Parkcrest’s Global Engagement (Missions) program connects people locally and globally.


This can look like financial support for a serving missionary, community engagement during crises or times of stability, financial support for a 501(c3) organization, or vision trips (where we learn how others are engaging God in their cultural context).


The program supports organizations and people in our direct community and extends beyond that to any area of the globe.

We prioritize partnering with local leaders in the areas we are serving. We believe that to be effective, intentional, and loving, our role is to support a given community. It is, therefore, essential to defer to community leaders who are already doing the work. Our goal is to help where additional resourcing is valuable, sustainable, and community-centric.

Tangibly, this looks like the following:

  • Fostering connections
  • Cultivating meaningful relationships
  • Taking a posture of learning

We ask these critical questions before and during engagement:

  • Does this organization function in a way that aligns with our values?
  • How is this organization’s work impacting their community?
  • How can we collaborate and partner?

God calls us to serve both within and outside of our comfort zones. Our example, found in Acts 1:8, reads:

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (NIV).

To the church in Acts, Jerusalem was a comfortable area to engage—it was their local area. Samaria was a bit further out—a bit less familiar. And “the ends of the earth” represented unfamiliar territory.

As the church, we are to be witnesses in our local areas of comfort, in our extended communities, and across the globe. How we formally engage this work looks different for Parkcrest in different seasons. It also looks different for the individuals who make up our congregation as they pursue Jesus and their own ministry partnerships.

As an organization, we are continuously evaluating ways we can support kingdom work and partnerships that elevate the good news of Jesus.