Mission in the National Capital Presbytery is Coordinated by the aptly named Mission Coordination Committee (MCC)
The Committee's Responsibilities:
We will equip, challenge and support congregations and their leaders in their discernment of God’s invitation to discipleship as we:
We equip congregations to be missional through grants and by helping bridge connections to local, national and international mission interests.
We challenge congregations to be prophetic by bearing public witness and bringing the word of Christ to the powers and principalities of the world based in God’s love, truth and justice.
We support congregations to be pastoral by aiding their discernment of God’s invitation to discipleship.
Although the Mission Coordination Committee will work to support the mission work of individual congregations as needed, the primary function of the committee is to coordinate with wider presbytery mission endeavors through two avenues: mission teams and mission networks.
Mission teams are initiated by the MCC and facilitate budget disbursements and off budget grants for the specific areas of work of the team. Teams will be chaired by an MCC member.
There are currently four mission teams of the MCC:
Mission networks consist of 7 or more local congregations partnering together for a common cause. They are self-identified and self-directed groups. Each network will have a MCC liaison who will report the work of the specific network back to the committee. Mission networks are created when the participating partner churches present their common cause to the MCC and receive approval from the MCC to be a mission network.
There are currently four mission networks working with the MCC:
To ensure that the work of the MCC is dynamic and meaningful, Mission teams and Mission networks will be evaluated annually for their effectiveness and the scope of their commitment. The evaluations will serve a two fold function. First, it strengthens the relationship between MCC and the team or network. Second, it prevents the MCC from being burdened with the work of sustaining a team or network that no longer has substantial commitment from the larger presbytery membership.
Two autonomous affiliated groups receives support and guidance from MCC
A substantial aspect of the MCC’s work is in facilitating the distribution of grants. Acknowledging that greater competition for the grants will lead to higher quality mission efforts in the presbytery, the MCC takes on the responsibility of:
· Promoting the grants and making them more visible;
· Streamlining the grant application process for efficiency and accessibility;
· Reviewing applications and selecting grant recipients in a timely fashion;
· Regularly evaluating the application and selection process for consistency with the vision and mission of NCP.
Current Committee Members: