Mission is part of the identity of the church. In John 20:21, Jesus said, "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” God sent his Son into the world to accomplish his mission, and now, through the power the Spirit, the church is sent as ambassadors of Christ (2 Cor. 5:20).
Here are some of the formal ways UCC is involved in missions work.
One of the ways we pursue and live out our mission as a church is through preparing and sending out missionaries to be effective messengers of the gospel in a variety of contexts. We do this in partnership with various missions organizations. Currently, UCC supports a number of missionaries working in different countries. To learn more about how you can support our missionaries, feel free to contact us.
Every year we send out teams on different short-term mission trips abroad.
Our church believes church planting is an important aspect of our mission as a church and seeks to partner with other churches and organizations to start new churches and strengthen existing ones.
Agricola Theological Institute
UCC is affliated with ATI, a theological training institute that aims to prepare men and women for the ministry of God's Word.