The Global Mission Committee serves to coordinate the congregation’s expression of the love of Christ through concrete actions of service, justice and mercy globally and to Metro Atlanta’s international community.
Global Partnerships in Atlanta
We partner with three organizations in Atlanta that minister to resettled refugees, international students, and international scholars. These include:
Atlanta Ministry with International Students (AMIS)
Since 1978, AMIS has been welcoming international students and scholars to the Atlanta area through our many programs and events which help them get to know our city and connect them to local families and individuals who want to serve and make international friends.
Our international students come from over 50 different nations and are students at Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Emory, Columbia Theological Seminary, Agnes Scott, Kennesaw State, Morehouse College, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta Technical College, Chattahoochee Technical College and Georgia Southwestern University.
Central supports AMIS by hosting and participating in fellowship events – particularly their Christmas party, pairing families/households with international students, and financially.
Located in the most diverse square mile in North America, Memorial Drive Ministries (MDM) is a church-based non-profit that fosters diverse worshipping communities, innovative social services, and transformative relationships. Memorial Drive Ministries nurtures a safe, collaborative, and welcoming environment for the vibrant ministries that call the Memorial Drive campus home.
Central supports several of the new church developments that meet on the MDM campus through service and financial contributions. Several of the non-profit organizations at MDM seek donations and volunteers from the Central community on a regular basis.
Villa International is a Christian ministry that offers short-term residence to persons of all faiths and from all parts of the world. Since our doors opened in 1972, we have hosted over 26,000 guests from 179 countries. Our doors are open to scholars and researchers of many varieties. In short, we are a home away from home.
Central supports VILLA by hosting and participating in fellowship events, pairing families/households with international residents, and financially.
Global Partnerships Around the World
Haïti: La Gonave Partners and Trou Jacques School
La Gonâve Haiti Partners is a faith-based development initiative co-led by the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, an ecumenical group of churches in the United States, and ten local communities on the island of la Gonâve. For almost 30 years, the partnership has worked to improve access to healthcare, education, economic opportunity, sanitation, and clean water. While the partnership has a long track record of alleviating suffering and building strong communities, what truly sets us apart is our emphasis on empowerment and mutuality. In everything we do, both Haitian and American partners focus on making decisions together and working alongside each other to bring our shared hopes to fruition.
Central supports Haiti through substantial financial contributions, annual mission trips, and opportunities for learning.
PCUSA Missionary Support
Central partners with Frontera De Cristo (PCUSA Mission Co-Workers).
Based in the sister cities of Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Frontera de Cristo works to build relationships and understanding across borders. People often see borders as nothing more than division, but at Frontera de Cristo we see a place of encounter. Discerning God’s will for us, we serve migrants and community members on both sides of the border.
Through the building of community-driven partnerships with ministries and secular organizations in DouglaPrieta, we offer shelter, resources, education, emotional support, medical care, and new solutions. Our hope is that everyone we meet knows they are made in God’s image, they are worthy of respect, and they are welcome here.
Central supports Frontera de Cristo through financial contributions, annual mission trips, and opportunities for learning.
Churches for Middle East Peace
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is a coalition of 30 national Church communions and organizations working to encourage U.S. policies that actively promote just, lasting and comprehensive resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East.
CMEP helps church organizations, leaders, and individuals nationwide advocate in a knowledgeable, timely, holistic, and effective way to express their concerns about justice and peace for all peoples in the Middle East.
Central supports CMEP through financial contributions, mission and learning trips to Israel/Palestine, and opportunities for learning.
Joining Hands for Justice
Through the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, since 2000*, the Joining Hands for Justice in Israel & Palestine Partnership has been committed to educating Presbyterians and the wider Atlanta Community about the conditions of Palestinians living under the Israeli Occupation. We have organized and led trips to Palestine/Israel to meet with our partners in the Holy Land and to learn about the reality on the ground.
Central supports Joining Hands for Justice through financial contributions and by hosting educational events.