About Pioneers For Christ

Who We Are

Pioneers For Christ (or PFC, directed by its Core Ministry Team) was established in 1967, primarily to serve the youth and children of the Philadelphia metropolitan region. Although it initially began as a multi-ethnic ministry, ministering to churches (primarily the smaller churches that have under-developed youth groups and children's ministries) in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York areas, Pioneers For Christ now hopes to re-establish its embrace of the whole of the city beyond any single ethnic group or people class. Its current ministry consists of the following:

Historically, Pioneers For Christ (PFC) has had a presence among the youth, and a year-round presence in the city; much of the ministry has been reduced to focus on the primary ministries of leadership training and youth counseling. However, it has been widely acknowledged that the Lord may be calling, empowering, equipping, and preparing its leaders, on every level, to engage in new ministry opportunities - ultimately, to expand the scope of the Pioneers For Christ ministry.

Core Values

We believe that the Core Values of a ministry are the inherent "DNA", the make-up of the ministry, fueling all of the ministry's decisions, activities, and impact. The following are the core values of our ministry:

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Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
Biblical Counseling is more than a mere "tool" for counseling; it is our paradigm for Gospel ministry and Christian Education.

CityNet Ministries
We have developed various Gospel partnerships throughout the City of Philadelphia, to embrace the City for the sake of Gospel-Kingdom advancement.

Redeemer Presbyterian Church
Timothy Keller has had a profound impact on our ministry, providing Gospel-centered thought and insight throughout the years in his preaching and church planting ministry.

World Harvest Mission
The Gospel is our paradigm for life and faith, and Sonship and Gospel Transformation have been instrumental in our thinking, teaching, and ministry as a team.

CityNet Leadership Training Program
www.citynetphilly.org, and click "Leadership Training"
Develops Gospel-centered Urban Church Planters, providing them with six years of seminary experience, and preparing them for Gospel ministry as full-time, ordained pastors, elders, and deacons.

Presbyterian Church in America

Westminster Theological Seminary