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Through partnerships in Charlotte and around the world we respond to Jesus’ invitation to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. Outreach helps us fall in love with God’s world and God’s people.

Why Outreach?

Myers Park Presbyterian has long heard God’s call to grow in faith, to go and make disciples and to experience God at work – mending brokenness in the world and within us through service and mission.

One of the clearest ways we live out our calling as disciples is by responding to Jesus’ invitation, his mandate, given in John 13: 34-35 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”

In the early church, as the community struggled to understand how best to live out their lives as followers of Jesus, Paul reminds them in the midst of a dispute that “knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (I Corinthians 8:1).

So with the Biblical mandate to live out a life of sacrificial love and appreciating Myers Park legacy of both service to and growth as a community, our efforts can be characterized and guided by Love Builds Up… a Child, a Homea Neighborhood, and the World.

Outreach Blog

Challenges and Hope

On Wednesday and Thursday, we faced new challenges on the construction site and in the Casa de Salud.  In three half days, the medical team has seen 90 patients working alongside Dr. Elsy and Dr. Edgar. Heartbreaking realities of life in this community have introduced...

Ministry Spotlight: Room in the Inn

Established in 1996 as an extension of the Urban Ministry Center, Room in the Inn is a unique program that partners with local universities and churches to open their facilities to provide shelter and food for the homeless during the winter months. Room in the Inn...

Getting Mixed Up in God’s (Hard) Work

This week, a group of disciples is with our partners near Ahuachapan, El Salvador. They'll be working to build relationships, community, and homes with Habitat for Humanity. Today we headed out for Day Two in Getsemani and divided into two teams. Our dentist and other...

5 Ways you Can Get Involved This Thanksgiving Season

Who else loves this time of year? With joy and gratitude abounding, we sometimes find ourselves wanting to fill our hearts and souls–not just our bellies! To make it easier, we've gathered a list for you of five ways to serve our neighbors in need this Thanksgiving...

I Know Today Will Be Holy

This week, a group of disciples is with our partners near Ahuachapan, El Salvador. They'll working to build relationships, community, and homes with Habitat for Humanity. Like any other morning at home, the first thing I generally do here in El Salvador is grab a cup...

A Blessing of Sabbath in El Salvador

“Beautiful is the moment in which we understand that we are no more than an instrument of God; we live only as long as God wants us to live; we can only do as much as God makes us able to do; we are only as intelligent as God would have us to be.” On a beautiful day...

Spotlight: El Salvador Mission Team

The partnership between MPPC and Habitat El Salvador is about more than just building homes, but instead forming and maintaining relationships with our neighbors all over the world and discovering common ground through our Christian faith. Since 2010, MPPC disciples...

Annual Giving: Global Outreach

Myers Park Presbyterian has a long history of serving alongside our neighbors both at home and abroad from Congo to Cuba. MPPC’s annual budget includes $1.63 million to support Outreach activities, staff and support (including personnel and facilities), including...

Global Mission Sunday Luncheon

On global mission Sunday, we recognize all disciples who have participated in global outreach ministries by traveling on a mission trip or serving on a global ministry team. Reverend Simon Kabue Mbala, rector of UPRECO, the Presbyterian University of Congo will be our...

Ministry Information Form: Associate Pastor for Discipleship

Myers Park Presbyterian offers numerous educational offerings, Bible studies, and Sunday School classes, MPPC is committed to providing a theological foundation to our church community. We also recognize that faith formation goes beyond traditional church education,...

I AM 24/7

We all know of the many challenges faced by all young people, and the particular challenges faced by young men born into multi-generational poverty. Educational opportunities can be limited both within and outside the home, mentors and social capital can be lacking,...

We Love You, Too

“We love you, too. Come back soon.” That parting phrase from Robert, the COO of the Bududa Learning Center, slipped past me at first. He’d caught a ride with us to Mbale, so when he hopped out I stuck my arm out the window and said “We love you, Robert!” His reply,...

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