August 22, 2018

With all that is going on in the world, have you been thinking about getting involved in a mission or want to support a new cause?   The Peace, Justice, and Global Mission Ministry would like to empower you to get involved and can provide financial assistance to help you get started!

We (PJGM) recognize and want to encourage the “shift” that is happening in BPC as members of the church shift their identity to disciples of Jesus, worshiping together.  The PJGM budget is increased so that, as BPC-based disciples feel led to participate in acts of Peace making, Justice building, or other acts of bringing the Good News of God’s love to others, we will be able to encourage them with a small financial support. We have developed the PJGM Disciple Identity Grants to support activities such as:

  • gas money to attend a rally, 
  • buying materials for letter writing or poster making,
  • giving a little extra support to an international project you are passionate about
  • or simply putting together an encouraging “care package” for someone

As an example, PJGM donated $100 towards the expenses for the March For Our Lives: Road to Change Town Hall Meeting at the Lyric Theater that was held on August 2nd.  We believe that gun violence is a peace justice issue and has become a public health epidemic in America.  By supporting this event, the PJGM committee sought to follow Psalm 34:14: “Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Share your “mission” with us, we’d love to hear about it and support you, financially and prayerfully, if we can. To request these funds please provide a brief description of what you are doing, or hope to do, and send your requests to pjgm@blacksburgpres.org. We will then follow up with you.

Peace,

The Peace, Justice, and Global Mission Ministry


Scripture Readings:
1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43
Psalm 84
Ephesians 6:10-20
John 6:56-69