Equipping & Growth

One of the primary roles of the missions staff at PC3 is to "equip the saints for the work of service" as found & expounded upon in Ephesians 4:12-16. Our heart is discipleship, and here are a few ways you can grow in your walk with Jesus. Please contact us at missions@portcitychurch.org if you would like to learn more about anything listed below. 

Upcoming Missions Events at PC3:

Friday / October 5th / 6:30pm / Studio 3/ Love Justice Awareness Event
Thursday / October 11th / Noon / Studio 3 / Christian Recovery House Fundraiser

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Understanding Missions

This 2-hour class will give attenders an insight into how PC3 expresses the command of Jesus to make disciples of all nations. It’s designed to be informative and to build the attenders confidence in taking the Gospel to the nations and to their neighborhood. The class includes Bible teaching, an explanation of our missions strategy (including our philosophies on short-term missions & partnerships), videos, group discussion and a time for prayer. It is geared to reach every type of learner and is a packed 2 hours! To sign up for the next class, please visit understandingmissions.portcitychurch.org.


Perspectives On the World Christian Movement
Monday nights, 6:00 - 9:00;  August 6 - November 26

Perspectives is a class that our global field partners and many other people take in order to understand God's redemptive plan for the world through global discipleship. The class is a 15 week study through the Word with testimonies from missionaries and other field partners around the world. The course costs $280 with college credit applying for additional fees. At PC3, we offer 50% scholarships for those participating in Short-Term Missions. Email evans.baggs@portcitychurch.org for more information or checkout the Wilmington class website.

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The Simplest Way to Change the World - Small Group  Thursday Nights, September 6 - October 11, 6:30pm

Biblical Hospitality is an easy way for all Christians to make a difference. Since Many would sooner enter a living room than a church, it’s a natural and effective way to build relationships for Christ.  The book, study questions and discussion will be tools to equip us to open our lives to our neighbors and invite them in, to not see perfection, but our true and authentic faith in Jesus.

Click here to join us in the 6-week study through the book, ‘The Simplest Way to Change the World’.  

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The GO Conference: February 15 - 16, 2019

Each year, PC3 sends a group to The GO Conference in Wake Forest, NC. It is a two-day gathering of students and adults from across the country to be equipped to GO to their neighbors and the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Visit thegoconference.com for more details and contact us if  you are interested in attending with our group!

Internship Connection Program

Internships can be a great way to gain hands-on experiential learning within missions. Rather than have our own internship program, we have recognized it is wise to partner with those who have the resources and understanding to best equip and train you. We see our role as one to help bring discernment to your call, connect you with trusted organizations and to walk with you throughout the process.  Click on the links below to learn more about our partners' internship program, then contact us and let's talk more about them!

Love Justice International 
Global Frontier Missions

Short-Term Mission Sending Program

We know that not everyone can go on a short-term mission but we do believe that everyone can be a Sender. It offers a great opportunity for all people to connect with what PC3 is doing around the world, no matter your age, financial status, health concerns or even spiritual walk. Senders play an important role in missions by providing the ‘goers’ with moral, logistical, financial, prayer, communication, and re-entry support. It is a great first step in engaging in overseas missions! We hinge this Biblical mandate on examples found in Romans 10:13-15 & Acts 13:1-4.

Senders responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
·       Pray for the team
·       Coordinate logistics for the team while they are gone and contact their family upon team’s arrival
·       Encourage the team before, during and after the mission
·       Advocate for the mission before, during & after

Additional Resources

Many of our thoughts, ideas and strategies have come from reading Jesus focused books and learning from the research of gifted people. Here are just a few that we would recommend to you.
·       The Simplest Way to Change the World: Wills & Clements
·       Life on Mission: Willis & Coe
·       When Helping Hurts: Fikkert
·       Don’t Waste Your Life: Piper
·       Radical: Platt
·       Insanity of God: Ripken
·       Through the Gates of Splendor: Elliot
·       My Utmost for His Highest: Chambers
·       Spiritual Leadership: Sanders
·       Operationworld.org
·       Joshuaproject.net