First Missionary Church was founded in the late 1800's with a priority on world missions. From its earliest days, missionaries were selected, supported financially and spiritually, and sent out into the world. This continues today with about 1/4 of the annual budget being designated to missionary support and missions projects.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
1. Jerusalem - people in close proximity to us in distance, language, and culture.
2. Judea - people who are close in distance but different in language and culture.
3. Samaria - people who are further away in distance and culture but similar in language.
4. Ends of the Earth - people furthest away in distance, different in both culture and language.
We are supporting missionaries and projects that involve all four areas. This includes missionaries in local youth organizations, to people teaching English in other countries and to medical workers around the world.