generally, such funds originate as undesignated gifts to congregations by members and friends as part of the regular offering. Each congregation’s session, through its annual budget, decides what percentage of these dollars will go to the work of the presbytery, the synod and the Presbyterian Mission Agency. At the presbytery level, a decision is made as to what percentage will remain in the presbytery and how much will go to support the work of its synod and the Presbyterian Mission Agency. The PMA uses these unrestricted funds to meet a variety of urgent mission needs.

Making and fulfilling a shared mission pledge ensures that the Presbytery will continue as they provide opportunities that individual churches cannot accomplish on their own.