World Mission Initiative is committed to offering cross-cultural mission experiences to help shape the lives and ministries of students and church mission leaders. The 2018 Spring Break (approximately Feb. 26-March 9, 2018) mission trips include the following:

Egypt: Church Planting in Context

Dr. Scott Hagley, assistant professor of missiology, and the Rev. Karen Rohrer, director of the Seminary's Church Planting Initiative, will lead a group of PTS students and congregation mission leaders to learn about the particular mix of context and people that the Spirit is using to bring unprecedented growth to the Church in Egypt. Participants in this trip are encouraged to register for PTS Term III course EV 15: Planting and Leading New Congregations. For more information, click here.

Colombia: Cultures of Violence, Culture of Peace

The Rev. Dr. John Welch, dean of students, and the Rev. Dr. Hunter Farrell, director of WMI, will accompany PTS students and congregation mission leaders to the Reformed University in Barranquilla, Colombia, to understand the history of violence in that South American nation, the impact of violence on local communities, and the Presbyterian Church of Colombia’s persevering work to nurture a culture of peace with justice. Participants in this trip are encouraged to register for the Spring Term course on justice and mission (more information coming soon). For more information about this trip, click here.

Israel/Palestine: Listening to Palestinian Voices

The Rev. Cathy Brall, director of Field Education; the Rev. Todd Leach, associate pastor for missions at Shadyside Presbyterian Church; and Dr. Bob Ross, associate professor of global cultural studies at Point Park University, will lead trip participants to listen to the voices of Palestinians (Christians, Muslims, and others). Participants will hear about their quest for peace with justice, as well as what Palestinian Christians ask of U.S. Christians. Participants in this trip are encouraged to register for the Spring Term course on justice and mission (more information coming soon). For more information about this trip, click here.