Synod Pacific, Mission Treasury Overview
“All tithes from the land, whether the seed from the ground or the fruit from the tree, are the Lord’s; they are hold to the LORD… All tithes of herd and flock, every tenth that passes under the shepherd’s staff, shall be holy to the LORD.”Leviticus 27:30, 32 (NRS)
Everything every person owns, has access to, is able to derive enjoyment from, is a gift from God. We are simply caretakers of these gifts. We have a responsibility to use them wisely, and to return a portion of what has been entrusted to us to the church. The work and lessons taught by our Lord and Savior may continue to enlighten others, carry the Good News to people everywhere, and bring salvation to current and future generations.
Each Presbyterian church congregation joins together with other PC(USA) churches, individuals, Presbyteries, Synods and the General Assembly to support the Mission of the Whole Church. It is indeed true that the sum of many parts working together can accomplish more than each individual part.
Mission support giving provides needed funds for educators, administrators, doctors, nurses, youth workers, evangelists, missionaries around the world, and disaster relief. It provides funds to start new congregations, support theological seminaries, and send children to camps. It can help someone’s life close to home or clear around the world.
Synod of the Pacific – Mission Giving Overview
Synod of the Pacific has compiled an overview of the Mission Giving process within its bounds. Please feel free to download this narrative and share it with others to encourage a better understanding of how mission dollars flow within this Synod.