Missions

Giving Our Lives

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Our church strategy is built around three objectives. Gathering our hearts (worship); Growing our souls (growth); and Giving our lives (service). Giving our lives is the missional dimension of our church which includes prayer, volunteering, giving, service, and missions.

We desire to see the gospel advanced throughout the city, our nation and the world.

We are committed to doing three things through our mission endeavors:

  • First, making disciples by planting churches in global cities.
  • Second, carrying the name of Jesus to nearly 3 billion unreached people.
  • Third, doing justice in dark places.

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2017 Mission Trips

Local Missions

Ministry to Our City

Faith Centers

The Faith Centers are extensions of the ministry of Houston's First Baptist Church. There are three primary locations: Spring Branch, The Grove, and Harwin. Through many diverse programs, the Faith Centers serves thousands of people every month to meet their needs physically and spiritually.

Houston 1:8

Each year, for a few evenings in July, the Houston's First family focuses their hearts and efforts on sharing the love and truth of Jesus with people at locations throughout the greater Houston area. We call it Houston 1:8 and each of our campuses reaches out in different ways.

Houston's First Baptist Church partners with various ministries around the Houston area. Click here to browse other Partnership Opportunities.

Go 2017

The Houston’s First Baptist Church Missions Team desires for believers to understand, own and execute the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). Each component requires training, exposure to ministry, mentorship, and intentional prayer. Our Team is committed to working together to train believers in carrying out the Great Commission through the love of Christ.

Do you know your Spiritual Gifts?

Find Your Place to Give Life Away

If you are unaware of your spiritual gifts, heart passions or personality traits, we offer a confidential spiritual gifts assessment free of charge courtesy of Houston's First! While completion of this assessment is not required to volunteer, it can better assist you in determining where to serve with your spiritual gifts.

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Trainings

Below are a list of milestones courses to help you grow your faith and engage the world.

Smart Fishing ... Ways to Reach More People in Christ

In this course we will study the charge from Christ in Matthew 4:19 and discuss the why, when, where and how of successful fishermen to equip believers to become Fishers of Men. …

Wednesdays, Aug 30–Oct 4 @ 6:30–8p

Racial Reconciliation and the Gospel

A unified, multi-ethnic people is a God-glorifying, unique mark of the Church. For six weeks, we will look at what the Bible has to say about race, the togetherness of the Church, why it’s so hard and why it’s worth pursuing. …

Wednesdays, Aug 30–Oct 4 @ 6:30–8p

Loving Muslims

This class will look at culture, worldview and how the Gospel rightly fits into this context. Also, included will be best practices and personal examples of communicating the truth of Scripture and partnering with the Holy Spirit. Organized and established opportunities to get involved with partners in the community will also be discussed. …

Wednesdays, Oct 11–Nov 15 @ 6:30–8p

Conversational Evangelism

In the past, witnessing involved laying out the truth and guiding a person to understand and accept it. But the awareness of basic Christian principles has changed and so have the needs of pre-believers. …

Wednesdays, Oct 11–Nov 15 @ 6:30–8p

Caring for Missionaries

Missionary families struggle the same way we do in many areas of life—only their struggles are often magnified by health and security risks, exposure to different culture and language, and isolation from their loved ones and support groups. Find out how you can best serve and support the Houston’s First missionary community. …

Wednesdays, Aug 30–Oct 4 @ 6:30–8p

XEE - Relational Evangelism Training

XEE equips Jesus-followers to share the Gospel effectively in everyday encounters. In this seven-week class, you will learn and put into practice relevant, biblical, and relational evangelism skills for our postmodern times. …

Wednesdays, Sep 13–Oct 25 @ 6–8p

Practical Evangelism

A 5-week guide on sharing the Gospel of Jesus with anyone and everyone! The Bible says that the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart (Luke 6:45). If Jesus has filled our hearts then we will be speaking about Jesus. …

Wednesdays, Sep 9–Oct 4 or Oct 11–Nov 15 @ 6:30–8p

The Ways of the Alongsider: Growing Disciples Life to Life

Despite our weaknesses, Jesus invited us to participate in the Great Commission by helping people live for Christ in the here and now. This Bible study spells out the “how” of making disciples through an alongsider approach to life. You apply the practices of an alongside, such as reading the Bible with others, asking questions, telling stories, encouraging, application and living on mission. …

Wednesdays, Aug 30–Nov 8 @ 6:30–8p

Finding your PLACE in Life & Ministry

​This five-week course will help you discover how God has uniquely designed you to be a difference maker among your family, friends, colleagues, and community. We will cover topics such as personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, passions, and life experiences. Following the course, you will be given an opportunity to meet with a PLACE Coach to help you implement what you learn.​ …

Wednesdays, Sep 27–Oct 25 @ 7–8:30p

Meet Our Staff

Missions
William Taylor
WT

William Taylor

Missions Pastor
Jerrell Altic
JA

Jerrell Altic

Minister of Mobilization
Kevin Spivey
KS

Kevin Spivey

Missions Associate
Charlotte Nease
CN

Charlotte Nease

Executive Assistant
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Legacy 685 Director
Caroline Johnson
CJ

Caroline Johnson

Missions Associate
Ameer Omar
AO

Ameer Omar

Missions Associate
Skyler Womack
SW

Skyler Womack

Missions Associate
Jonathan Huegel
JH

Jonathan Huegel

Evangelism Associate
GI

Gabriel Ianculovici

Missions Associate
Alisha Wilson
AW

Alisha Wilson

Missions Associate
William Taylor
WT

William Taylor

Missions Pastor
Jerrell Altic
JA

Jerrell Altic

Minister of Mobilization
Kevin Spivey
KS

Kevin Spivey

Missions Associate
Charlotte Nease
CN

Charlotte Nease

Executive Assistant
Toni Steere
TS

Toni Steere

Legacy 685 Director
Caroline Johnson
CJ

Caroline Johnson

Missions Associate
Ameer Omar
AO

Ameer Omar

Missions Associate
Skyler Womack
SW

Skyler Womack

Missions Associate
Jonathan Huegel
JH

Jonathan Huegel

Evangelism Associate
GI

Gabriel Ianculovici

Missions Associate
Alisha Wilson
AW

Alisha Wilson

Missions Associate