We 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; and then to think about how we can serve and support God’s mission and purposes globally.
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. In recent years, teams and individuals have served in the following arenas:
- Check out Kristine Maxey’s short term team experience in Germany. Watch it now.
- International sports and English camp in Germany (watch video from the 2011 team)
- Christian outreach and leadership camps in Russia for local youth and college students
- Ironton Missouri – helping in one of the poorest counties in the state
- Senior High students serving in inner-city St. Louis
- Middle East, North Africa Vacation Bible Schools
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.
2017 Short-Term opportunities are coming soon!
(please print out application and then fill it out before returning it to the mission department)
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.
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. We are currently working with partnerships in the following areas:
- Middle East/North Africa