First Christian Church is committed to fulfilling the Great Commission by sharing the Gospel in our community, our country and overseas. The leadership of FCC has committed 10% of our weekly offering to provide financial support for this endeavor. To that end the Missions Team is charged with overseeing the expenditure of those funds, considering requests for support placed before it, and actively searching out Christian missions that share that same goal.
Any member of FCC may bring a request before the Mission Team for consideration. These requests may include such things as assistance to participate in a short-term mission trip; a discipleship program to consider longer-term mission service; or preparation for full-time ministry through a degree program at a Christian Church affiliated college or university. The Missions Team also considers requests from missionaries, mission organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations which make application and meet certain criteria.
The Missions Team is interested in adding additional members, Please prayerfully consider whether or not this is an area of interest for you and a place where you could serve. If so please contact the Church Office at 243-6445 for more information.
FCC Supports the following missionaries with monthly gifts:
- Beraca Foundation - Ruben & Karen Popet
- Campus Christian Fellowship - John & Mandy Johnson
- Casa de Esperanza (House of Hope) - Honduras
- Chile Mission - Jack & Janine Swanson
- Christar-Phil Cantrell
- Christian Missionary Fellowship - Larry & Debbie Kineman
- Cookson Hills
- Green Pastures Christian Retreat Center
- Honduras Hope
- Illini Christian Ministries
- In His Service - Jesus Is Lord
- Jacksonville Senior Chaplaincy Care
- Life Connection Church - Chris & Nancy Seay
- Lake Springfield Christian Assembly
- Lincoln Christian University
- Military Support Group of Waverly
- Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp
- Northwest Haiti Christian Mission
- Pioneer Bible Translators - Shonna Ingram
- Pioneer Bible Translators - John Frank
- Pregnancy Resource Center - Living Alternatives
- Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch
- Show-Me Christian Youth Home, Missouri
- Team Expansion - Doug & Penny Lucas
- Truth Unleashed Ministries - Benin - Josue' Akowanou
- Western IL Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Todd Sweatman
Numerous one-time special needs or projects such as disaster relief, feeding programs, short-term vision trips, etc. as requested.