mission at napc

For over 50 years, North Avenue Presbyterian Church has followed the call of Jesus Christ to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations. From just a handful of mission partners in 1957 to the 42 ministries that we partner with today, NAPC has tried to bring the good news of Jesus Christ in both word and deed to people living on the other side of the world and to those living down the street. We have been blessed to serve alongside some of the most passionate, loving, and generous people in the world. Thanks be to God!

Needless to say, with over 40 mission partners it can be easy to lose focus and forget our long-term strategy. In an effort to most effectively use the resources God has granted us the missions department met in 2013 to develop a new three-year strategic plan. We met to pray, listen, and discern where God is calling NAPC to focus its mission efforts over the next three years. We sought input from the congregation, mission partners, and the NAPC leadership, paying special attention to where people sensed God was on the move. We presented our findings to the Session, which unanimously voted to enact our three-year plan. While continuing our current relationships, this plan focuses on three frontline initiatives that will energize our mission efforts over the next three years. We want every member of the church to know about these frontline initiatives and have opportunities to engage them in meaningful ways.

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Frontline Initiatives

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  • Men Experiencing Economic Hardships
  • Widows
  • Children
  • Human Trafficking

global-church

  • Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo
  • Presbyterian Synod of the Nile

internationals

  • Ministry with Chinese Students
  • Refugees in Clarkston


NAPC Frontline Partners

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Core Initiatives

North Avenue has a long history of partnering with missionaries and organizations in our neighborhood and around the world that are doing good work in the name of Jesus. While we have established a focus on our three Frontline Initiatives, we still support the following people and ministries through NAPC Missions. You can contact these partners via e-mail or by visiting their website as linked below.

Brian & Karen Anders (Wycliffe Bible Translators & SIL International)

David & Stacey Bergmark (Sweden)

Mark & Rachel Daniels (Mission to the World- Cusco, Peru / Medical Campus Outreach – Cusco, Peru)

Frank & Nancy Dimmock (Zambia/Louisville, KY)

Tim & Debbie Dunn (Brazil)

Roy & Becky Eyre (Wycliffe, Canada)

Virginia Gartrell (Brazil)

Glenn Goldsmith (Intervarsity Fellowship – Atlanta, GA)

Ferris & Thelma Goodrum (Brazil)

Bobby Gross (Intervarsity Fellowship)

Boyd Nixon(Cru / Campus Crusade for Christ)

José Pezini (Brazil)

Lisa & Werner Schobesberger (Austria)

Michael & Irene Sivalee (Brazil)

Louis & Susan Sutton (WEC International: Singapore)

Ted & Carrie Yuan (East Asia)

Jamil (North Africa)
*Contact Matt Seadore for information for security purposes

Abdel & Olivia  (Europe and North Africa)
*Contact Matt Seadore for information for security purposes

Atlanta Children’s Shelter

Bible Schools of China
NAPC has a very strong presence with Chinese scholars studying in the United States and specifically at Georgia Tech. This ongoing ministry has enlightened us to the fact that there is very little Biblical teaching available to those that want to become Christians in China. Many Chinese church leaders are misinformed and have not been trained in solid theology. Supporting the Jiangsu Bible College is our way of creating good Christian teaching centers for the people of China. if a student becomes a Christian while studying in the united States, Bible Colleges like Jiangsu give them an outlet to get more training and to continue to mature in their understanding of the Bible.

Christian Institutions
NAPC has a desire to support minority higher education and so we support Beulah Heights University and the Interdenominational Theological Center – Johnson C. Smith Seminary. Many alum from these two schools call NAPC their home congregation.

Clifton Sanctuary Ministry

Crossroads Ministries

Gateway Center

Honduras Church Support
We partner with the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras in providing pastoral and community support to the village of Las Moritas.

Maji Mazuri

Midtown Assistance Center

The Outreach Foundation

Presbyterian University of Kenya

Westminister Christian Fellowship

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Donate to NAPC Missions

You can give online to NAPC missions here. Choose “Missions” as the fund you give to.  Thanks for contributing to Missions at NAPC!