The goal of Global Missions is to call the world to worship the One True God and at FPC, we pursue this goal in a number of ways. We seek to raise up and send out long-term and short-term missionaries from our own congregation and we also financially support missionaries whose work aligns with our goals and priorities.
We raise financial support primarily through our annual Faith Promise giving campaign. Once a year, during our Missions Conference week, we ask our congregation to make financial pledges beyond their regular giving to the annual budget. Collectively, these pledges become our Faith Promise, or missions budget, for the year.
For the safety of many of our international missionaries who serve in areas that are hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ, we do not list their names or organizations on our website.
Contact Iana Ostrowski at email@example.com or Sarah Jones (FPC Global Missions Committee head, based at Ipswich Campus) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about global missions
Short Term Overseas
Scripture Media Intern (South Asia)
2 weeks up to 3 months
David Phillips and the Scripture Partnerships team is looking for 1 or 2 short-term, technical volunteers to create 10-50 Bible-based slideshow videos for underprivileged tribal communities using iMovie, Photo Story 3, or equivalent software. This involves selecting available still pictures/slides (with creative commons licensing) to be used in conjunction with pre-selected Bible stories, choosing appropriate movement/animations between the slides that fit with the English translation of the story, and checking the videos with speakers of the story language to ensure the audio and video match. The volunteer would need to come to an American mission compound in South Asia (near the longest sea beach in the world) for between 2 weeks to 3 months. It also offers the opportunity to observe a mission hospital, mission schools, Bible translation training, and Bible storytelling training. Please contact Sarah Jones for more information.
ELIC Summer and Mid-term Teachers (East Asia)
Short, Mid and Long-Term
There are many opportunities to serve in East Asia with ELIC. You may remember that this is the organization that J&S are working with, and this area is also one of FPC’s main focus areas. There are many short-term, mid-term, or long-term opportunities for serving overseas. Please contact Sarah Jones for more information
English Conversation Teachers (East Asia)
Short & Long Term
Summer volunteers enjoy a unique short-term 5-week opportunity to serve/teach students in our English House Program and English Conversation Office. The summer term is June 27-July 29, 2016. We especially welcome college students in their junior and senior years who are native/near-native English-speakers. No language or prior teaching experience is necessary, but this is a great time to get that experience! Also accepting applications from like-minded volunteers to serve 1-2 years as language teachers starting in Fall 2015. B.A. and/or M.A. degrees are required to teach in the Western Languages Department. Please contact Sarah Jones for more information.
Immigrant / Refugees / Int'l Students
Revere, Boston, Lynn
Volunteers needed to teach English to immigrants and refugees. Days/times/openings vary.
Food Drive & Distribution
Join a group from FPC that helps periodically with food drives and distribution at a nearby Cultural Center. This is a good opportunity to serve and build friendships with our Muslim neighbors.
Do you know that most international students never step foot in an American home during their time in the United States? Students come to Boston from all over the world. Ask about becoming a friend with/mentor to an international student in the area.
Please contact Ann Smith for more information.