Missions Committee Overview
FPO’s Missions Committee is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all of the church’s missions endeavors in order to further FPO’s vision of sharing Christ in the US and abroad. The committee is made up of a variety of individuals from FPO who are united by one central theme: a passion for missions both globally and locally. The committee joyfully serves the church body by stewarding its financial resources, identifying and recommending support candidates, caring for full-time missionaries both in the field and during furlough, and fostering missions awareness within the congregation through prayer, coordination with small groups, special events and church members who are interested in missions, and short-term trips. The committee is an integral part of FPO’s broader role in advancing the kingdom and helping to establish Christ-centered churches in the US and abroad.
We currently support 18 missionary families in a variety of locations that include: North America, Europe, India, East Asia, Southeast Asia, local ministries & campus ministries.
The committee is active year-round, and its scope of activities includes the following:
- Monthly meetings
- Pray for missionaries
- Interview missionaries
- Work on various initiatives
- Communicating with missionaries
- Recommendations to FPO’s Session for support candidates / needs
- Hospitality for visiting missionaries
- Congregational communication
- Weekly missionary updates
- Monthly prayer guides
- Short-term mission trips
- Coordination of Small Group missionary programs
- Financial stewardship
- Special events
If you have a passion for missions or would be interested in learning more about FPO’s involvement with missions, please email Steve Shiflett.