The Christian Presbyterian Church of Portugal (ICPP) is a small and relatively young church in Portugal..
In 1979, a team of missionaries from Mission to the World (MTW), the foreign missions board of the Presbyterian Church of America arrived in Portugal to undertake a project of evangelism and church planting in the Lisbon area.
Subsequently, in 1992, three congregations were formalised as The Christian Presbyterian Church of Portugal. In the mid-1990s an independent Presbyterian church in Campo de Ourique in downtown Lisbon, which existed before the MTW missionaries arrived in Portugal, joined the denomination and in 2005 a church plant begun by a Brazilian football player in Paços de Ferreira, a town 35km north-east of Porto also joined. The greatest need the ICPP has at this point is the growth and development of the existing local churches. Small numbers and a lack of younger members is a great challenge. However, the ICPP also wants to press on with the need for church planting in Portugal.
In July 2013, PCI global mission workers James and Heather Cochrane moved to Porto in northern Portugal to begin a church-planting project with ICPP in Senhora da Hora, a few kilometres from the centre of Porto. The church plant is now known as Comunidade Pedras Vivas (which translates as Living Stones’ Community). The Cochranes were joined in their ministry by Chris and Rachel Humphries (PCI global mission workers) in March 2019.