Missions We Support

Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Matthew 28:18-20

Our Response


Monthly Financial Support

Monthly Birthday Parties

Camp Nebowa

Sunday School Classes

Volunteer Projects

Midwest Christian Services

First Church of Christ has been honored to support the mission of Midwest Christian Services for over 50 years. It is one of those rare opportunities where we get to suppport a mission both financially and directly. The boys and staff attend our worship services and attend Bible classes following the service each week. We also plan and implement monthly birthday parties for them at the home. We are truly blessed to have them be a part of our church family.

The mission of Midwest Christian Services is to supply needs; physical, spiritual, and emotional for the clients and staff through Christian training and environment.

Midwest Christian Services has been serving children since 1963!  MCS provides residential treatment to male adolescents, ages 8 to 18.  The average treatment duration is 12 to 18 months.  Midwest is licensed by the Department of Human Services to provide Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Supportive Residential services.  Referrals are accepted from the Department of Human Services and Juvenile Court Services.

Midwest is located in Northwestern Iowa, four miles south of Peterson and eight miles north of Highway 3 on M-27.  The rural setting enhances the treatment focus and includes the benefits of country living.

Nebowa Christian Camp

Camp Nebowa is yet another mission where we have the unique opportunity to not only support financially but directly as well. Each year we assist with getting youth and children to the camp both with financial support and transportation to and from. In the past we have also had members and youth be a part of the staff at the camps. Many lives are changed and transformed when they attend camp.

The mission of Nebowa Christian Camp is to facilitate a minsitry outlet for camp area Christian Churches in Nebraska and Iowa for the purpsoe of providing a Christian camp experience for youth and adults.

To learn more go to Nebowa Christian Camp

Our Response


Sending Youth to Camp

Recruiting Volunteer Staff

Host a Camp for MCS Students

Donate Food Items to Camp

Regular Financial Support

Our Response


Regular Financial Support

Deaf Missions

The sole purpose of Deaf Missions is effectively communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ with deaf people worldwide.

The accomplish is many ways such as visuals, outreach, and training.


  • The Bible: American Sign Language Version
  • Big Bible Stories
  • ASL Sermon Series
  • Dr. Wonder’s Workshop
  • Daily Devotions for the Deaf


  • Bible Camp for the Deaf
  • Christ’s Church of the Deaf
  • After School Bible Classes
  • International Missions
  • Operation SERVE


  • Workshops and Seminars
  • Deaf Christian Leaders Conference
  • Christian Interpreters Conference
  • Extension Program
  • International Bible Training Center

To learn more go to Deaf Missions

International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES)

IDES exists to meet physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus Christ with five focus areas:

Evangelism: Our primary goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in everything we do.

Disaster Response: IDES works in partnership with Christ’s servants around the globe to care for victims of natural disasters.

Hunger Relief: We fund both long and short term hunger relief efforts, providing nutritious meals for those in neeed.

Community Development: IDES’ mission partners help people create a better future for themselves and their children by providing them with a “hand-up” instead of just a “hand-out”.

Medical Care: We provide medical supplies, equipment, prescription medications, vitamins, and other materials requested by mission partners worldwide.


Our Response


Regular Financial Support

Our Response


Regular Financial Support

Educating Our Community

Rapha House

Through our programs Rapha seeks to:

  • Prevent the trafficking of children before it starts.
  • Provide healing, hope, and freedom through quality care for children who have been rescued from trafficking.
  • Train and Reintegrate children who come into our care.
  • Educate, Engage, and Empower advocates to rise up and fight this injustice.


Rapha House
PO Box 1569
Joplin, MO 64802


712 S Main St
Joplin, Missouri 64801


(417) 621-0373

Voice of the Matyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs continues this mission around the world today through the following purposes:

  • To encourage and empower Christians to fulfill the Great Commission in areas of the world where they are persecuted for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • To provide practical relief and spiritual support to the families of Christian martyrs.
  • To equip persecuted Christians to love and win to Christ those who are opposed to the gospel in their part of the world.
  • To undertake projects of encouragement, helping believers rebuild their lives and Christian witness in countries where they have formerly suffered oppression.
  • To promote the fellowship of all believers by informing the world of the faith and courage of persecuted Christians, thereby inspiring believers to a deeper level of commitment to Christ and involvement in His Great Commission.

Our Response


Regular Financial Support

Educating Our Community