Welcome to the International Partnership of Pittsburgh Presbytery!
Our mission as the International Partnership Executive Committee of Pittsburgh Presbytery, PC (USA) is to carry out God’s plan for His world through mutual encouragement in our faith and life journey’s in partnership with the Synod of Blantyre of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in Malawi, Africa, and with the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church in South Sudan, Africa.
Each party in this Partnership has gifts which, when shared with the other, will enrich the life and witness of the other. Second Corinthians 8:13-15 is one key to understanding this. We in Pittsburgh stand in need of the Malawian Church's gifts of joy, faith, love, music, simplicity and Spirit. The gifts we offer the church in Africa include administration, money, music, love, faith and Spirit. The gospel calls us to build each other up…to be mutually encouraged by each other's faith.
In a quote attributed to an Australian Aboriginal woman, this idea is spoken well: "If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up in mine, then let us work together." Our liberation and wholeness in Christ is bound up with that of the Malawians and with people throughout the world, including our own neighborhoods here in Pittsburgh.