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St. Andrews Mission Ministry seeks to follow the biblical mandate to share the good news of the gospel and show God’s love to those in need in our community and around the world. We take seriously the charge to generously share the resources of the congregation for mission.

Our emphasis is on both local and national/international mission because we are a “Connectional Church” . As a connectional church, we choose to support the mission goals and projects of the Presbytery of Mackinac, Synod of the Covenant, and the national Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). We make decisions in our yearly planning process as to which specific mission projects we will support. We seek to choose projects where we will have personal connections, striving to involve the entire congregation in mission, whether by being personally active, contributing monetarily, or supporting programs through prayer.


It’s not just the money …..

Do you know that 10% of every dollar pledged to our church budget goes to support local, national and international mission projects?  Along with that, many of our members donate their time at the ministries we support by delivering Meals on Wheels for Benzie Senior Resource, working in the food pantry at Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN) and helping Advocates for Benzie County (ABC) address housing and child care issues in our area.

From your Mission Ministry Team, thank you for your gifts of time, talent and food!



Mission News

The Latest From Mark and Miriam
Mark Adams and Miriam Escobar, mission co-workers on the US/Mexico border, are back at home in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, after their final weeks in the road following their visit to St. Andrews in June. Their ten month mission interpretation time included over 100 visits in 25 states; St. Andrews was their 90th visit. In a recent Frontera de Cristo Newsletter they had this reflection:
“It was an honor for us to preach, teach, facilitate workshops, lead cooking classes and book clubs, participate in forums, and share informally with people who were hungry to hear how the community here is seeking to put flesh on the Good News of God in the face of increasing division; of families fleeing extreme violence and/or poverty; of children growing up surrounded by the drug culture; of youth and adults struggling with addictions.”
Certainly Mark and Miriam were able to share all of this with us at Sunday worship, Adult Education hour, conversation at coffee hour and at an enjoyable and informative Saturday evening Mexican dinner! Special thanks to members of the Mission Ministry Team, the Fellowship Ministry Team and others who helped at the dinner.
St. Andrews continues to support the work of Mark and Miriam through donations out of the Mission budget of the church to Frontera de Cristo border ministries.
Mission Ministry Team