Over the past year, representatives from the six Presbyterian Border Ministry sites, the six border presbyteries in the United States, and PC(USA) World Mission have met numerous times in person and by conference call to discern God’s future for ministry on the U.S.-Mexico border.
After much prayer, discussion, and discernment we have decided on a new name, a concise mission, and are going to hire new staff to help all six sites in this ministry.
Our new name is Presbyterian Border Region Outreach (PBRO).
Our purpose: “Living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ holistically on both sides of the US-Mexico Border, in partnership with other faith organizations and non-profits to reduce poverty and violence in the Border Region.”
PBRO will be an umbrella for ministry sites that help facilitate our holistic approach in addressing root causes of poverty and promoting reconciliation in cultures of violence. In all of our work we are accountable first to our Lord Jesus Christ, and through His Spirit to one another, always responding to God’s image in our neighbor.
To help PBRO and each of the six ministry sites, PBRO will utilize a new fulltime mission co-worker through PC(USA) World Mission. This person will help to facilitate faithful and effective mission at each of the six border ministry sites.
While there are many other details to this renewed organization and staff, the central point is clear: ministry is alive and well on the border. We hope you will join us in spreading the word and supporting us with your prayers and financial gifts.