God has invited us to be a part of His mission to embody and share the good news of Jesus in our words and in our actions, to the whole world. To learn more about opportunities to get involved with our global partnerships below, contact Amy Carlan.
Why Short-term Mission Trips?
Short-term mission trips are opportunities for the people who participate to be transformed more into the image of Christ as they serve under the leadership of brothers and sisters in Christ from other cultures and communities and put the good of others above their own. Short-term missions also allow our covenant partners to encounter other cultures that expand their perspective and understanding of God’s world and God’s work in the world.
God can, and does, do good work in us as we engage in mission through short -term trips. At the same time, we know that they are costly, and we want to relieve some of that burden so that more people can participate.
If you would like more information on applying for a short term mission scholarship, please see the following documents:
Antioch Partners - Guatemala
Missionaries: Eric and Debbie Stone
The mission field in which the Stones serve, Guatemala, is a mission paradox. While being one of the most evangelized counties in the world statistically, Guatemala is continually ranked as one of the most violent, especially against women. The Stone’s ministries are designed to promote a Christian culture via education and practical training that helps folks make decisions that facilitate an ordered, God ordained existence in the face of growing social chaos. Their ministries prioritize women and children.
Mission Emanuel is a long-time ministry partner of First Pres. Through Mission Emanuel, we have the opportunity to serve our friends in the small communities of Cielo and Nazaret in the Dominican Republic. Mission Emanuel aims to transform communities through the power of Jesus Christ through short-term mission work and relational ministry.
Click here to watch the Mission Emanuel promotional video.
Ever thought about going on the Dominican Republic mission trip? We would love to have you.
All-church Trip | October 14-20, 2023
This trip is for all adults. For more information, read our Details and FAQ document.
To register for this trip, visit Mission Emanuel Fall Trip Registration.
All-church Trip (Family & Youth) | June 15-21, 2024
This trip is for all youth, families, or adults.
An informational meeting will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at Noon in the Fellowship Hall. Watch for details to come closer to this date.
Our church partners with the Presbyterian Church of Zagazig, which is affiliated with the ECO Synod of the Nile.
The Outreach Foundation is a helpful source to find updates and needs from our friends in Egypt.
We are delighted that in January, 2024, three leaders of the Church of Zagazig will attend the ECO National Gathering in Greenville, South Carolina where they will spend time with our pastors, elders, and covenant partners who are attending the ECO gathering. We will then welcome our Egyptian friends to Winston-Salem for several days of fellowship and mutual encouragement.
Vision Trip: Come and see God at work in Egypt! Led by the Outreach Foundation, this relationship-centered trip focuses on encouraging and being encouraged by the leaders and churches throughout Egypt.
Traveling Care Team: This small team will represent First Presbyterian Church for our annual “family reunion” in Zagazig. In general, membership of this team involves a commitment of 2-3 years of annual travel and builds off of the Vision Trip. Travel expenses for this team will be covered by the church.
- To be a light for Jesus in their community.
- New outreach ministry with girls dealing with poverty.
- To be in God’s will all the time and do what God asks.
- Repair and renovation of the church building amid inflation in the Egyptian economy.
Our church partners with Haiti Outreach Ministries. HOM aims to “share the gospel with the people of Haiti through evangelism, education, and medical care.”
Short-term trips are currently postponed due to violence and insecurity within Haiti.
First Pres has previously been involved in short-term mission work in Haiti, having helped to rebuild after the devastating hurricane in 2012. Since then the partnership with HOM’s church and school have grown, medical teams have traveled and provided care, and a team from FPC helped to dig a well, providing clean water for the community.
Haiti Outreach Ministries asks for prayers for Haiti. Violence and insecurity have skyrocketed, leading to many deaths in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Many people have been displaced or have fled from their homes seeking safety in the countryside or other areas. People are scared and on edge as daily life and routine activities are difficult due to fear of violence and kidnapping.
- Please pray for a return to peace and stability.
- Please pray for the hearts of those involved in gangs, that their hearts would be softened, and they would turn away from violence against their brothers & sisters.
- Please pray for those in power, that they would use their position for good and turn away from greed or self-interest.
- Please pray for those who are scared, that they would feel God’s love, care, and protection.
Please pray for our Haitian staff as they serve our ministry, that they would have courage and feel’s God protection over them.
- Please pray for a better future for all of Haiti.
Prayer For All Nations
We go and make disciples of all nations through prayer. Our group prays for nations and people groups who have not yet heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Each week, participants learn about three people groups who are unreached and lift them up in prayer. Help us pray that all people would encounter Christ, and that the Spirit would enable His followers to participate in His mission to go and make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19-20).
Contact Philip King for information or to register to participate.