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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Security issues and this community
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Profile IconTressa and Kathy Willard joined Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
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May 9
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Pauline Conley Self is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
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Gaye List is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
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George J Pryor and Akanile Mbisa are now friends
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Akanile Mbisa is now a member of Mission Crossroads PC(USA)
Jan 5
Charles R. Layne left a comment for Bob Price
"Hi Bob. Beautiful country over there. Most of our operations are down in Cebu."
Dec 18, 2015


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


Posted by Charles R. Layne on September 9, 2015 at 9:37pm 0 Comments

I came to this group on a recommendation based on my program in the Philippines supporting students in colleges and high school. I had hoped to contact someone who is actually working in the Philippines to see if any coordination is possible. Please se my profile for more info.

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…



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