Each year, the Houston’s First family gives to a special offering that directly supports the heartbeat of our church — the World Mission Offering. Our annual church budget sets aside millions of dollars for missional efforts thanks to your ongoing generosity. However, the World Mission Offering is a specific expression of our church’s whole-hearted support for what the Lord is doing through missionaries serving in our state, across the nation, and around the world. It is an opportunity for Houston’s First to send a united message that we long for people to hear the Good News of Jesus and know Him as their Savior.
Our goal for this year’s World Mission Offering is $1,400,000, to be distributed as follow:
If more than $1,400,000 is contributed, the additional funds will go to these projects and organizations:
Financial support is vital for missionaries, and so is prayer, connection, and encouragement. Our Missionary Care staff members and volunteers seek to provide just that for men, women, and families serving on the field and when they return, too. Houston’s First members can also play a role by participating in our Adopt-A-Missionary program.
Our church supports over 200 missionaries serving in more than 35 countries. Currently, around 50 of them have been adopted by Life Bible Studies, families, or individuals. Once you attend a Missionary Care Contact Lunch & Learn offered each quarter, you can choose a missionary that you’ll commit to pray for, contact regularly, and get to know well. After a year of relationship building, Care Contacts are encouraged to visit their missionaries on the field if possible — and our Missions office can help make that happen.
In addition to the Adopt-A-Missionary program, our Missionary Care ministry also supports these global workers through:
Sun, Mar 1 @ 12:30-2:30p — The Loop Campus (Rm 262)
Open to church members from every campus, this training will equip you to become a Missionary Care Contact. At the end of the training, you'll be able to choose one of our missionaries to adopt through our Adopt-A-Missionary program. RSVP for the event here.