At First, we have hearts that ache for the lost in our community and around the world.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20
“Come and follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19
FBC prayerfully and financially supports a number of full-time missionaries serving throughout the world in locations such as Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Chad, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Poland, Southeast Asia, U.S. college campuses, and local community groups. Bible translation, aviation, radio, Bible schools, working with college students, etc. are just a few of the hats worn by these missionaries. General information about these missionaries, their ministries, and missions in general is available at the Missions Corner in the back of the sanctuary.
Our short-term missions trips have seen people ranging in age from junior high to 80+ years old serving God in such countries as Northern Ireland, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Chad, South Africa, Malawi, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Canada, Poland and Turkey. We’ve also sent teams to areas in the United States such as Louisiana, Utah, Arkansas, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. In 2018, a team went to Poland where they worked with a church plant alongside missionaries supported by FBC, and another team worked with missionaries in Canada.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Every shoe box gift you pack enables the Church to reach children worldwide with the good news of God’s love and the true meaning of Christmas. First has been involved in the packing of shoe boxes on a large scale for many years, as well as having served as the area collection center for boxes for 10 years.