MAPC is committed to providing both funds and hands-on support for pastoral ministry, mission work, advocacy, partnership ministry, medical aid and theological education to our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world, especially in those places where poverty, corruption and disease compromise the fullness of life which Christ brought to all.
Several years ago, the congregation began exploring specific opportunities for partnership and has decided to focus its resources on two partners in Africa.
Zimbabwe Partnership – Synod of Harare
On a warm, breezy October afternoon in 2010 at the Rock Haven Retreat Center outside Harare, leaders from MAPC and the Synod of Harare entered into an innovative partnership agreement, witnessed joyfully by close to 1,000 members from the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) who came from across the country for this momentous occasion. Learn more about this partnership at our Zimbabwe Partnership page.
Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellow (Zambia)
This fellowship program is an opportunity for outstanding seminary graduates to begin their pastoral ministry with a 15-month immersion experience in the dynamic context of the church in the “global south.” Through a $1 million endowment established by The 921 Fund, the church’s capital fundraising campaign, a Global Ministry Fellow will be chosen each year for this ordained position. Following the immersion period, the fellow will return to NYC to share what they have learned. We have also been able to purchase a Toyota Hilux truck and build a semi-detached (duplex house) to support our partner there, Theological Education by Extension in Zambia (TEEZ). For more information on this program, continue to the Phillips Talbot Global Ministry Fellowship page.
Justo Mwale University (Lusaka, Zambia)
This seminary in the reformed tradition is affiliated with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian among other denominations. Our grant provides a full scholarship for one seminarian from our partners in Zimbabwe, the Synod of Harare.
Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF)
(Various regions throughout Africa)
MBF provides medical supplies and personnel to nations and regions throughout Africa. Annually, we collect funds for MBF through our Alternative Gift Market a few weeks before Christmas.
Presbyterian Church (USA) Mission Co-Workers
Our denomination, Presbyterian Church (USA), has dispatched mission co-workers Nancy Collins to Lusaka, Zambia and Doug Tilton to Johannesburg, South Africa. Our grant provides the four-wheel-drive vehicle necessary for travel throughout their region of service.