Local Missions of First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church has a rich tradition and vibrant continuing life in serving those in most need in our local community and in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ both far and wide. We see missions as an extension of our worship, where we are sent out to love God and love our neighbor. We are so glad that you are interested in learning more about local and global programs and partners who help us take the gospel into ALL the world. 

  • LXI

    LXI is the only inner-city youth ministry in Johnson City focused on long-term, day to day relationships with at-risk middle and high school youth. Daily we make a difference in lives of over 90 under served and under-resourced youth by building a safe community and consistent, loving relationships. You are invited to come alongside us to see a generation of youth made new! Partner with us by volunteering, giving, praying, or advocating. We hope LXI is a place where you can walk out God’s calling on your life.


    For more information Contact Jennifer Jacobs jennifer@fpcjc.org

  • Holston Presbytery Camp

    Ours is a tradition of small group camping with a big group plan. We encourage campers to embark on a journey of the mind, body and spirit. It’s a journey that requires a knapsack that we supply with independence, self-reliance, curiosity, creativity, and faith. We learn to work, play, sing, and worship together. We furnish minds and bodies with skills essential for physical, social, and character development with an emphasis on Christian values.


    For more information visit www.holstoncamp.org

  • The river

    The River is a place for ALL women to help themselves through core services that provide basic needs and support services that assist in living self sufficiently. We are open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. Since opening our doors on October 4, 2004, The River has served over 1,000 women and children in need. Many are without support networks and are at severe risk of falling between the cracks into greater poverty, homelessness, and desperation. The River has several core programs developed to meet the basic and supportive needs of the women and children we serve. For some women, The River is a stepping stone to self-sufficiency. For most women, The River assists in meeting basic needs on a daily basis. Guests value The River for its comprehensive and unique programs and for the compassionate and respectful manner in which they are offered. We believe that every woman has gifts and strengths that she can build on to be successful. It is our hope that The River can bring new life! 


    For more information contact Stacy Larsen, Executive Director 423-926-8111

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  • Melting Pot (Good Samaritan) Lunch

    We help with your community lunchtime feeding program at the Melting Pot ministry located in the basement of Munsey Church on every 3rd Monday of the month. Bring chips, individually-wrapped sandwiches in zip-lock bags, or bananas to the FPC church office by 9:45am, come to help serve, or both!  


    For more Information contact Brian Johnston.

  • Appalachia Service Project

    Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia. Appalachia Service Project envisions the eradication of substandard housing in Central Appalachia and the transformation of everyone who comes in contact with this ministry. ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families.


    For more information visit: www.asphome.org

  • Intervarsity

    InterVarsity is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. For over 75 years, InterVarsity has had a vital presence on hundreds of college campuses, courageously proclaiming Jesus as Lord and Savior, engaging in discipleship around Scripture, and loving people of every ethnicity and culture.


    For more information visit: www.intervarsity.org

  • Streetside Missions

    There are two ways to serve with Streetside Missions: 


    1. On Sunday mornings, Coffee on the Corner provides our downtown neighbors with coffee, doughnuts, and other items (e.g., Bibles, socks, toiletries) on the concrete table outside of the church. There is also an opportunity to share prayer requests. For more information, please contact Mesa Smith.


    2. The second Saturday of every month at 10am in the fellowship hall, we partner with our local Salvation Army by providing them with bagged meals, personal care kits and feminine hygiene kits for use in their Outreach Ministry.  You may check the weekly newsletter for updates on items to donate, come help to pack, or both.  Please contact the church office or Martha Courtney with any questions: martha@fpcjc.org



Global Missions of First Presbyterian

FPC is on a Mission to Glorify God and we have been committed to the work of missions for over 150 years! 


The Global Missions Team at First Presbyterian is an active group that meets once a month.  We welcome visitors and new members at any time. First Presbyterian has a strong and long partnership with many global missionaries. We continue that history by supporting in prayer and in financial contributions.  JOIN US! For more information, contact Gisele Linders. 

Global Mission Partners

Check out more information about our partners and ways that you can learn more by clicking the tabs below.

  • Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organization that provides aviation, communications, and learning technology services to more than 1,000 Christian and humanitarian agencies, as well as thousands of isolated missionaries and indigenous villagers in the world's most remote areas. Most recently in a jungle village in Papua, Indonesia.  


     Missionary support provided to:

    Robert and Lynette DiCrasto

    Brian and Connie Shepson


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  • The Antioch Partners mission is to send out followers of Jesus to participate in God’s mission in the world. Most recently the Maasai Special Projects Fund, Kenya.


    Missionary support provided to:

    Cecily Strang

    Fred Foy


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  • Wycliff Bible Translators: Bringing the good news of Christ to people still waiting. Most recently to Brazil. 


    Missionary support provided to:

    Doug and Ruth Baughman


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  • Partners In Christ International is to glorify God and expand his kingdom by educating and equipping Christian brothers and sisters. Mostly recently in Mexico.


    Missionary support provided to:

    Katie Taylor


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  • Shepherd’s Heart Ministries is to glorify God and expand his kingdom by educating and equipping Christian brothers and sisters in Ribera and Guadalajara, Mexico.


    Missionary support provided to:

    Church of the Holy Spirit

    Faith Church


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  • ROCK Bridge Ministries invests in Kingdom development of Kenyan Communities of faith through discipleship, empowerment, and mobilization.  


    Missionary support provided to:

    Zablon Kuri


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  • Haiti Education Foundation provides support and education to the children of southern Haiti. 100% of donations go towards education, supplies, and the maintenance and construction of new schools.


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  • Trinity Hope is a ministry that feeds thousands of hungry children, teachers and cooks each day in Christian schools spread throughout Haiti.


    Missonary support provide to the St. Innocents School


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  • Campus Outreach has a strong commitment to sharing the Gospel with unbelieving students on each campus. We believe that this is commanded and modeled all throughout scripture. https://www.cominneapolis.org/poteat


    Missionary support provided to:

    Paul is the Midwest Network Director for Campus Outreach. He oversees 8 Campus Outreach franchises including Minneapolis, St. Louis, Peoria, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Louisville, Lexington and Columbus.

    Samm Poteat serves with the CO Serve team as the Midwest Network Women’s Coordinator. In her part-time position, she will help with assessments for staff teams, provide shepherding in the Midwest region, and facilitate training opportunities for the women's leadership throughout the Network

     

    Flor Abojaladi serves in Germany baptizing and leading people to God in a sensitive areas. 


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