In addition to Global Missionaries, First financially and prayerfully supports multiple local ministries. We desire to make Christ known to those in our community who are ready to encounter him.
More than 10 years ago, the Helping Hands ministry was began at FBC to help meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling to get on their feet, possibly from job loss, homelessness, low income, etc. Every Friday morning, our doors are opened to a group of individuals who give their time and effort to help clean the church in exchange for a Walmart gift card to help purchase food or other household supplies. Additionally, those who attend Helping Hands have an opportunity to hear a gospel message, receive communion, and participate in a bible study. This has been a fruitful weekly program that has truly brought our ministry to those most in need in our very neighborhood. To find out how to get involved, Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Network of Nations
Internationals in our community will consistently experience and enjoy God’s personal love for them as local churches join together to provide genuine care, friendship, and spiritual encouragement. Many internationals face the challenges of cultural adjustment, language difficulties, isolation and loneliness. Approximately 1300 international scholars and students along with their families are enrolled at NIU every year. NofN is committed to extending hospitality and practical assistance, and offering them a caring community for friendship and cross-cultural understanding.
Network of Nations serves internationals from over 120 countries, many of whom return to places of influence within their communities and countries. Many continue the personal relationships which began here. Get more information
Neighbors’ House is a not-for-profit, faith based, community development organization partnering with DeKalb County students and families to help them fulfill their God-given potential for academic and relational success. Most of our programs take place in income-eligible housing communities in DeKalb County. Churches partner with Neighbors’ House to financially sponsor these programs and staff them with volunteers. Learn more
We Care Pregnancy Clinic
We Care Pregnancy Clinic in DeKalb offers a supportive, compassionate place to explore all of the options in the case of an unexpected pregnancy. Their services include: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, family planning counseling, and pregnancy and parenting education. Everything is free and confidential. FBC partners with We Care Pregnancy through fundraising and many church members serve as regular volunteers. How to get involved