2020 First Christian Church Missions
First Christian sets aside 25% of our church offering to be used for missions.
Allocated Monthly Amounts:
$75.00 First Christian Church Camp Fund
This is to provide financial assistance for children and youth who are attending spring and summer Christian Camps.
$75.00 God's Jail Ministry - Putnam County
This ministry was established to reach out to the people that are incarcerated in our local jail and to show them the love of Jesus. They offer Sunday services, women's ministry, men's teaching and spiritual guidance, and provide distribution of Bibles.
$100.00 Christ in Youth
Christ in Youth provides creative opportunities for young people around the world to experience the life changing power of God and His Word. Young people are connected with Jesus and discipled through conferences, service projects, mission trips, and training events; and youth pastors and parents are also encouraged through education and training.
$100.00 Memphis Inner City Outreach - Don Todd
MICO ministers to the homeless, prisons, and juveniles in the downtown Memphis area.
$320.00 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.
$500.00 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.
$500.00 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.
$600.00 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.
Remaining Balance is allocated as follows:
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.
Missionaries Ajai & Indu Lall spread the gospel to the people of India and establishes new churches throughout the area.
10% His Seed Sowers
Missionaries Emmanuel and Elisabeth Desrosiers lead the work of “His Seed Sowers”. This mission is teaching the people of Haiti about Jesus. This work began by teaching the people of Haiti how to raise pigs & grow crops.
This is a children's home in Tijuana, Mexico. Approximately 85 children are cared for in two homes, one in Rosarito and the other in Tijuana.
7.5% 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.
7.5% Children’s Village at Christian City
This facility in Atlanta, GA started as a children's home and has grown into an assisted living home, retirement village, and a nursing home. The assistance we provide goes directly to assist the Children’s Village.
7.5% Friend Church – Mickie Cross, Chiang Mai, Thailand
These missionaries work at teaching the word of God to the people of Thailand
7.5% Johnson University
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!
5% Christian Student Fellowship - UT Knoxville
This campus ministry provides fellowship at UT offering the college student a Christian environment and a place to grow in their faith.
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.
5% First Christian Church Supplement Fund
This fund is used for special needs for local and international charities and missionaries.
5% First Christian Church Youth Mission & Conferences
The youth of First Christian have a week to two week long mission trip every other year as well as some special missions projects throughout the year. Money from First Christian helps to underwrite some of the expenses for our Youth to experience missions; this in no way pays their way but simply makes things more affordable for our teens to experience sharing the love of Christ in a variety of situations. From Tijuana, Mexico, a Children's Ranch in Idaho, poverty stricken mountains of Kentucky, Inner city Indianapolis, and serving those in need right here in Cookeville our teens are learning to reach out with compassion. In addition it may be used to help aid and/or scholarship some of the conferences that the youth attend through the year (CIY, Superstart, etc.).
5% Lighthouse Christian Camp - Ben Chapman, Director
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.
Tennessee Right to Life is a non-profit, public service organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society-LIFE itself. They promote, uphold, and support reverence and respect for human life without regard to condition, quality, age, religion, race, creed, or color, whether born or unborn. This commitment is derived from a belief that each human being, from the time of fertilization to natural death, has an immeasurable dignity and unalienable right to life.