Mission is the support, through prayer, personal participation and financial assistance, of any endeavor outside of our local congregation. Mission seeks to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ by proclaiming the gospel of Christ, making disciples and addressing the needs (spiritual, physical, emotional and social) of all people.
Hampton Presbyterian Church’s Mission Program works in four different areas:
- World Missions
- Local Missions
- Adult Mission Trips - Every year, the adults of HPC head out beyond their local horizon to a place where people are in need. We respond in the love of Christ as ambassadors for His sake.
- Special Offerings - As a PC(USA) congregation, we participate in four special offerings each year.
HPC Partners with the following organizations in the area of World Missions:
- A doctor in Egypt - In affiliation with the PCUSA providing dramatic medical training and help.
- CrossRoads - Jim Wunder serves as the Deputy Director of this ministry that is dedicated to transforming communities and saving lives of at-risk youth.
- Dan and Kelly Weightman - Caribbean Youth Network – Since 2001, Dan and Kelly have committed themselves to providing a dynamic ministry of transformation for the youth of Grand Island, Bahamas.
- Didi and Serafina Panzo - Establishing new ministry opportunities in Central Africa.
- Frontier Fellowship - A mission support group which works with congregations to establish indigenous churches among unreached people.
- Sram Ashram - India – Our missionary is the director of theological training and publishing at Sram Ashram.
- St. Andrews- Malawi - Since 1991, HPC has been in partnership with this Pittsburgh Presbytery endeavor. Our specific sister church in Malawi is located in Nchalo, Malawi.
- Two Partners in Niger - In affiliation with the PCUSA.
- World Mission Initiative - World Mission Initiative is a fellowship of Presbyterians dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations. WMI exists to help Christians understand how God is at work in the world and how they can share in that work.
At HPC we support a variety of local agencies that seek to provide help for those in need. Below are a list of the agencies we currently support:
- Allegheny County Literacy Council - Christian Literacy Associates: providing the key to eliminate illiteracy, build relationships, and share the Good News using The Christian Literacy Series.
- Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry - Building hope and understanding through faith-based counseling and support services for youth, adults, couples, and families in our communities.
- Coalition for Christian Outreach - The CCO is a campus ministry that partners with churches, colleges and other organizations to develop men and women who live out their Christian faith in every area of life.
- East Liberty Family Health Care Center - The Mission of the East Liberty Family Health Care Center is to witness to God’s love, known in Jesus Christ, by empowering our patients through community centered, whole-person quality health care for all, which includes those who are uninsured, underinsured and underserved.
- Hampton Presbyterian Church Children’s Center - The Hampton Children’s Center Preschool, est. in 1986, is a developmentally appropriate preschool program for children ages 2-5 years. This mission outreach of Hampton Presbyterian Church provides a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for area children and their families.
- Hosanna Industries - Poverty tries to destroy hope…Hosanna Industries strives to restore hope. Every day, another family is helped and given the hope it needs to restore lives, restore dignity, and restore vitality in its community. Hosanna Industries, Inc. is the premiere faith-rooted, 501 (c)3 non-profit organization in southwestern Pennsylvania delivering housing services for low and very low income homeowners in the form of new construction and repair/rehabilitation services.
- In the Steps of Boaz - Dave and Lorrie Groetzinger - This group works with Somalia refugees located in Pittsburgh. The families have come here from a previously war-torn country and are trying to make a new life in a completely alien culture.
- North Hills Community Outreach - Our services for struggling families and individuals include two food pantries, utility assistance, emergency financial help, Family Savings Accounts, college scholarships for nontraditional adults, support groups, employment coaching, Faith in Action volunteer caregiving for the elderly, Community Auto car donation program and much more!
- Northside Christian Health Center - Motivated to live our Christian principles, the mission of the North Side Christian Health Center is to provide whole-person primary health care to underserved persons on the Northside and surrounding neighborhoods. We envision a community where people of all backgrounds and affiliations are actively engaged in maintaining healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic disease, and where people take specific steps on their own behalf to ensure good health and a long life.
- Northside Common Ministries - A non-sectarian, non-profit, community-based organization established in 1982 by a collaboration of 30 local churches to meet the increasing needs of the homeless population.
- Open Hand Ministries - Located in the inner-city Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Garfield and East Liberty, Open Hand Ministries is committed to promoting justice in our communities through homeownership.
- Pittsburgh Regional International Student Ministries (PRISM) - Based out of Bellefield Church, this ministry focuses upon the international student population of Pitt, CMU, Chatham and Carlow.
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