From your Director of Mission:
FCFI Missions is dedicated to assisting our members in fulfilling the Great Commission. Our membership includes churches, organizations, individuals and businesses, but we all should be concerned and involved in the evangelization of the world. That is where we can help you.
Serving as your Director of Mission, I stand ready to assist you in whatever way I can. The world is changing minute by minute, and while our message does not change, our methods should. If you are a church member, we can assist you in motivating and mobilizing your congregation toward greater involvement in missions. If you are a mission organization, we can come alongside you to further your vision. If you are an individual and you want a short term mission experience, we have annual opportunities in several countries. And if you are a business and desire to sow into our mission thrust, we can help you decide which organization is suited for your goals.
On this page, you will find several excellent mission opportunities this year: we travel as a group to visit mission outposts in different countries and to teach in pastoral conferences; we will also be traveling to different countries to do evangelism, teaching, women’s and children’s ministry and to preach in the churches. Additionally, as Director of Mission for FCFI, I personally make several out of country excursions and am open to having traveling companions share the ministry with me. Please feel free to contact me if you are looking for a way to serve God somewhere on foreign soil.
Perhaps you would like to take your church to a higher level in missions this year but are unsure about how to go about it. We have assisted many churches in the past with setting up mission committees, mission conferences and Mission Emphasis Sundays. Or perhaps you have a situation with one of your missionaries or mission organizations that you support and you need counsel about what you should do. I have served for 30 years on the mission field and would love to work with you to find a successful solution to your situation.
If we can serve you in any area of missions, please don’t hesitate to call at (678) 371-1452 or email me at email@example.com. I stand ready to serve you in whatever capacity you desire.
Rev. Paul Whitley
FCFI Mission Director
Faith Christian Fellowship International
Global Mission Force
FCFI Mission Trips 2016-2017
FCFI, working hand in hand with Invading the Darkness ministries, is offering short-term mission trip experiences during 2016-2017. These opportunities are intended to give our members on-hand experiences in several areas of ministry on the foreign field.
Short term missionaries are needed in the areas of evangelism on the streets and in schools and other venues. Many of our teams are trained and gifted in the area of drama and pantomime, ministering to students in schools and youth activities in the city.
Our teams are also utilized to come along the national church in the area of church planting. Most of the churches we work with have outreaches in outlying villages and towns where they are planting new churches. Our teams travel to these areas and help to gather people to the evangelistic outreaches, give testimonies, preach the Word and minister at the altars after services, praying for the sick and the lost. This has been very fruitful and is very helpful to the local churches.
In every country to which we travel, there are multitudes of children who count it a special joy to encounter Americans. Our teams go prepared to befriend these children, minister to them in skits, object lessons, and songs. They learn to make balloon characters, and the more daring ones dress as clowns and entertain the children. We average 600 children each trip that pray to receive Christ.
The women in the countries where we go all want and appreciate the ministry of the Word, counsel and friendship. On almost every trip, we have women team members who want to minister to the women in the Word, in testimony and in counseling. There are always numerous opportunities to pray with the women and to encourage them.
Most often we are invited to come and teach in seminars and conferences. These may be leadership conferences, business conferences, youth conferences or marriage conferences. There is always a need for team members to come and assist us in these types of outreaches.
Of course, every trip is filled with opportunities to minister in the churches. This may take the form of service, worship, testimony, teaching and preaching and ministry at the altar.
As you can see, there is a place for almost anyone on one of our short-term mission teams. No one goes to be a spectator, and we need workers from all age groups.
Time and place
All of our teams will be going to Tarija, Bolivia, where we have been working for the past several years with Pastors Ruben and Hilda. Pastor Ruben and his wife Hilda pastor La Casa Pentecostal church in the city. God has miraculously given us favor in the city both with the other churches and the government. Our teams minister in public schools, Catholic schools and private schools. We have full access to freedom to share about the things of God, and we are seeing results.
Recently, we have also had an open invitation to minister on the Army post as well as in the Police Academy. Young men and women are hungry for the things of God.
This past summer, two different universities and business schools opened their doors to us, and we have an open invitation to return this next year by the leadership of the universities. Because of this, we are in need of Businessmen and businesswomen with the gift to teach.
Churches in the city and in the state have asked us to help train and equip their leaders, and a lot of our time is spent doing seminars and conferences.
With the new technology we are using, we have opportunities to openly evangelize in outlying villages and towns. Some of our teams will be traveling to different locations to evangelize using the Jesus Film as well as other media.
Our teams do a lot of ministry to women in the different neighborhoods and churches as well as to children in the churches.
As you can see, there are numerous opportunities to use your spiritual giftings to influence and inspire both the Body of Christ and those who have not yet given their lives to Christ.
All teams are set for the month of June 2017. Contact us for the dates you are interested in.
$995 + airfare to Tarija, Bolivia.
What does the cost include?
$995 includes all expenses incurred upon arriving in Tarija.
Hotel and meals, translation, offerings, transportation and incidental team expenses. It does not include souvenirs, sightseeing and meals on sightseeing day.
There also is a 10 year Bolivian visa expense of about $160.
All interested persons should contact our office (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 678-371-1452) to apply in order to guarantee a space on the team of your choice. Already, we have two groups who are planning on returning this year, so I encourage you to call soon. There is a $50 non-refundable one time application fee which is not part of the $995 team cost. Returning team members are not responsible for this fee.
We assist you in every step of the journey. Our Short Term Mission Training Manual contains practically everything you need to know about preparing for a trip.
YouTube videos of past mission trips: