Acclaiming Christ Through Stewardship

Est. 2015

You can view our ACTS 2023 Investment report here.
The ACTS Fund, which stands for “Acclaiming Christ Through Stewardship,” began in 2015 when Midway paid off its 2009 Building Project. When that debt was retired, the operating budget amount used to pay our mortgage was devoted to strategic ministry and mission initiatives.

Thus, an ambitious project was begun: to repay the Lord for his blessings to us by not spending these monies on ourselves but by investing ( $4 million by 2023) the Lord’s resources—as an act of stewardship—to support projects and ministry far beyond this church and beyond most norms.

ACTS is led by a seven-member board that reports regularly to the Midway Session. It focuses on giving grants for four primary initiatives:
1. Pastoral training among nationals from outside the United States;
2. Church planting to establish specifically Reformed and confessional churches;
3. Promoting conferences that further Reformed Worship and Faith; and
4. Translation of sound Reformed theological classics or other materials into other languages.

Gifts may be given to ACTS, and it is guided by a Charter that guides us and holds to our core principles. This ministry arm is founded on Jesus’ teaching that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” And ACTS seeks to sow the seeds of the gospel broadly, seizing the strategic opportunities that the Lord gives us with other partners who share our faith.

ACTS supported works:

Ministries, Pastors, & Translations

  • Orphanages, a Bible college, and church planters in Saigon and throughout Vietnam;
  • The training of pastors and assisting with church plants, a medical clinic, and an orphanage in Haiti;
  • Translations of classic Christian works into numerous languages (Spanish, German, Albanian, Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, and Russian, among others);
  • Sending expert lecturers to teach on Reformed Worship and expository preaching;

Church Planting, Education, & Scholarships

  • Planting churches in Maryland, New York, Michigan, Florida, Massachusetts, South Carolina, etc.;
  • Building lasting seminary buildings or training centers in India, Ukraine, Zambia, England, and Scotland;
  • Sending numerous scholarships for Christian education to various seminaries (for nationals) and directly to Uganda, Haiti, India, the Congo, Mexico, etc.
  • Church revitalization projects in Oxford, England

to support projects and ministry far beyond Midway Presbyterian church

If you are interested in finding out how to apply for ACTS, please contact its committee chairman, Elder Robert Whitaker.