Wake Forest Presbyterian is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) which traces its history back to pre-Revolutionary War times. Currently, we are a denomination of 1.75 million members in 16 synods; 173 presbyteries and just over 10,000 congregations. For more than 200 years, Presbyterians have remained unwavering in this one conviction: Jesus is Lord (1 Cor. 12:3). All power, truth, and salvation rest with God alone. Today, millions of people worldwide worship in Presbyterian churches; they gather as a grateful and loved people, eager to hear Scripture and celebrate the sacraments. They gather because God has called them into community to share with one another and the world a greater love, a brighter witness, a truer faithfulness, than they could achieve alone.
Presbyterians have always been a “sent” people. Today, the PC(USA) shares the gospel through the ministry of 200 mission coworkers in 75 countries working on matters of evangelism, reconciliation, and the alleviation of poverty. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance witnesses to the healing love of Christ by caring for communities in the midst of crisis. And heeding the call of the Holy Spirit, Presbyterians across the country are building up 1,001 new worshiping communities and empowering congregations to seek out new beginnings and engage their diverse communities.
One of the ways that the PC(USA) funds these global and national mission opportunities is through 4 special offerings taken up in Presbyterian Churches across the United States at various times throughout the year. These special offerings are supported at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church and are the One Great Hour of Sharing (click here for more information)., Pentecost Offering (click here for more information)., the Peace and Global Witness Offering (click here for more information). and the Christmas Joy Offering (click here for more information).