World Missions at Second

This is a very exciting time to be involved in world missions! Urbanization and globalization have opened doors to communicating the Gospel and sharing resources unlike any time in our history. While much of this change can be mind-boggling, it ultimately represents a strategic time to be engaged in world missions.  

Our goal is to identify strategic fields and ministries and to partner with those involved in advancing the Gospel in those areas. We seek to call, train, and send missionaries to the field, as well as partner with national and international workers involved in that same endeavor.   

Below are the seven strategic regions of the world in which we focus these efforts: 

  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Central and South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Southeast Asia
  • Central and South America

Pray Faithfully

Our missionary partners are engaged in a cosmic spiritual war. The great news is that our Lord Jesus Christ has won the victory by his life, death, and resurrection! However, the battle continues until his return, and the greatest need of these Christian soldiers as they await is the prayers of the church. Let us join the battle.

Here are several opportunities to pray for our missionary partners:

2024 World Missions Prayer Book

We also have physical copies of the 2024 World Missions Prayer Book on campus! You can come by and pick one up  or view a digital copy of the prayer book here

The following websites are helpful resources to help you pray for missions and people across the world:
  • Operation World highlights a different country each day, offering general information about the country as well as specific prayer requests for the people there.
  • Joshua Project provides information about unreached ethnic groups around the world.
  • Engage 2025 is the EPC movement which seeks to plant Protestant Reformed churches in 10 unreached Muslim communities by 2025.

Welcome Kindly

One way to be involved in World Missions at Second is by welcoming our missionary partners when they are in town. 

Here are some ways that you can welcome them:

  • Sponsor a refugee family
  • Teach English to new arrivals
  • Join the World Missions Team
  • Host a missionary family when they pass through town
  • Offer a vehicle for a missionary family in Memphis temporarily

If you are interested in being involved in any of these ways, please contact our World Missions office.

Go Sacrificially

2024 Short-Term Trips

In 2024, we are trusting God to allow Second to send teams to serve our partners in the locations below. Contact the World Missions office or listed Team Leaders for info.

India: March 22-28 (full), Team Leader: Kathy Hammond
UK: May 7-13 (full), Team Leader: Lisa Ritenour
Zambia: May 15-June 15 (CO Memphis students/staff), Team Leader: Caleb Brantley
South Africa: June 18-26 (full), Team Leader: Jessica Uke
Mexico: July 13-20 (True North students; full), Team Leader: Will Nease
UK: July 16-28 (True North students; full), Team Leader: Mary Raine Ivy
Iraq: July 6-16 (full), Team Leader: Charlie Scheel
Malawi: Sept 14-21 (4-10 needed), Team Leader: Andy Cheely
Indonesia: July (full), Team Leader: Sam Shaw
Kazakhstan: July 10-22 (full), Team Leader: Donna Sanders
Mozambique: TBD (3-4 needed), Team Leader: Lucy Wepfer
Greece: TBD (5-8 needed), Team Leader: Bradley Morrow
Argentina: October (full), Team Leader: Philip James
Greece: Dec. 3-10 (full), Team Leader: Kelsey Rivers
Japan: TBD 2025 (4-5 musicians needed), Team Leader: Leo Davis

Send Generously

The World Missions budget is separate from Second's general budget, supported exclusively by your giving designated for World Missions. 

  • Give Online:
  • Give by Text: Text WORLD to (901) 410-9500 to give to World Missions.
  • Give by Mail: Second Presbyterian Church, 4055 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111

World Missions Conference

On February 22–25, 2024, we got to learn more about what God is doing around the globe through our mission partners. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Conrad Mbewe (PhD, University of Pretoria), pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, and founding chancellor of the African Christian University, as our speaker, along with some of our mission partners from around the world.

This weekend is an annual favorite. We can't wait until next year's conference!

Learn More About the Conference