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

Celebrating 25 years of OCC at MPC!!

All year long our congregation collects items and each November works together to assemble hundreds of shoeboxes full of gifts to be distributed to needy children around the world.  In 2022, by God's grace, we were able to pack 1,001 shoebox gifts.  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.


2023 will mark our 14th year serving as a Drop off Center that receives boxes from other churches and individuals and then transports them to a larger collection point in Washington County during National Collection Week (November 13 - 20, 2023).

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

New International Mission Partner

Our Session and Leadership Team are excited to announce that we have selected Michael Stewart Robb as our new international mission partner.  Michael is an ordained ECO pastor serving overseas in Munich Germany.  Mike, his wife Katharina and their two children are living as a Christian family in Europe where the church has become very thin and very little discipleship is taking place.  Katharina works as a software engineer, and Michael is a full-time writer and leader of the Sanctus Institute.  

Michael's writing and his teaching center around the work of theologian Dallas Willard who was a specialist in spiritual growth and discipleship.  The mission of the Sanctus Institute is to resource pastors and Christian leaders all over Europe to engage in significant and personal disciple-making.  We also believe that the churches in America, including our own, will only thrive if we commit ourselves to the same principles. 

Heartline Ministries & MPC

Our church is partnered with Heartline Ministries in Haiti.  Troy and Tara Livesay are the current Executive Directors leading staff and volunteers in Haiti.  The ministry, which began in 2000, has grown to serve Maternity, Vocational, and Educational needs of women, men, 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.

The congregation of MPC continues to support Heartline Ministries financially, with the hope of serving in Haiti again.

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

Choices Pregnancy Center

One of the ministries we support is Choices Pregnancy Services of Pittsburgh. Our Spring Ladies Tea is one of the ways we raise money to help this worthy cause. 

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.

learn more about New hope city center