Missions are the heart of God throughout the Bible (see the parallels between Isaiah 43:10 and Acts 1:8). Out of love, gratitude, and obedience, men and women answer God’s call to testify and to serve – in word and in works – to the reality that there is a God who brings salvation through the person of Jesus Christ.

First Presbyterian supports God’s work of missions and our missionaries in the following ways.

Missions Conference

We host an annual conference focused on God’s call on our lives to missions and how we can go and/or support missions around the world. During the conference we learn about missionary opportunities, meet and spend time with missionaries, and pray for and with them.

2025 Missions Conference: February 22 – March 2, 2025
Focus: Africa

Missions Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Missionaries come to Augusta for the Missions Conference, but they also visit throughout the year. We have a team of men and women who have a heart for missions and our missionaries. This team helps with the Missions Conference and as needed throughout the year. Specifically, we are looking for people who can help house, provide a meal, and/or provide transportation for visiting missionaries.

Short-Term Missions Trips

We organize trips and prepare our members to serve on short-term missions trips in a variety of locations using a variety of vocations and ages/stages of life.

These short-term mission trips serve two important purposes: they allow us to minister to the world, and they minister to the people serving by expanding their worldview and using their God-given gifts.

Disaster Relief

Our Disaster Response Team mobilizes a team when natural disasters strike in the U.S. They recruit and send volunteers to help with rebuilding homes and communities after devastating tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Email us to learn more.

Missionary Support


Prayer is an essential part of missions and supporting our missionaries as we pray to see God’s kingdom expand throughout the world.

The online prayer guide provides a snapshot of our missionaries, their ministries, and current prayer requests. We encourage you to regularly pray for our missionaries and consider joining a missionary’s support team to receive ongoing updates.

We also host a monthly Missions Prayer Hour the fourth Sunday of the month to share missionary updates and pray corporately for our missionaries.


We provide financial support for missionaries in the field in addition to practical support when they return from overseas. You can make a designated gift to a First Presbyterian supported missionary by selecting them from the drop down when you give online.

Stories & Testimonies

We believe sharing stories of God’s faithfulness in missions is a powerful encouragement to the church. We regularly highlight missionaries, their successes, and their needs during worship services, through our weekly newsletter (Connect@First), and through our quarterly Outreach Newsletter. Subscribe to be added to the distribution list.

Staff Contacts

John Fender, Associate Pastor Global Outreach & Parish Development
Shawn Brower, Administrative Assistant Global Outreach & Parish Development