The GLOBAL MISSION NETWORK of Scioto Valley Presbytery is sponsoring two sessions on the new book, FREEING CONGREGATIONAL MISSION by Hunter Farrell and Bala Khyllep.

The book outlines what the authors see as a deepening crisis in international mission efforts done by congregations and denominations—a crisis marked by a deviation from mission in the way of Jesus—and how we might move toward more faithful ways of mission. Hunter, former director of PCUSA World Mission, now serves as the Director of the World Mission Institute at Pittsburgh Seminary. Bala serves as the associate director of the institute.

Join us on Zoom for two Saturday morning sessions:

Saturday, March 12, 10:30-noon:

An introduction to the book by Cynthia Holder Rich, clergy member of Miami Valley Presbytery and facilitator of last year’s Mission Engagement 101 five-month learning event (see videos at

Saturday, March 26, 10:30-noon:

A moderated conversation with Hunter Farrell and Bala Khyllep about their research and the arguments in the book—bring your questions!

The sessions are FREE, and registration is REQUIRED. To register, send email to Jon Carlisle at