Christian sets aside 10% of our church offering to be used for missions.
Allocated Monthly Amounts:
$500.00 First Christian Benevolent Fund
The benevolent fund is used to assist people in our community that have fallen upon "hard times" with such needs as utility payments, food, rent, emergency needs, etc.
$100.00 Bible College Scholarship Fund
First Christian gives financial assistance to students who are pursuing a Biblical education as they pursue a college degree. The scholarship is reviewed annually and is based on financial need, available funds, and student academic success.
$300.00 Friend Church – Mickie Cross, Chiang Mai, Thailand
These missionaries work at teaching the word of God to the people of Thailand.
$300.00 PEP Foundation – A Back Pack Food Ministry
Financial assistance is provided to purchase food for children who may otherwise go without food over the weekend. Our church is also helping to pack food for those in need at three Putnam County Schools. We are one of the 43 churches in the area that are preparing weekend food bags for over 800 children.
$160.00 Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic
The Cookeville Pregnancy Clinic is a pregnancy resource center that proclaims the love of Jesus in word and deed by: practically helping women in crisis pregnancy situations choose life for themselves and their pre-born children; working in the area of prevention with abstinence education programs; and helping individuals suffering from a past abortion experience with the healing process. They recently began a mobile pregnancy center that will travel through Putnam County and many of the surrounding counties in the Upper Cumberland to provide services where they are needed. This money provides support equivalent to one day each month of mobile services.
Balance is allocated as follows:
30% Central India Christian Mission
Missionaries Ajai & Indu Lall spread the gospel to the people of India and establishes new churches throughout the area.
20% Ap Ma Outreach Project, Jessie & Karie Prvor
Jessie Pryor, the son of John & Bonita Pryor, has returned to Papua, New Guinea with the purpose of building a medical and literacy facility.
Established in 1976, this mission shows God's love by offering people a place to stay, providing food and clothing, and help in finding a job and home. They also have medical services available.
15% First Christian Church Supplement Fund
This fund is used for special needs for local and international charities and missionaries.
10% Ability Ministry
Their major goal is sharing Jesus love with people with disabilities and their families. They have started homes in different parts of the country to help families learn to deal with mental retardation.
This bible college was established in 1893 has trained thousands of students for church related works and has also provided us with a couple of decent ministers!
Annual Gift of $500.00
Located in Smithville, TN, this camp was established in 1982 to reach out to the disadvantaged children throughout middle TN with the gospel of Jesus Christ.