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Commissioning Service

Jesus said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. An remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

You have responded to that command in ministry here, and now in mission abroad.

In this mission trip, will you seek to make and sustain disciples?
As Jesus taught and preached the gospel, will you tell the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed?

As Jesus reached out to heal and to love, will you reach out in compassion?

As Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them, will you nurture the children?

As Jesus prayed for God's guidance and strength, will you turn to God for help?

As Jesus sent 70 disciples out two by two, will you work with those who serve with you in mission?

Will you the members of this congregation support this mission with your prayers? We will.

In light of these commitments, we the members of Presbyterian Church commission you to serve God and the church in .

Sovereign Lord, you have saved us by your grace and have called us to serve you with our lives, promising to be with us always. Be close to and the other members of the mission team. Keep them safe, and give them strength and wisdom, compassion and courage that they may fulfill your will for them in . Bind them to you and to each other with the faith, hope, and love of the gospel, and lead them along your way. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.