Each year, First Family sets aside a special time to provide extra focus on the global mission of the church. Beginning Sunday, October 18th and concluding the following Sunday, October 25th, you can find details about the week below!
Sunday, Oct 18 – Special Speaker Brad Buser and Partner Interviews
On Sunday, October 18th, we'll be hearing from Radius International Founder Brad Buser. He'll be speaking at all three services on October 18th on the topic of "God's Passion, Our Mission." Brad and his wife Beth spent over 20 years planting a church among the Iteri people. Upon returning he identified the need for quality cross-cultural training for missionary candidates, and RADIUS was born. We'll also be interviewing a different partner at each service. Due to safety concerns, we won't be able to live stream that portion of the service. Email [email protected] if you'd like to find out which partner is sharing at each service.
Wednesday, Oct 21 – Iowa and The Timothy Initiative: Church Planting in Asia
Churches in Iowa are coming together to form an alliance. An alliance that will impact thousands of lives for eternity. Join Pastor Todd Stiles and David Nelms from The Timothy Initiative to hear how you can be a part of planting 500 churches among the unreached. Together, we can get the Gospel to every people group and place! Join us.
Saturday, Oct 24 – GO 5K
Less than 1% of the American church's giving goes towards missions work in the 10/40 window. The 10/40 window is where 41% of the world's population resides. We're hosting a Global Outreach 5K at 9am on October 24th, where 100% of the money raised will go right to missions work in the 10/40 window. Learn more and sign up below! If you'd like to simply donate, you can do so here. A $50 donation gets you your choice of long sleeved tee, and a $100 gets you the tee and an FFC mug!sign up
Sunday, Oct 25 – Special Interview with an International Partner
Due to safety concerns, we unfortunately can't share the name of the partner who will be sharing with us at all three services on October 25th. We'll be streaming the message in an audio-only format to protect the identity of the partner. We'll also be interviewing four more of our partners about their countries and ministries.
Sunday Night, Oct 25 – Let's Go Nuts Fundraising Event
We're hosting a special fundraising event Sunday night at 4pm for an international partner who plans to start a business processing cashews in an underdeveloped village in SE Asia. Come hear the exciting way they plan to bless the people both physically and spiritually. Bring your entire family! A meal will be provided. Sign up below.Sign up