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New Worshiping Communities

1001 new worshiping communities is a movement happening in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Across the PC(USA), God is raising up leaders in churches and presbyteries who are creating new worshiping communities. They are taking on new and varied forms of church for our changing culture. Primarily they are seeking to make and form new disciples of Jesus Christ, to change and transform the world.


In the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, we have three new worshiping communities, serving primarily immigrants and refugees from Ethiopia (focused on members of the Anuak people group and led by PTCA minister member the Rev. Gilo Gora Agwa); from Kenya; and from Togo. The Presbytery supports these ministries financially, and with our prayers and presence.


In June 2012, the 220th General Assembly declared a commitment to a churchwide movement that results in the creation of 1,001 worshiping communities over the next 10 years. At a grassroots level, hundreds of diverse new worshiping communities have already formed across the nation. The Presbyterian Mission Agency is coming alongside to fan the flames of this movement, to inspire and equip the wider church to participate in the creation of 1,001 new worshiping communities in the next 10 years.

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