What We Do
The PAPA'S team will help local groups learn what it means to be a part of the "Priesthood of all believers". We will help you develop a short-term missionary team to go and share. Then we will help you teach and train those you go to serve.
We can help groups develop anywhere we have a PAPA's team member- and we can come alongside others who want to be a part of the PAPA'S team. We can serve local needs and projects, especially as we help you develop as "priests". We can then assist you with serving further from your comfort zone, whether it be out of state or abroad. As always,our hearts are with the Jamaican people, so we focus on partnering with PAPA'S team members usually on the east end of the island to serve and share this training.
What We Do
Helping the Church BE the Church
Serving Those Around You
One of the main reasons PAPA'S Ministries was founded in 2010 was to invest ourselves in helping the Methodist Church in Jamaica continue its vital work of making disciples of Jesus Christ. We now serve in many locations, and with many types of projects. However, the purpose has not changed. We help individuals and groups serve others near and far as the church must be in mission to its neighbors and not a closed society.
Helping Others Be Short-Term Missionaries
You Can Go
Short-term mission teams are an important way for people at home to become active participants in the ongoing work of the church. It changes our perspective of how the world works and puts names and faces to the needs of others. Short term mission projects help the recipients know that someone else cares about them.
Helping Teams and Individuals Train and Teach
Pass It On
PAPA's Ministries wants to help you use the gifts and passions God has given you to reach others for Christ. The church in every setting needs to be aware of teaching techniques and skills that enable us to reach people today. We can prepare you for the mission setting so you can be most effective. Then you can use your talents and share them with others so they can serve as well.
Where We Serve
And Where You Can Too!
God has guided us to serve the people and church in Jamaica, and usually specifically in the Port Antonio Circuit on the east end of the island (Portland and St Mary's). Pastors Merlin and Kay have served and led others in short-term missions for these many years. The goal is to strengthen the local church as well as share Gods love with individuals in tangible ways. In many ways, Jamaica is the heart of our mission.
There are many ways you can help serve your direct neighbors. PAPA's Ministries supports local initiatives to share its mission in Michigan and Indiana. This includes helping the church be the church, helping other become short-term missionaries, and helping teams and individuals train and teach.
Out of State Opportunities
There are also opportunities to partner with PAPA's Ministries out of state. We have volunteers in states including Michigan, Indiana, and Texas who are willing to work with you and your team. This can provide an out-of-state mission for groups such as youth or Bible study groups.
There are many ways for you to serve your far away neighbors. At times, PAPA's Ministries has trips or support to provide beyond our normal mission fields. In addition, if you have a faith-based mission in mind, talk to us- we may be able to help make it happen.