We serve in our local community as well as around the world supporting local organizations and global missionaries.

Global and local missions is a high priority at First church – as mission support accounts for nearly 20% of our budget. 

We support missionaries serving across the globe in:

  • Haiti
  • Equador
  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Cameroon
  • Mozambique
  • Asia
  • Czech Republic
  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Israel

Short-term and long-term mission projects provide life-changing experiences and keep us connected with our purpose – to serve along with the ministries and the missionaries we support by:

  • Providing medical assistance
  • Building houses in Ecuador
  • Teaching English in the Czech Republic
  • Welding railings and gates in a Jamaican orphanage
  • Helping build & renovate Young Life camps in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica
  • Annually serving on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
  • Working & teaching in an orphanage in Haiti
  • Serving people in Annville, Kentucky
  • And more…

We support many ministries throughout the local and greater Grand Rapids community including:

  • La Casa de Mi Padre
  • Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Next Step of West Michigan
  • Young Life
  • Connections in Wyoming
  • Children’s Hope Chest
  • Forgotten Man Ministries
  • World Mission

These ministries provide people with jobs, cars, food, shelter, safety, and the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission Council directs the church in who to support on the mission field and takes an active role in helping the church see and understand how God is moving in far away places.

The Mission Council meets monthly and is responsible for:
• facilitating the support of missionaries
• determining financial commitments
• providing on-going opportunities for mission experiences
• keeping the church up-to-date on missionaries we support
• overseeing the Mission Endowment Fund
• fostering the understanding that all people have been called to be missionaries in the place they live