The God of the Bible—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—is a missionary God. And the story of salvation is a story about God’s mission: from the time he pursued Adam and Eve in the Garden, through his calling of Israel to be a blessing to the nations, to the final welcoming of people “from every tribe and language and people and nation.” To know the story of salvation is to know that mission is not just what God does, its who He is. The Father “so loved the world” that he sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If we truly know the heart of our Heavenly Father—who ran to embrace prodigals like me and you—and the heart of our true Elder Brother—who came to seek and to save that which was lost—then we will reflect God’s character by being a missionary people. The dynamic that drives the missionary work of the church is neither imperialism nor guilt; rather, it is simply our grateful response to the Father’s amazing love. At Abbott Church, we strive to be a blessing to our brothers and sisters in Christ, to our city and to our neighbors around the world.
AIDS Care and Treatment (ACT) Project
Located in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, the AIDS Care & Treatment Project provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.
Our church has been a partner of the ACT Project from it’s beginning in 2002. Along with Resurrection Presbyterian Churches in Brooklyn, New York, we send a team of medical and mental health professionals to work alongside the ACT Project for two weeks each winter. If you’re interested in the ACT Project and the various ways you can get involved, please contact Pastor Paul Warren or visit the Ethiopia ACT Project homepage.
Abbott partners with a number of missionaries serving through our denominational mission agency, Mission to the World.
Andy & Bev Warren, serving in Ethiopia
Jason & Liz Polk, serving in Ethiopia
Jessica Ringsmuth, serving in Ethiopia
Bert & Nancy Williams, serving in Uganda
Jerry & Peggy Cross, serving in Brazil
Br^ce & P@t, serving in a sensitive area