OPC Home Missions
According to the Bible, seen specifically in the Great Commission that Jesus gives in the New Testament, Christians are instructed to go "and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV). In order to support our mission works, church planters, and outreach efforts, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church has created numerous committees to oversee and provide guidance and encouragement.
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church was begun in 1936 and since its conception, a Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension (CHMCE) has been established and active throughout. Among other objectives, the Committee on Home Mission and Church Extension:
"Assists the presbyteries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church to plant new churches throughout the United States and Canada."
"Assists presbyteries in supporting regional home missionaries, who identify and develop new church planting sites and help new congregations to find organizing pastors."
"Conducts training seminars for church planters."
"Helps established congregations find pastors."*
Pastor Mike Schout's Installation Service on October 4, 2018, at Harvest OPC in Wyoming, MI. Pastor Schout was the church planter of Grace Fellowship OPC in Zeeland, MI (now a particularized congregation).