Supporting a variety of missions efforts is vital to our vision. The Mission Committee of the Session maintains communication with our supported missionaries, prays for our missionaries, manages the financial support given to our missionaries, and provides information about our missionaries to the congregation. We also try to encourage the congregation to pray for our missionaries and to provide hands-on help to them. For more information, contact the Church Office (office@HVPC.org; 215-947-5500
Current Missions Committee of the Session members are Stephen Clark, Ruth Ebert, George Hindley, Dan Bramer, Shari Hofstetter, Sue Belinsky, and Karen Nyirjesy.
Missions currently supported:
EPC World Outreach - EPC World Outreach (EPC WO) is the mission sending agency of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Our principal calling is to glorify God by starting church-planting movements among least-reached people groups, especially among Muslims. We believe the goal of missions is for God to be glorified as worshippers of Christ are gathered from every tribe, language, and nation. Our work focuses on planting churches, equipping those churches and their leaders to grow to maturity, enabling them to reproduce themselves in their own culture, imparting a vision to send their own people as cross-cultural missionaries, and partnering with them to do so.
EPC short-term Summer Mission Jam is an entry mission and outreach equipping conference for High School youth groups among Muslim peoples in Hamtramck, MI, and Sacramento, CA. Alongside a partnering EPC church, these students will learn how to “bridge the gap” with Muslims. During the Morning Session, students will learn how to reach out to Muslims and share Christ in a loving way. In the afternoon, they’ll go out into the community, doing service outreaches. This gives the students an opportunity to be the “fragrance of Jesus” among the Muslim community. In the evening, there will be a time of praise and worship for the students, Bible teaching geared toward personal holiness, and space to debrief the day. This is a unique opportunity for High School students to learn more about Muslims and how to interact in a way that is loving and beneficial for the Kingdom.
Experience WO is a short-term missions trip to El Cajon, CA, for EPC members that want to learn how to love their Muslim neighbors, but aren’t sure how. During this week, we’ll be investing in families: teaching English classes, kids programs (playing games, telling Bible stories), and visiting homes. You’ll learn how to spark conversations that create opportunities to share the Gospel with our Muslim neighbors.
Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) - Penn State Abington - Ray Wiesen - The CCO calls college students to serve Jesus Christ with their entire lives. A generation of college students is transformed by the power of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, in partnership with the local church, reaching the world for the glory of God.
Young Life (YL) - Jeff Pearson - YL invites kids to follow Christ, care for them regardless of their response, and change lives in the process. Young Life is made up of people who know that life was meant to be fully lived. If you're in middle school, high school or college, there's a seat at the table in YL for you.
- Urban Promise. The mission of Urban Promise is to equip Camden's children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.
Members of HVPC at Casa Aleluya children's home in Guatemala, 2014.