Ministry Connections

African Bible University – Uganda

African Bible University currently offers two degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Community Leadership. The university opened in September 2005 with a pioneer class of 20 students. African Bible University is located in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. “It is our humble prayer that the Spirit of God will be pleased to use African Bible University to train up servant-leaders who will seek not their own, but the things of the Lord Jesus Christ.”  – O. Palmer Robertson, Vice Chancellor. To watch a short video, click here.  ABC-Uganda is one of three African Bible Colleges.

Apollos Initiative

Daniel Robbins, after completing a Ph.D, plans to partner with the church in Africa working with their missions agency Serge.

Better English on Sixth

“Welcome! We are excited to help you in your journey of learning English.  Our mission is to help people of all levels achieve their English language goals.”  Meets on Monday evenings 6:50-8:30 pm at the church during the school year. Weekly Tea & Talk/Knitting Friendships at the church, 1-3 pm on Thursdays in Room 117. ESL Sunday School, 9:45 am.  Practice English and learn about what Christians historically believe.  Talk to Deacon Jonathan Nichols if you have questions.

Care Net of Puget Sound

“To share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and uphold the Sanctity of Human Life in all stages and circumstances.”  Kim Triller or Dawn Darby would be happy to answer questions.

Caribbean Initiative

The Caribbean Initiative, with Jeff David as Director, seeks to strengthen the evangelical church in Cuba.  Serving with United World Mission.  For the latest news, click here.

Covenant College

Located in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Covenant College is the official college of the Presbyterian Church in America.

Covenant Seminary

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Covenant Seminary is the national seminary of the Presbyterian Church in America. David Perkins, son of long-time Faith Presbyterian members Dr. Phil and Ruth Perkins, has been selected as a Founders Scholar at Covenant Seminary. This honor provides him with a full-time scholarship for his final year of study as he completes his Master of Divinity degree in Spring of 2018.

Dehra Dun, India – Various Ministries

The ministries of the Children’s Home, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Grace Academy.

Genesis International College

Genesis International College of Osaka, Japan is an English language Christian two year college scheduled to launch in the next two or three years.  Brent Kooi is the Interim President. Koji Esaki is the Assistant Chaplain.

Homes of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz

The Homes of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz are Christian transitional homes for single women & their children, families, men & women who are transitioning out of jail, homelessness and for those individuals who want to radically transform their lives. If you have questions, talk to Deacons Bill Brodersen, Hans Kvale, or Jason Van Gilder.

Hope Russia

HopeRussia (formerly the Slavic Reformation Society) exists to equip and raise up faithful men who will be able to teach others and equip laymen for the work of ministry. We do this through a three-year training experience that includes two intensive courses a year in St. Petersburg.  During this training period we attempt to combine practical ministry challenges in evangelism and counseling with the study of  theology, church history, liturgy, and preaching. The courses are taught by both Russian-speaking teachers, and non-Russian speaking teachers using translators.

Horizons International

Partnering with Mohammad Yamout at Tyre Community Church. For more info, talk to Elder Mark Aown.

Huguenot Heritage

Francis Foucachon is working with Third Millennium to produce quality French seminary courses on-line available at no cost.  The goal is to bring all 16 Third Millennium courses into French.

Kingdom Restoration Society

Daniel & April Murphree, having completed their studies of Burmese at the University of Washington, have moved to Myanmar to assist the leaders of the local church.

Mission to North America

Mission to North America coordinates church planting and outreach ministries to serve Presbyterian Church in America churches and presbyteries in North America in their mission to grow and multiply biblically healthy churches.

  • Thanksgiving Day Offering

We take our annual offering for Urban & Mercy Ministries at our Thanksgiving Day service.  This offering provides valuable financial support to men and women who are training for ministry leadership among the many people groups who are largely unreached by the Presbyterian Church in America. Through the Thanksgiving Offering supported by PCA churches and individual members, you have the opportunity to invest in future leaders of the denomination – and the opportunity to provide valuable resources for the advancement of the Gospel.

Mission to the World

Mission to the World (MTW) is the mission-sending agency for the Presbyterian Church in America. This evangelical Christian organization advances the Great Commission by promoting Reformed and covenantal church planting movements using word and deed in strategic areas worldwide.  MTW sends over 600 missionaries to 85 countries around the globe, who work with almost 1000 national church planters.  Missionaries familiar to us:  Andrew Baxley-Columbia, Tim Bentson-Osaka Japan, Jay Eastman-Berlin Germany, Derek Ebbers – The Transilvania Center for Leadership and Development, Brasov Romania, Nathaniel Gutierrez-Arequipa Peru, Ben & Julie Jensen-Nagoya Japan, Brent Kooi – Genesis International College, Osaka Japan, Marc Mailloux-Caribbean,  Richard Ramsay-Global, John Rug-Vina del Mar Chile, Howard Shelden-Wycliffe, and Hugh Wessel-France. Click here for information about other MTW missionaries.

Northwest Church Planting Network

“Our strategy is driven by our passion to plant gospel-centered churches throughout the Northwest.”  Please click here for the latest Pacific Northwest mission church postings.  We support Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Soldotna, Alaska.

  • Interested in Theological Study?

Learn Local Northwest is a discipleship and leadership development ministry that links on-line seminary level study with local communities through mentor-lead cohorts where students learn together, in-person, right where they live. The Northwest Church Planting Network sponsors Learn Local to help build up church members and future leaders.

It connects Covenant Seminary’s online courses with the local church by creating local learning centers called Campus Cohorts where advanced content is studied in community under the mentorship of a pastor or other qualified leader.  To learn more and to register click here.

Orphans of War

Orphans of War seeks to provide God’s hope & love for children of war by addressing their spiritual, physical, and emotional needs, and by providing opportunities for restoration and reconciliation; more info on the Facebook page.

Persecuted Christians – International Days of Prayer for the Persecuted Church are in November

To help us pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world, Open Doors publishes a World Watch List and Prayer Updates.  Voice of the Martyrs posts Prayer Requests. And, the World Evangelical Alliance publishes Prayer Bulletins.  The University of Notre Dame and the Religious Freedom Project have produced a documentary, Under Caesar’s Sword, about how Christians respond to persecution. Listen to our own Farnoush Katouzian share some of her story and prayer requests for Iran.

Presbyterian Church in America

“The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is the second largest Presbyterian church body and the largest conservative Reformed denomination in the United States. The PCA is Reformed in theology, Presbyterian in government, and active in missions. It is characterized by a blend of Reformed practice and broad evangelicalism.”  If you are searching for a PCA church in another town, here’s the church directory.  New church plants may be found here.  The PCA is a member of the North American Presbyterian & Reformed Council, which is an association of like-minded denominations, and also a member of the World Evangelical Alliance.

These gifts provide assistance to pastors who may need to retire early due to accident or medical conditions.  These gifts also assist widows of pastors to help keep them in their homes.  Your contributions provide assistance to ordained and non-ordained church workers through one-time, periodic, or monthly financial aid.  For more information, click here.

PCA Foundation

The Presbyterian Church in America Foundation offers a variety of charitable financial services to help Christians fulfill their stewardship responsibilities and carry out their charitable desires.

Presbyterian Missions International

Enhance worldwide Reformed and Presbyterian gospel ministry through relationships with nationals who labor in evangelism and church-planting, leadership training, holistic ministries and connecting churches internationally: Paul Billy ArnoldKoji Esaki, Nicolas Farelly, and Natee Tanchanpongs.

Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest

The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest is one of the presbyteries in the Presbyterian Church in America and consists of the teaching elders and churches in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Progress House Association

A work release facility across 6th Ave from the church, Faith Pres partners with Progress House to minister to both male & female offenders and staff. If you have questions, talk to Deacons Ken Kvale or Kirk McMillan.

Reformed University Fellowship

The campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America, Drew Burdette is the Campus Minister at the University of Washington.  Brian Frey is the Campus Minister at Boise State.  Nathaniel Thompson is the Campus Minister at Western Washington. Click here to view a short video of how the Lord is working at UC-Berkeley.

Sacred Road Ministries

The Sacred Road team reaches out to the Yakama people through: Hope Fellowship church services; children’s ministry, youth ministry; Kingdom Kids after-school program; a variety of acts of service and mercy; recruiting, hosting & organizing one week service teams; and a new entrepreneurial ministry via the Sacred Road Store.  To watch videos click here.

Samson Society

The Samson Society is a fellowship of Christian men who are serious about authenticity, community, humility & recovery – serious, not grave.  The group meets at the church on Thursday evenings 7:00-8:00 pm. For more info, see Dr. Mark Murphy.

SIM (Serving in Mission)

Brendan & Erin Connally, alumni of our Covenant High School, are serving the Quechua people of Perú with SIM through dental and scripture use ministries.  Click here for a video of their work.

Dan and Susan Steere

Equipping Leaders International is committed to serving the neediest of Christian leaders who have had little formal training, resources, or prospect of attaining either. Therefore, ELI focuses most of its ministry in majority (developing) world nations.  Dan and Susan work with church leaders in west Africa.

The Rev. Jay Stoms

Jay & Laura Stoms are ministering to International Students in South Africa with Christ Church Stellenbosch. Here is a video slideshow of the international student ministry.

Tacoma Rescue Mission

Our Deacons support this ministry which, “…offer God’s help, hope, and healing to the most impoverished members of our community.”

The Rev. Khen Tombing Presbyterian Church in India (Reformed)

The Rev. Tombing is the Coordinator of the Presbyterian Church in India (Reformed) in Manipur, India.  Ministries include Agape Acts Babies Home, Rayburn College, Rayburn High School, Covenant Children’s Home, and the Reformed Bible Institute under the direction of the Rev. Pau Gualnam.  To watch a brief video of the work, click here.  For a longer version of the video, click here.

World Vision

One of our Deacons, Adam Skrivan, works at World Vision and is happy to answer any questions about this multi-faceted ministry.

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Kent & Kimberly Rasmussen served in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Kent is working on a PhD at the University of Texas and hopes to return to DRCongo.  Howard & Deidre Shelden serve with Wycliffe providing linguistic and exegetical advice to national translators in a cluster of four languages needing the Old Testament and three more languages needing the whole Bible.

Youth for Christ

We have connections with Bobby Arkils at the Tacoma Area YFC and Tim Skrivan, Executive VP at National YFC.