We envision becoming a church where every member, every group is passionately engaged in sharing the transforming love of Jesus in the Bay Area and in the world. As a community, we desire to respond to God's call to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8
Our Mission Department's purpose statement puts it this way: "To engage the MPPC community in sharing Jesus’ transforming love, locally and globally, through joyful and generous servanthood."
Mobilizeindividuals and groups through catalytic experiences such as short term mission trips and service opportunities to encourage next steps in service.
Providelearning opportunities in partnership with other departments of the church to shape a lifestyle of service as an indispensable part of following Jesus.
Equipfor ongoing service to empower God’s people in mission individually and corporately. While we focus our collective resources in ways that will have a discernable impact, we also encourage grassroots initiatives by individuals and groups in serving where God has planted them.
Develop and maintain strategic partnerships to connect MPPC and its members with the larger body of Christ in the Bay Area and in the world.
God's plan to reach the nations is found throughout the Bible. One pattern for our local and global service is found in Micah 6:8, "...what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
As we seek justice (“act justly”), whether in the area of educational disparity or human trafficking, we make a statement to the world about who God is and what God is like. When followers of Jesus engage and speak out in the name of Jesus against real and systemic mistreatment of other human beings, we bear witness to God’s presence and activity in some of the darkest corners of human existence.
As we serve those around us with compassion (“love mercy”), we bear witness to God's compassion for the real needs of real people. “When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd" (Mark 6:34). When we feed the hungry, help the homeless, provide medical care, or engage in Compassion Weekend, it is not just about doing good deeds, or feeling good about ourselves, or doing a cool project… it’s about giving a tangible testimony to who Jesus is.
As we learn to “walk humbly” with God as followers of Jesus, we invite others to do the same—to begin the journey or take next steps in growing closer to Jesus. This is the work of disciple-making. Our working for justice and our serving with compassion form part of the invitation to walk humbly with God in a relationship with Christ.
Of course we can't do this on our own. It all flows from a joyful dependence on God, empowered by God's Spirit. We're always learning and growing as we embark on the journey together. We hope you'll find your place to make a difference, as we seek to "act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”