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Presbyterian Church of the USA. Board of Foreign Missions The Board of Missions coordinated the missionary work of various presbyteries beginning in 1816, taking over the work of an earlier Standing Committee on Mission of the Presbyterian Church. It sought to spread the G... The Board of Missions coordinated the missionary work of various presbyteries beginning in 1816, taking over the work of an earlier Standing Committee on Mission of the Presbyterian Church. It sought to spread the Gospel both within the United States and internationally. Missions were founded in Latin America, the Middle East and the Far East, as well as within the United States. Presbyterian mission work included the organizing of schools, hospitals, and orphanages as well as churches. Show more Show less 2