“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.”
2020-2021 Boston Fellows Program
SEP 2020-MAY 2021. What does God have to say about my work and daily life? Boston Fellows is a nine-month program for young professionals to cultivate the insights and spiritual habits necessary for meaningful vocation, with like-minded believers, spiritual leaders, and professional mentors. Application deadline extended to JUL 15. Questions? Contact Kelly Madden, Executive Director of Boston Fellows.
2020 Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Course
Fridays, AUG 28-DEC 18, 6:30-9:30 PM. Learn about missions firsthand in this extraordinary course. Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15-week course designed around four “perspectives” on missions – Biblical, Historical, Cultural, and Strategic. You will have 15 instructors with a breadth of global experience. The first two classes are free!
NOTE: The first 5 weeks of the course will take place on Zoom (AUG 28-SEP 25). If classes take place in-person beyond that date, Zoom will remain an option for students who do not feel comfortable meeting in-person. Questions? Contact Yuyu Song, Course Co-Coordinator.
Our Missions History
Annual Global Missions Conference (GMC)
Each year Park Street Church holds a Global Missions Conference centered around 3 goals:
- to educate the congregation about the mandate for reaching the nations and the global needs and opportunities.
- to get to know our missionaries and learn how we are touching the world through their work.
- to challenge each person in our church to consider their role in God’s global plan.
Our Global Missions Priorities
Unreached People Groups
Of 17,017 ethnic groups in the world, 7,087 remain unreached with the gospel (under 2% or population is evangelical). Of all Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, 86% do not have a personal relationship with a Christian and have little hope of ever hearing the gospel. For this reason, Park Street Church aims to send the majority of our missionaries to those who are “unreached.”
Christian Movements in the Muslim World
A “Christian movement” is defined as 100 new churches or 1,000 baptized believers in 20 years. While there were only 13 movements of Muslims to Christ from AD 800-2000, between 2000–2013, there were 69. God is at work in the Muslim world and we would like to be a part of that.
Of the 6,909 distinct languages in the world, 2,184 are left with no Scripture. Without the Scriptures, the indigenous church cannot hope to grow and flourish. Since 1819, Park Street Church has been committed to seeing the Bible translated into the mother tongue of languages around the world and we have had the privilege of being involved in at least 34 translation projects.
Growth of the Majority World Church
The “majority world” refers to the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Today most of all Christians now live in this part of the world. The world’s largest protestant, independent denomination is now the 82.4 million believers in Chinese (Han) house churches (2015). Our desire is to learn from and encourage the growth of the Majority World Church through training and strategic partnerships.
International Students in Boston
There are approximately 55,000 international students in Massachusetts, of which 86% attend schools in Greater Boston. The world comes to us in the form of international students every year, including those from unreached countries. We have an amazing opportunity to befriend those who live right in our own neighborhood.