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Rev. Dr. Paul Detterman
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Rev. Allison Lundeen
Parish Associate

onthemove12aStrategic Priorities

At First Pres, we believe that every believer is a missionary. Jesus commands us in the Great Commission to "go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you" (Matt. 28:18-20, NIV). Our purpose at First Pres is to help fulfill that commission, locally and globally.

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Current Priorities

Currently, we have three strategic priorities which guide the Missions Committee in how to engage our congregation and allocate our funds:

1.  Becoming a Serving People Where are the opportunities for our people to be engaged in volunteerism or as career missionaries (whether that is the Chicago metro area or far beyond)?  We want to affirm and facilitate our people giving beyond dollars -- giving of their time and skills, engaging  with their interests and passions.

2.  Empowering the World's PoorestThose missionaries/agencies that are relating to and empowering the poorest of the world's poor. How can we foster partnerships among people based on mutual support and dignity?  How can we leverage our resources (funds, prayers, advocacy) for those who compared to the rest of the world the most ignored?

3.  Embracing the Most Unreached Those missionaries/agencies that are working in the midst of the those places where the people of Jesus are the least evident.  How can we leverage our resources so that the Good News of Jesus is heard in the world's most unreached locations?

Last Published: September 26, 2018 4:17 PM
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