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.

2024 Trips

Contact a trip leader if you’re interested in learning more! Campus Collective and FFC Youth trips may also be planned. Stay tuned to those ministries for more info.

South Africa

Date: February 8–20, 2024
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 to the children and families in South Africa through outreach and service projects in the community with Blessman International.


Date: June 6th-16th
Leader: Ethan Woodward
Cost: $2,500

This is a great opportunity for 6-10 adults who love working with children, building relationships, and are flexible to change. The team will be Christ’s hands and feet to the children and families in a closed country through local outreach activities. This opportunity will allow you to experience missions and another culture. Deadline to sign up is February 25.


Date: July 13–20, 2024
Leaders: Ashley & Shelia Miguez
Cost: $1,800

The trip will involve time interacting with the kids of the program, working in the community doing projects alongside the Hondurans, and providing food baskets to families as a means to develop relationships and have gospel conversations. Family-oriented trip; kids welcome!


Date: August 3–11, 2024
Leader: Justin Porter
Cost: ~$1,250 + Airfare

TEAMS for Medical Missions is about healing the body, making disciples, and strengthening the local church in Jamaica. Our J-Teams are focused on three areas of ministry:

Medical: Providing needed medical care and medicines on an ongoing basis and bringing the gospel to bear on spiritual needs at the clinics.

Construction: Building a home for someone in need, each trip.

Children’s Ministry: Leading devotions in schools, ministering to children at the clinics, and leading Bible study, crafts, games, and sports opportunities at TEAMS House.

Service areas needed are Kids/Sports Ministry, Medicine, Clinical Records, Evangelism/Encouragement and building crews. Learn more about T4MM here!



Date: September 2024 (2 weeks)
Leaders: Jay McFarling
Cost: $3,000–4,000

This is a selection-only trip to encourage and suppport our partners, the Matthews, in Syndey. The team will consist of just 4–5 members, ideally business-experienced and/or young adults.

Early Church History Trip

Date: April 30–May 10, 2024
Leaders: Todd Stiles & Tim Libinus
Cost: $3,899

Walk in the footsteps of Paul’s journeys, including some of his church plants and ministry stops. Glean how it laid the groundwork for centuries of missions as well, visiting the key city of Istanbul and other ancient sites of the church councils and structures, including Ephesus, Cappadocia and Rome.