Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) World Mission orientation July 14-20, 2013. This is the second year they have done a portion of their orientation for new mission workers at PTS. A second week is spent at the New Wilmington Mission Conference held at Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.

The Seminary’s World Mission Initiative will host and assist in the preparation. WMI will lead cross-cultural sensitivity and training activities for the group of 24. Additionally, World Mission staff will lead other portions of the orientation.

“This is huge for WMI,” said the Rev. Dr. Don Dawson, director of WMI and NWMC. “The denomination is asking for our help. It is a strong endorsement and expression of confidence in what we are doing. Hopefully, it will cause others to take note of WMI and support our efforts.”

WMI is a fellowship of Presbyterians dedicated to developing mission vision, nurturing missionary vocations, and cultivating missional congregations by helping Christians understand how God is at work in the world and how they can share in that work. WMI offers resources to serve congregations and students.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and more than 300 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.