Mission and Outreach
First Christian Church has expanded its scope to include international mission by participating in mission work outside of our immediate area. In addition to our donations to Week of Compassion and for disaster relief in numerous areas around the world where hope is needed, FCC has raised funds and contributed items for hygiene kits, school kits, cleaning kits and Christmas shoeboxes.
In past years, First Christian Church has participated in the Advent Conspiracy project, during which we focused intentionally on worship, on spending less, on giving more, and on loving everyone during the Advent season. Through Advent Conspiracy giving, First Christian Church has raised money to provide clean drinking water in the Chaco Region (South America)— enough money was raised to build 3 water tanks for 3 communities and 66 people. We have also supported A Place of Hope, a newly established orphanage in an HIV/AIDS-prevalent area of Kenya. Funds raised supported the building of a well.
International Mission Trips
In 2010, First Christian seized the opportunity to expand its mission partnership with A Place of Hope, sending seven of its members on a mission trip in July 2010 to Maigori, Kenya. During the two-week trip, team members led a Vacation Bible School for approximately 700 children, helped lay the foundation for a Place of Hope dormitory, and led a leadership conference for local pastors and lay leaders. During the summer of 2012, a group of youth and adults from FCC served in Guatemala.