Missions

The Biblical concept of missions is at the heart of the spiritual service of our church. We know that only through the obedience of a few who were faithful to carry out the last earthly command of Jesus was the Gospel spread into the world. We are the beneficiaries of that faithfulness. And so it is with a grateful spirit that we have undertaken the task of continuous growth in our commitment to support the work of individuals and groups (locally, nationally, and internationally). Not only do we feel a commitment to send financial support to missionaries, but we believe that the spirit in our congregation has grown because of the short-term mission journeys of some of our own members. All of our missionaries operate under strict financial accountability. Support is provided from two sources: one, through the regular church budget, and two, through "Faith Promise" giving. The Faith Promise giving allows the Missions Committee to assist in meeting emergency needs, one time gifts as the need arises, and monthly financial assistance to requests from missionaries not previously included in the regular budget. We are grateful for the opportunity and resources to make the contributions we are making. If you would like more information about our missionaries or ways you may become involved, please contact Natalie Pettegrew at .

Global: FPC Rome is committed to supporting the World Outreach ministries of our denomination, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Due to the sensitive nature of some of the nations in which we work, we have chosen not to list the names of those missionaries on our web site.

Local: We work with our locally supported organizations ministering to the life needs in our community, and also to design and implement ways in which our congregation may invest itself deeply in ministries of mercy.

Current supported organizations:

  • Boy Scouts
  • Community Soup Kitchen
  • Davies Shelter
  • Family Resource Center
  • Good Neighbors
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Haven Health Clinic for Women
  • Hospitality House
  • Rome Action Ministries
  • Salvation Army

EPC World Outreach:

World Outreach (WO) is the mission sending agency of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. WO's principal calling is to glorify God by starting disciple-making movements among least-reached people groups, especially among Muslims.

In these hard places, World Outreach generally works in one of three ways:

  • Engage 2025 – The EPC churches of a particular geographic area (a presbytery), in cooperation with WO, prayerfully adopt one or more unengaged Muslim people groups, and send a team of long-term workers to launch disciple-making movements among them.
  • International Theological Education Network (ITEN) – ITEN identifies and deploys gifted EPC teachers to assist national partners and institutions to develop disciples and disciple-makers among unreached people groups, especially Muslims.
  • Cooperative Agreements – WO partners with other compatible sending agencies (which have expertise WO lacks), to send EPC workers to make significant contributions to the goal of starting disciple-making movements among least-reached people groups.

WO currently has about 60 family units living primarily in a belt stretching from North Africa to Southeast Asia, all who have developed teams of financial and prayer supporters (both individuals and churches) before leaving for their fields of service.