EPC women seek to have more than a Sunday faith. They are women who desire to be disciples of Jesus and to care about those things that He cares about. Many women today are interested in social justice that accompanies the preaching and teaching of the Word.
In his first sermon, Jesus quoted the words of Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18,19) He claimed that he was fulfilling the prophecy. He HAS set us free from the burden of our sin and from death itself. We have the opportunity as His ambassadors to take the word and apply the deed of this freedom to those in our world.
Women in Ministry (WIM) seeks to develop leaders who engage ministry in their community and the world—global thinkers and leaders. Annually our WIM Committee proposes a “faith focus,” and for the last few years we have focused on fighting sexual trafficking. We called it The Set Free Project. This year we have maintained the idea of freedom, but have broadened the focus to the oppression of women around the globe.
The Set Free Project serves to educate and equip women to engage in the fight against modern day slavery and other oppressive systems that target women around the world. Consider yourselves invited to become "Set Free Partners" by providing financial and prayer support for the following designated ministries:
Our EPC missionaries serve oftentimes in countries in which women are oppressed in many ways (child marriages, female circumcision, wife burning, dowry punishments, rape). Since our World Outreach ministry gathers these servants every four years, we want especially to encourage our women missionaries who serve in areas of the globe where this kind of cultural oppression is in the air they breath. This segment of the project will take place as our EPC missionaries assemble at the Family Gathering in Budapest, Hungary July 2014.
We will be providing limited grants to our missionaries who apply to work in a holistic ministry to heal, restore and redirect the lives of women who have been oppressed in the communities in which they serve.
We want to create awareness of the immensity of the problem of sexual trafficking in our own country—yes, in your community! You will find resources on our website. Many of our churches are involved in ministries in their communities.
Our 2014 goal is: $20,000
To request the Set Free Resource Packet: EPC Women In Ministry
Make checks payable to:
ATTN: Set Free Project (033)
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
17197 N. Laurel Park Drive, Suite 567
Livonia, MI 48152