As an extension of our faith we become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the world around us. We are called to share the love that was given to us by God to all that we come in contact with.
First Christian does a variety of mission work ranging from serving at Newgate and Hi Way 80 Rescue Mission to Domestic Trips to St. Louis and Joplin and going to Costa Rica to serve and work with followers of Christ in establishing God's Kingdom here on earth.
2019 Mission Trip
First Christian Church is planning to return to Costa Rica for another mission trip with Pura Vida Missions. We will have a infomation meeting in the Fall. Stay Tuned!
Tentative Mission Dates-- June 1-9, 2019. (We have had to change the dates of the trip due to reservation conflicts with Pura Vida.)
A passport is required for travel to Costa Rica. If your current passport will expire within six month of the travel dates, you will need to renew.
If you would like more information about the 2019 Costa Rica Mission Trip, please contact Rev. Evan at email@example.com or 903-753-7611.
Outreach of First Christian Church in Longview begins within the hearts of our members and the walls of our building and extends beyond to community, regional and national programs. FCC Longview continues a long history of being a strong servant church. The current annual budget allocates over $81,000 for Outreach. Just as significant as budgetary commitment is the ever-faithful support of our members who volunteer their time and talents to various agencies in our community. Over $130,000 of in-kind service by our volunteers is given to non-profits in our community.
The following is a list of some of the agencies supported by FCC Longview:
Rusk Birthday Party providing birthday cakes and gifts to the residents
Refuge International (medical clinics in rural Guatemala)
Adopt a School-Ware Elementary
Longview Community Ministries’ Food Box, Meals on Wheels, and Service Center
East Texas Child Advocates, including Children's Advocacy Center, Court Appointed
Crisman School Scholarship
Rainbow Room for foster parents' supplies
Forever Friends for at-risk teen girls
East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA)
Habitat for Humanity
East Texas Literacy Council
Highway 80 Rescue Mission/Hope Haven
Bethany Home for out of town families of hospital patients
Juliette Fowler Home for the Aged
Longview Christian Retirement Homes
Disciples Crossing (Camp at Athens, Texas)
Week of Compassion (worldwide ministries)
Longview Preschool for economically disadvantaged families
Women’s Center of East Texas
Highway 80 Rescue Mission and its sister, Hope Haven for women
International Affairs Seminar to train our youth to see the needs of the world
Church Finance Council (Disciples' "United Way")
Northeast Area of the Christian Churches of the Southwest
Pension Fund for retired ministers
Week of Compassion (World-wide emergency assistance)