Mentoring leaders for our diverse communities
The Thanksgiving Offering gives MNA the capacity to give small grants to leaders in training in PCA churches and ministries that work in ethnic and poor communities. Some Thanksgiving Offering grants help pay for LAMP or seminary training for those preparing for ordination. Some help to employ ministry staff as they grow in their faith and in ministry skills. Some of the grants provide for church planters to have a fund for benevolence.
One of those places where the offering has helped is Trinity Presbyterian Church in Providence RI, where Nathaniel Koliyah was given a grant to help support him in his pursuit of theological training through the LAMP program. Providence has a large community of people from Liberia; Nathaniel, a Liberian himself, is able to help his church minister and reach out to them. The United States and Canada receive thousands of refugees and immigrants from around the world each year. Can you imagine all the new PCA churches that could be planted among them if they each had a person like Nathaniel who could be a “bridge” from us to them?
To view the brochure and read more inspiring stories from those who have received support through the Thanksgiving Offering, click this link: 2015 Thanksgiving Offering Brochure.
To request copies of the brochure for yourself or you congregation, call the MNA office at 678-825-1200.
Click here to make a contribution to the Thanksgiving Offering. Your gift will play a significant role in training those who will minister among the many ethnic groups in North America.