We encourage members of Houston’s First to participate in the worldwide missions movement. To make that possible, we have an established process for joining a mission team or project.
Once a decision has been made for you to join a specific team, you will receive an email from FOCUS Missions that provides you with a link to be on the team. This is where you will electronically sign waivers and complete your paperwork for your upcoming trip.
We encourage every person to own a passport. The passport cost and visa fees are not included in your team overall cost unless otherwise noted. You can apply to a team prior to securing a passport. If you own a passport, please review it to make sure you have plenty of blank pages (a minimum of 4-5 pages when traveling internationally with multiple stops). Also, verify the expiration date of your passport is six (6) months beyond the date of return to the United States.
If your trip leaves in eight (8) weeks or less and you have not applied for a new passport, please contact the Missions staff or team leader for information on how to expedite your passport.
All team meetings are required unless providentially hindered. Attendance at these will usually be on a Sunday following morning church worship services. These are led by the team leader.
Join Houston’s First and Legacy 685 as we travel alongside our partners, Back2Back serving children’s homes and underdeveloped communities, by partnering with individuals, schools, churches, civic groups, and businesses to create a bridge. During this short-term mission trip, we’ll work alongside Back2Back staff members at each ministry location, experiencing the widespread impact of Back2Back’s orphan care ministry and foster care initiative in Monterrey, Mexico. The work is hard, the hours are long for those who serve at risk, vulnerable and orphaned children but God has placed them in pivotal positions as difference makers for these children. Join us as we pray, learn, encourage, and serve in Monterrey, MX.