Missions is 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 Pres supports God’s work of missions and our missionaries in the following ways:
- Global 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.
- Missions Prayer Hour: We host a monthly meeting where we share missionary updates and pray for our missionaries.
- Short-term missions trips: We organize trips and prepare our members to serve on short-term missions trips. Trips cover a variety of locations, vocations, and ages/stages, including youth and families.
- Missionary Support: We provide financial support for missionaries in the field as well as practical support when they return from overseas.
- Disaster Response: We mobilize a team when natural disasters strike in the U.S. Our Disaster Response Team recruits and sends volunteers to help with rebuilding homes and communities following devastating tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters. Learn more about the team, and contact Billy English if you would like to be involved.
- Stories and Testimonies: We believe sharing stories of God’s faithfulness in missions is a powerful encouragement to the church, and we highlight missionaries, their successes, and their needs during worship services and through our weekly newsletter.