Missions and Community Outreach
Giving back to our community
The Mission and Community Outreach has the following mandate as provided for in the Book of Order:
identify, evaluate, recommend, plan, budget for overseas missions, national missions, local community services for review and approval by Session
develop mission policy , evaluate performance, organise Mission Week programmes, field visits
develop and deliver social and community relief services
The members of the Committee consist of a Convenor, the pastors and members who are all tasked to champion a particular ministry supported by MC & O.
We have many different projects going on, including:
International Christian Mission (ICM)
church planting and support to local church pastors in Sabah and Sarawak
Kairos Research Centre
Deals with all national issues of concern to the Christian community, including the question of Islamization
where we support a part of its educational work among children from Myanmar. Church members participate in its activities and volunteer their services in teaching IR and English to the children;
Kuantan Orang Asli, where we partner the Kuantan Presbyterian Church and its Kebaktian Bahasa Malaysia (KBM) ministry in outreach and social programmes to the Orang Asli in remote villages;
El-Shaddai Refugee Centre, which runs a school for refugees. Our ministry there includes visits and donation of school text books; Destiny Centre, a school for refugee children and children from deprived background in Klang. We support part of the rental for the premises.
Our focus at present is mainly ministries in Malaysia, with particular attention to the indigenous peoples of Sabah and Sarawak. We are also re-focusing our effort in helping the Orang Asli communities in Peninsular Malaysia and have plans to have outreach ministries besides the ones in Kuantan. To help with the budget MC & O runs a breakfast table where the proceeds go entirely to our outreach and social work among the Orang Asli.
Periodically we raise once-off funds for relief work during times of national disasters, both in Malaysia and overseas.