Mission opportunities

There are many opportunities for mission service in the Presbyterian Church in whether that’s within youth and children’s ministry, overseas mission, or the mission field at home.



Global Mission

PCI global mission workers are commissioned by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland to serve overseas in partnership with one of our global mission partners, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, in word and practical action.  Currently, PCI has global mission workers serving in a variety of areas including church planting, education, theological education, evangelism and community development.  PCI global mission workers are supported by the United Appeal and normally serve for at least a two-year or four-year terms.

We only consideration applications from those who have a personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour and who are committed members of a Presbyterian Church in Ireland congregation. 

The appointment process normally takes several months, and this is followed by a period of orientation and preparation before the person(s) is commissioned by Presbytery and then departs to begin serving overseas. 

We work in partnership with other churches and Christian development organisations around the world and we normally place people with them.  If you think God may be asking you to consider serve him overseas in this type of context, please contact the Mission Department by email - mission@presbyterianireland.org




Deaconesses play a vital role in various contexts across our Church, serving within congregations, chaplaincy and mission projects. They come to their roles with a clear sense of calling and have been trained and equipped to engage in a wide variety of ministry. Currently Deaconesses are engaged in activities such as local outreach, evangelistic courses, youth and family ministry, marriage preparation, Bible teaching, small group leadership, prayer ministry, pastoral work, and much more.
To help ensure the provision of Deaconesses to the wider Church remains at a healthy level in the years ahead, the Council for Mission in Ireland have opened recruitment for a new cohort of Trainee Deaconesses. This recruitment process is open until 30 November 2023, when those interested need to have completed and returned an application form. It is planned that training will commence at Union Theological College, Belfast in September 2024.
All enquiries should be sent to Helen Johnston, via email hjohnston@pcinet.org or on +44 (0) 28 9041 7265. Alternatively in writing to Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Council for Mission in Ireland, Assembly Buildings, 2-10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast, BT1 6DW.


To find out what other opportunities might be available email

Congregational Life and Witness for youth and children’s work

Mission in Ireland for roles as deaconesses or in special ministries.