At First Family, we embrace the mission left to us by Jesus by 1) planting churches 2) partnering with others, and 3) powerfully witnessing as individuals. These three thrusts comprise the bulk of our outreach strategy. Each year we plan a number of short-term mission trips to both assist our global partners as well as have an impact on those going on the trips, helping them gain a global perspective of the gospel mission.

Currently, FFC’s missionaries and partnerships include those in areas both unreached (pioneer regions) and reached (mobilizing regions), but for security reasons we do not list any of our GO partners on our site. If you'd like to find out about our partners, just fill out the form below and someone will be in touch.

2022–23 Short Term Trips

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South Africa

Date: February 2–14, 2023
Leader: Bethany Kester
Cost: ~4,000

This is a great opportunity for anyone (family, kids, couples, singles) to experience missions and another culture. The team will be Christ’s hands and feet by showing His love to the children and families in South Africa through outreach and service projects in the community with Blessman International.


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Engage Global

Date: April 21–23, 2023
Leaders: Dustin & Abigail boring
Cost: $500

Visit Engage Global in Minneapolis, MN to get invaluable hands-on missions experience without having to go far! This is a great trip to learn and experience missions life and grow in your view of the global kingdom.

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Middle East

Date: April 17–25, 2023
Leaders: Todd Stiles
Cost: ~$2,000

Join Todd, along with Tim Lubinus of the BCI, in visiting and encouraging our partners in the Middle East. You’ll see up close the work of the Daniel Project, as well as a network of house churches. Plus, there will be a church history segment, with learning tours in Istanbul and Ephesus. The trip is open first to BCI pastors/leaders, then to our church members as space allows. You’ll be notified if there is space available when you apply.

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Date: July 15–22, 2023
Leader: Ashley & Shelia Miguez
Cost: $1,800

The Honduras team will assist with an after school program, which is part of the overall outreach program to the community. The trip will involve time interacting with the kids of the program, working in the community doing projects alongside the Hondurans to support the families of the community, and providing food baskets to families as a means to develop relationships and have gospel conversations. The specifics will ultimately depend on the needs at the time. If possible, we will also include a local church service and a fun day at the end. This is also a family-oriented trip, so kids are welcome, but you must apply!

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