Friday, June 20, 2008

PCA Stated Clerk Issues Report on General Assembly

Dr. Roy Taylor, Stated Clerk of the Presbtyerian Church in America, has published his report on the work of our recent General Assembly. Here is one section that I'd like to draw attention to:

PCA Growth

The PCA has grown to a reported membership of 342,041, with 1,666 churches (including mission churches) in seventy-six Presbyteries. Eighteen churches were added to the denomination in 2007. Over 10,200 professions of faith were reported. MTW has 594 long-term missionaries, 136 two-year missionaries, 342 interns, and sent out 6,006 people on short-term mission trips in 2007. MTW now works with 584 national partners. MNA reported that the PCA placed 53 church planters in 2007. There are now 172 PCA-endorsed chaplains, many of whom served in the Iraq-Afghanistan war zones in 2007.

One comment made by Dr. Paul Kooistra, moderator of GA and director of Mission to the World (MTW), struck me with great force. Our denomination's foreign missions work constitutes the largest Presbyterian and Reformed missionary effort in the history of the world.

You can read the rest of the report here:

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