Our Philosophy of Missions

McDonald Presbyterian Church has always been committed to mission work and giving and we continue to be guided by the Biblical mandate to help others and to spread the message of Jesus Christ to a hurting world. For us, the command to spread the Gospel to all nations is a call to action in which we must participate. We contribute to the work of many different organizations and have developed several special partnerships, some of which are highlighted here. Our members pray for Christian workers around the world and actively serve as ministers to our own community.

Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came and said to them, “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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Acts 1:8

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

James 2:14-17

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Operation Christmas Child

Collection & Relay Center

Each fall our congregation works together to assemble hundreds of shoe boxes full of gifts to be distributed to needy children around the world.  This year, by God's grace we were able to pack over 500.  The program is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse and endeavors to bring the message of Jesus Christ to children and families all over the world through the presentation of a simple gift.


2018 will be our 9th year of being a "Relay Center" that receives boxes from other individuals and churches and transports them to a larger collection point in Washington County.


Contact us to learn more or to find out how you can help support the Operation Christmas Child Mission here at McDonald Presbyterian Church.

Heartline Ministries & MPC

Our church is partnered with Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Heartline Ministries is a great organization led by John and Beth McHoul who have been serving in Haiti since 1989. The ministry, which began in 2000, has grown to serve Maternity Needs, Men, Women, and Children, and to provide Hurricane Relief to Haitians who live in the Port au Prince and surrounding areas.

In August of 2011, our church sent a team to Heartline to do construction work on a new school that was built for the children of the missionaries living and working in Haiti. The team of nine had a fantastic experience and were enriched in the love and faithfulness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

In October of 2015, we returned to Haiti to support Heartline by serving wherever we were needed. While there we had abundant opportunities to be blessed by renewing relationships and investing in the lives of people truly in need.

To learn more about Heartline Ministries visit www.heartlineministries.org.

Pacific Islands ~ The Roths Family

Don, Melanie & Jack Roths serve with Cru, International in the Pacific Islands as part of the Pacific Islands Regional Team (PIRT). Their Auckland-based team is made up of three staff couples and it exists to oversee the Cru indigenous staff and ministries all around the region.


The main focus of their work is outreach to university students in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Guam and New Caledonia. They work hand-in-hand with local churches with the basic philosophy of winning people to Christ, building them up in their faith, training them and sending them to reach others.


Our desire and prayer is that full-time, indigenous staff will continually be raised up from our region who can reach not only their own Pacific Island countries, but, also, the wider world for Christ.

A Ministry in the Heart of Washington, PA

New Hope City Center’s desire is to involve the community of individuals, schools, businesses, organizations and churches to work together to make a difference. They are guided to help strengthen relationships with God and neighbors, so strengthening the community and restoring the city.