Mission Work

Mission Statement: The purpose of the First Protestant Church Missions Board is to enable the spread of the gospel and to minister to others locally, nationally, and globally in the name of Jesus Christ and to encourage the growth of FPC as a missions-minded (Acts 1:8) church.

Nearly 170 years ago, First Protestant Church began as a mission outpost for early German immigrants in what was then the barren wilderness of South Central Texas. Today – as we carry out the Great Commission of our Lord in the 21st century – we go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20), we also live out the challenge that each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others (1 Peter 4:10). At First Protestant Church, we empower our people to serve others in various local, national, and international mission venues. We believe that we were created by God for this purpose in Jesus Christ and that God prepared in advance for us to do his work (Ephesians 2:10).

What We Do:
· Provide financial support to local, national, and global missionaries
· Build relationships with supported missionaries
· Provide education and missions information to the congregation

Who We Support:
Our Jerusalem (Greater New Braunfels):
· Bible Study Fellowship
· Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Greater NB
· Boy Scouts of America
· Family Promise of Greater NB
· Gideons Worldwide
· Meals on Wheels
· Options for Life
· S.O.S. Food Bank
· South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
· St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

Our Judea (Texas) & Samaria (North America):
· Jonathan Ammon (Hamtramck, MI)
· Evangelical Association National Minister Support Fund
· Merge Youth Annual Mission Trip
· Rev. Jason Pickard (RUFI @ Texas A&M)
· Jon & Carol Shaneyfelt (Wycliffe Bible Translators)
· Ervin & Colleen Starwalt (Wycliffe Bible Translators)

The Ends of the Earth:
· Bryansk, Russia (Glinischevo Church, Camp Yolochka, Transfiguration Children’s Center)
· Discipling Our Nations Effectively, Inc.
· Ken & Judy Hollingsworth (Wycliffe Bible Translators – Cameroon)
· Wink & Glyn Kelso (Servants of Servants)
· Josh & Bethany Reed (SIL International – India)
· Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child

What You Can Do:
· Pray for our missions partners.
· Bring nonperishable food staples to the church for the S.O.S. Food Bank.
· Bring diapers to the church to support Options for Life.

For more information about our Missions Ministry, or to get involved, please contact Associate Minister, Rev. Phil Brown.