Irwyn Ince, Coordinator for Mission to North America, released a 2023 New Year’s Address. In his five-minute address, he highlighted Mission to North America’s opportunities and actions in the upcoming year. MNA exists to “cultivate the advancement of Christ’s kingdom through the PCA in the US and Canada.” Ince emphasized the importance of the organization listening to leaders and engaging with the PCA community to determine where their services will be most beneficial.
In his address, Irwyn Ince highlighted three key opportunities that Mission to North America (MNA) has identified through engagement with PCA pastors and elders. First, increase awareness among the denomination of the practical ministry resources for outreach and evangelism that MNA provides.
Second, create a comprehensive vision and strategy for church planting that includes every region, community, and people group. Finally, assist churches in achieving greater vitality and ongoing renewal through coaching, collaboration, and connection to best practices.
To address these opportunities, Ince announced two actions MNA will take this year. The first is becoming a more unified organization with a single shared purpose that is understood and communicated across all MNA ministries. The second is the appointment of teaching elder Chris Vogel as the new Church Planting and Vitality Coordinator, who will lead MNA’s vision and strategy for church planting and church health and renewal.
Ince also urged PCA leaders to take two practical steps to support MNA’s efforts: praying for church planting and vitality and joining in a commitment to have a thousand ruling and teaching elders praying for church planting and vitality leading up to the general assembly. Those interested in joining this prayer pursuit can sign up using the form below.
In conclusion, Ince stressed the importance of the PCA working together and being committed to advancing Christ’s kingdom. He assured viewers that MNA is here to serve and provide resources to PCA churches and pastors. He also urged PCA leaders to be open to opportunities for collaboration and growth.