Our Outreach Ministries coordinate all of our efforts for serving in our community and around the world. They challenge our people to think beyond themselves, to think in more global and cross-cultural terms about God and His mission and purposes in this world. To sign up for the Outreach Connection newsletter, click here. To visit the Outreach Blog, click here.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Informal conversational classes are offered Wednesday evenings throughout the school year for anyone interested in improving his or her English skills. Groups are formed around speaking ability, and many different nationalities are represented! Dinner is at 5:30 pm, and class is from 6:30-8:15 pm. Contact: Laura Calys at lcalys@efree.org
St. Louis Chinese Christian Fellowship First Free is proud to partner with the St. Louis Chinese Christian Fellowship. For more information on this group, their meetings, and their outreach efforts visit http://stlccf.org/.
Short-Term Teams 
Each year individuals and teams are equipped and supported as they serve God’s mission and purposes in different places throughout the U.S. and other countries. Individuals may travel and serve outside of the St. Louis area or stay right here and serve the team by helping in “home base” support. In recent years, teams and individuals have served in the following arenas:
  • Ironton Missouri – helping in one of the poorest counties in the state. Sign up for the 2019 trip here!
  • Senior High students serving in inner-city St. Louis
  • Middle East, North Africa Vacation Bible Schools
  • Europe (Germany, Czech Republic, Poland)
Application Forms
Apex Missions is the EFCA’s missions organizations for youth groups and college-aged individuals. Interested? Check them out at apexmissions.org.
Long-Term Mission Opportunities
Since 1983 First Free has sent 72 members on long-term assignments around the world, and we continue to support and mentor individuals considering this kind of commitment. We also see our missionaries as an integral part of our First Free family and want to care for them well. We form support teams around each missionary so they receive the encouragement, prayer and the practical help needed as they serve away from St. Louis. Interested in knowing more or becoming involved? Email outreach@efree.org.
Missionary Directory

Click on a region of the world from the list below to meet the missionaries we’ve sent on to the mission field and learn how to pray for them.

Church to Church Partnerships
At First Free we realize we can’t go-it-alone in reaching out globally. We want to work with others and partner with churches and organizations internationally so that together we can have a greater impact in sharing the love of Christ. The goal of these long-term partnerships is to develop healthy, local leadership and churches which in turn have a spiritual impact on their communities. Interested in knowing more or becoming involved? Contact Cathy Nelson in the Global Outreach Office: 636.779.2187 or cnelson@efree.org.
Missions Milestones
The missions history at First Free Church has been a journey of discovery and blessing. Click here to read about the Missions Milestones in our past. Praise God for all He has done!