Missions

Jesus told his apostles that “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8). It is one of the highest priorities at Pear Orchard to heed Jesus’ calling. That is why the third part of our vision statement as a church is, So that all may see Christ in us and come to love and trust Him, we will by grace . . . thrust out the hope of His Gospel locally [Jerusalem], nationally [Judea and Samaria] and internationally [the ends of the earth].  The Missions Team was established by the Session to carry out this most important ministry.

Purpose of our Missions Team

To assist the saints of POPC in the accomplishing of the Great Commission through prayer, giving, and going. To assess and evaluate the missions ministries with which POPC will partner. To partner with God’s works locally, nationally, and globally.

FOREIGN MISSIONS

John & Cathy Rug – Chile – MTW

Johnny & Becky Long – Serge

CITA – Spanish Theological Curriculum

Third Millennium Ministries

African Scholarship Exchange (formerly Educating Africans for Christ)

Linda Wixon – Japan – MTW

Roger & Abi Lowther – Japan – MTW

Michelle Maley – Share the Hope – Ukraine

China Partnership – Asia

Amber & Jason  – Serge Asia

Ellie Honea – Japan– MTW

Lee & Emma – N. Africa – MTW

Gary Johnson – IXO – European Church Planting

Mark & Brigitte – Third Millennium

Rachel Reese – Japan – MTW

Wes & Jami Baker –Peru – Christian Missionary Society

Nate & Nikki Bonham – MTW – Peru

Bonnie & Bennett Ndelemeti – Zambia – Centre for Christian Missions

Alleen McClain Tomas – Peru – Christian Missionary Society

NATIONAL MISSIONS

Belhaven University Presbyterian Scholarship

Mid-South Church Planting Network

Arklie Hooten – National Disaster Response – MNA

Reformed University Fellowship @ University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Ole Miss, Jackson State University, Belhaven University, Mississippi College, and Delta State University

Joey Stewart – RYM

John Perritt - RYM

LOCAL MISSIONS

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Bethany Christian Services

Gateway Rescue Mission

Center for Pregnancy Choices

Christ Covenant School

Lantern Medical Clinic

Sonbeams Special Needs Ministry

Palmer Home for Children

Neighborhood Christian Center

Young Business Leaders

Operation Christmas Child

Joni & Friends

Cheryl Reese – Child Evangelism Fellowship

Moses’ Basket

Friends of Alcoholics

Chase Maxey – Biblical Counseling and Training Ministry

The Little Lighthouse

African American Leadership Institute

200 Million Flowers

Trail Life

American Heritage Girl

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SUPPORT

Covenant College (PCA) – Lookout Mountain, GA

Mission To The World

Ridge Haven Conference Center – Rosman, NC

Mission To North America

Christian Education and Publications Administrative Committee

Covenant Seminary (PCA) – St. Louis, MO

Reformed University Ministries