A place to share and discover mission stories, best practices and concerns in a search for more faithful and effective mission involvement.



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Welcome to Mission Crossroads! We hope you will enjoy using this site to connect with and learn from others who are passionate about engaging faithfully and effectively in God’s mission in the world.

The following document outlines the purpose of the site and provides information about membership and important security issues. Please read it carefully and save it for future reference; your membership in Mission Crossroads implies you have read and agreed to the site’s purpose and guidelines outlined here.

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We in World Mission sometimes refer to “security countries”. These are places in which we have mission personnel about whom we have special security concerns. Read more about security countries:

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Latest Activity

William Van Dale posted an event

2015 Perú Mission Meetings at Sharon Presbyterian Church

February 8, 2015 from 9:30am to 10:30am
The 2015 Sharon Presbyterian Church Adult Mission Trip to Huanta, Perú promises to be one of witness and service to Jesus Christ. Do you feel God’s call to participate in this year’s trip?Informational meetings will be held in the Heritage Room in the Sanctuary of Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC on the following dates and times: Sunday, February 8th at 9:30 am, 11:30 am and 5:00 pm and Sunday February 15th at 9:30 am and 11:30 am.The 2015 trip is open to adults and a…See More
Sunny Stautz updated their profile
Jan 14
Kevin Divins is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
Jan 12
Bill Lindsay left a comment for Elizabeth Searles
"Thanks for your greeting, Elizabeth. As you can tell, I don't check this board too often. How are things in Romania? What are you doing in your mission, there? Have a good year, and blessings on your work."
Jan 6
Anita Coleman added a discussion to the group India Network

My Upcoming Trip to Chennai: Jan 5 - 20

Dear friends, I bring you the 7th Day of Christmas greetings and pray abundant blessings for a Happy and Healthy New Year for you and your loved ones and our whole world too. Would you please pray for me? I leave for Chennai, South India, Jan. 5th and return on the 20th.I will be visiting Pravaham our mission partner from Jan. 7th to 13th. They are near Vellore.I am toying with the idea of visiting Nagercoil and Miraj (which has another of our Presbyterian mission partners). But both Nagercoil…See More
Jan 1
Sara O. is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
Dec 1, 2014
Elizabeth Searles commented on Burkhard Paetzold's group Roma People Bridging Group
Nov 20, 2014
Carolina Fernandez is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
Nov 19, 2014


Mission Committee Best Practices

Started by Christine Coy Fohr in Sample Title Jul 25, 2014.

Bibles for Kenya

Started by Kevin Allen Cox in Sample Title Jun 2, 2014.

Guidelines to local church mission committees

Started by Dave Thomas in Sample Title May 14, 2014.

Blog Posts

Trauma-Informed Practice and New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children

Posted by Elizabeth Searles on March 6, 2014 at 2:09am 2 Comments

Celebrate with us!! Thanks to Presbyterian Women and PC(USA), over eighty helping professionals learned more about trauma-informed practices--concrete ways we can help heal broken lives. Eamon Anderson keynoted and the discussion groups were AMAZING. Much that she introduced was entirely new to our context.

Here in Tulcea, Romania, PC(USA) partner NOROC works with institutionalized children of trauma in over ten institutions in the county. A disproportionate number of those children…


conferences on Children with Trauma in Hungary and Romania

Posted by Burkhard Paetzold on February 14, 2014 at 4:29am 1 Comment

Together with the Reformed Church in Hungary, Ellen Smith and Carolyn Otterness (RCA) we have prepared a conference on Children with Trauma. It will start tonight in Berekfürdö, Hungary. Keynote speaker is Eamon Anderson (University of Montana). Out of the 60+ registered participants from different denominational backgrounds in Hungary and neighboring countries many are involved in ministries with Roma.

There will be another conference on this Topic and with Eamon in Tulcea/Romania on the… Continue

Church Committee focuses on Persecuted Christians

Posted by Stephen Schlarb on November 21, 2013 at 12:27pm 0 Comments

Hi to all: This is to announce that our church, Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving, TX, set up a Committee this summer to gather and report news on persecuted Christians around the world.

  We organize prayers & support, and have partnered with the Synod of Syria & Lebanon (undergoing severe crises). Our General Presbyter (Grace Presbytery), and other PC(USA) personnel have visited the area. 

    We have set up…


Pray for the situation in Kenya

Posted by Debbie Braaksma on September 22, 2013 at 10:06am 1 Comment

Please pray for the situation in Kenya. There is currently a stand off at West Gate Mall in Nairobi where at least 59 people have been killed by al-Shabab militants. Our mission personnel are safe  but concerned for the safety of friends & colleagues. Debbie Braaksma


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