Missions Ministries

Our Mission

missionOne of our Core Values at LJPC is GOING. We believe that Christ has called us to love our neighbor, and serve and care for the widows and poor. Our mission partners serve as the perfect avenue for us to do this in the local, city-wide and global contexts. Please take time to prayerfully consider serving with one of our mission partners.

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  – Matthew 5:16

2014 mission gift coverThe Mission Gift Market

At the end of the year, we bring together our mission partners and celebrate the work God is doing. This is also an opportunity to purchase gifts and make donations to the various partners. You can download the Mission Gift Market booklet and price sheet here

Missions Partners:

Alliance for African Assistance & Health Clinic
Helps African refugees coming to San Diego.

Baja Presbyterian Missions
Helps the Mexican Presbytery start new churches, as well as supports churches and seminary students.

Baja Christian Ministries
Builds homes and spreads the gospel in Baja Mexico.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (Belgium)
Organization dedicated to teaching children about Jesus.

English Language Center
Offers adult literacy tutoring and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Also holds weekly classes at LJPC.

Iglesia Presbiteriana Emmanuel
Ministers to the Spanish-speaking, immigrant population in inner-city San Diego.

InterFaith Shelter
Helps the homeless of San Diego.

Ladle Fellowship
Feeding the homeless of San Diego.

Lingadzi CCAP Malawi
Partnership with the Presbyterian church in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Military Outreach Ministry (MOM)
Christian outreach to active duty military families in San Diego County.

Nile Sisters Development Initiative
Assists women and children fleeing persecution in Africa.

Pastors to Prisoners
Provides pastors to assist prison chaplains with inmate worship services, Bible studies, and one-on-one counseling and mentoring.

Plant With Purpose
Helps the poor restore productivity to their land, to create economic opportunity out of environmental restoration, all over the world.

Presbyterian Urban Ministries (PUM)
Responds to homeless emergency and crisis needs.

Serves the disabled population in Bangalor, India with wheelchairs, education, and the gospel.

Reality Changers
Provides inner-city youth with the resources to become first generation college students.

Sudanese Presbyterian Church
Members are refugees from war-torn Sudan. They have started a rebuilding project in the Sudan.

UPLIFT/Kids at Heart
Tutors help low income Spanish-speaking children.

A youth outreach and church plant, serving students in San Diego, and sharing the Gospel.

Word at Work (Belize)
Shares the Gospel; trains women with the skill of sewing; to stamp out hunger provides families with seeds, chickens, rabbits and ducks to raise; sends medical equipment to advance medical technology; and educates locals about violence and abuse against women.

Young Life (South Bay)
Connects with kids who don’t attend church.

Mission Trips:

Love God. Serve People. Change the World. That’s what this trip is all about! We will be building houses and making a difference this spring break.
Contact Mike Sedgwick at mikes@ljpres.org for more information. Dates TBA.

LJPC, in partnership with the Central Church of African Presbytery (CCAP), is working through child sponsorship and evangelism to bring the hope of the gospel to central Malawi.
Contact Christy Zatkin at czatkin@me.com for more information. Summer 2016.

Join us as we go to Belize with The Word at Work to proclaim the gospel. Prior projects have included King’s Children’s Home and the Redemptive Recycling Program.
Contact Michelle Whitney at michellew@ljpres.org for more information. Summer 2016.

Interns are needed for the Child Evangelism Fellowship Vacation Bible School in Belgium.
Contact Michelle Whitney at michellew@ljpres.org for more information. Summer 2016.

Gleanings for the Hungry
This trip to Sultana, CA will repack food for the needy in the US, as well as countries overseas.
Contact Nanci or Norm Lewis at momtutu@hotmail.com for more information. Fall 2016.

Sunday Service Times

Traditional Service
8:45am in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
10:00am in Fellowship Hall

Traditional Service
11:00am in the Sanctuary


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