International Mission Statement -- The guiding philosophy of ministry pursued by the International Missions Committee of FPC.
To “declare His praise,” giving glory to God alone, by assisting in the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world, through educating, developing mission opportunities, and promoting mission experiences for the worshipping community at FPC, as well as, supporting, funding, and praying for the worldwide mission of the Church.
“To Declare His Praise” : The mission of the International Missions Committee (IMC) in part seeks to fulfill the overall mission and purpose of the First Presbyterian Church—to declare God’s praise.
“giving glory to God alone” : The primary and dominate means by which we strive to praise Him.
“by assisting in the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world” : The specific goal of the IMC focuses on the advancement of the Gospel in each and every pocket of the world, both here and abroad, that His message of salvation and His Kingdom might be know in all parts of the world.
“through educating the worshipping community at FPC” : One of the key responsibilities of the IMC is to educate the FPC community theoretically in the importance of missions in the Christian lifestyle, practically in the means and methods of effective mission work, and spiritually in the daily exercise of prayer, lifestyle, and worship on a global scale.
“providing mission trip opportunities for the worshipping community at FPC” : Another key responsibility of the IMC is to provide hands on opportunities for participation in the ongoing ministry of Christ in this world. This primarily takes form in our annual short-term mission trips. Each year, the IMC should encourage, cultivate, and develop mission opportunities for individuals in the church to engage in.
“promoting mission experiences for the worshipping community at FPC” : The IMC additionally promotes various experiences, speakers, and other opportunities for the FPC community to become exposed and participate (often from afar as “senders”) in missions. This may take the form of encouraging church members to support individual missionaries, to offer other encouragement and provision, and to explore other means of advancing God’s kingdom.
“supporting, funding, and praying for the worldwide mission of the Church” : The IMC additionally serves missions work which occurs outside our congregation by offering financial assistance to individual missionaries and mission organizations, as well as by providing other support and assistance when and where possible.
FPC Mission Partners - Recent mission trips by individuals in our congregation.
Mission Partnerships – Beyond our county and country, FPC carries on a series of international mission partnerships. These partnership are sustained through our prayer and financial support, and through the educational programs of the Committee.
Short-Term Mission Trips – Each year, the Mission Committee oversees various short-term mission trips (usually between 10 to 14 days). Here is information on some of the more recent trips.
Great Resource for Mission Prayer - You know that you should (yet wondering how), to pray for God’s work in the world...