Mission Statement

Chicago Metro Presbytery exists to extend the gospel and to oversee the work of the ministry of the PCA throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area to the glory of God.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Haiti Mission Team Supplies

Volunteers from 4 CMP churches, a PCA church in Las Vegas, and some friends from elsewhere will be traveling to Haiti in February. We ask the churches of CMP to distribute this list of priority supplies needed (all easily available) and donate what you can. If you don’t have a traveler within your church but you have things to donate, please contact Ann Powers for drop off suggestions. Details and deadlines are on the flier. Thanks for your partnership with this mission.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Update: Haitian Christmas Project

Many thanks to the six CMP churches who have committed to providing gifts for 187 of 200 children who's names have been provided by Rev. Hector Mardy of New Hope Haitian Community Church. These children will receive gifts this holiday season in our annual outreach and mercy ministry.

There are 13 names still to be covered, if you are interested and willing to help in this way, or would like to hear more, please contact Ann Powers for more information: apowers@pcanet.org

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Vision 2020 | Living Hope Presbyterian

Vision 2020 is a blueprint for seeing the church of Jesus Christ on the south-side of Chicago strengthen its foundation and stretch the boundaries of its influence as Bethel Christian Church (Presbyterian Church in America) seeks to purchase and rehab a building in a prime location to expand a critical ministry.


Because BCC is at the world-class University of Chicago, where the mind is hailed as king, but where God's truth is often ignored. Your gift will make an immediate impact in partnering with us in what God is doing on this world-shaping campus and and also in Woodlawn, one of the lowest income, highest crime neighborhoods in America. This is the front line of the battle for hearts, minds, and lives, as we bring Christ's life and light to young people who are educated on deadly streets, where teenagers literally cannot read or add 1 + 1. We are in a tug-of-war for children being pulled by drug-funded and trigger-happy street gangs and the greedy idols of sex and money.

Vision 2020 is Bethel's next step on the bridge between these two very different worlds as we become more and more God's New City within the city of Chicago, a multi-ethnic family crossing imposing boundaries between classes and cultures by the power of God and grace of Jesus. Your gift will help propel us forward to be more present and potent on this mission field.

The University campus of Bethel Christian Church is now named Living Hope Presbyterian Church. More infomation here: http://www.livinghopechicago.org/

Ministry in Asia

Paul Taylor shares this newsletter with us about the ministries in Bangladesh and Manila, here is an excerpt of the newsletter, you can read more here:

After these meetings, we traveled a couple of hours to Rangamati which is the central town for the Chakma people.  The king lives there.  It is the nicest town in the Hill Tracts.  I had not been into the town before only passed by going between Bandarban and Khagrachary.  This is the area where about 2000 have decided that they want to leave the Buddhist religion and become Christians. 

They are doing this in a very organized way.  Some key folks had the idea and decided that it would be best if a large group of them make the step at once.  So they began seeking signatures of people who would like to make that move and had 2000 people sign.  The reasons that they are giving for making the switch are:
  1. Buddhism says that they are not to kill animals, but they have been doing it consistently for food, so they feel like they’re always sinning.
  2. They didn’t have any way to “unload” the sin.  Buddhism offers no way.
  3. They consequently had no assurance of being able to be saved.
  4. And they had heard that Christianity gives answers to each of these issues. 
So they organized themselves into a committee and appealed to some Baptists to baptize them.  They were baptized.  They then began to look for someone to teach them about the Christian faith.  The Lord led them to Bijoy, one of the pastors and leaders in the Presbyterian Church of Bangladesh, who offered to help them.  That was about four months ago. 

The PCB has now assigned their best missionary for at least one year, and a second fellow that is not supported by either the PCB or MTW.  Those two have moved there and are being used to disciple these young Christians. 

God is at work.  His story of grace is being written on the hearts of men.

Haitian Christmas Project

Consider supporting the 2010 Haitian Christmas Project. Click on the link for more information on the opportunity. Please email Ann Powers with specific questions about this mission.

Ann Powers