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Houston, TX 77002
832-668-1800
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Houston, TX 77042
713-458-4700
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MISSIONS MINISTRY

Director of Missions: Kristen Jones 
Email or 832-668-1800

Administrative Assistant: Kim James 
Email or 832-668-1819

Westchase, Director of Outreach: MJ Antu 
Email or 713-458-4710

 
The Missions Ministry of First Methodist Houston seeks to, in the name of Christ, support and aid the needy and less fortunate in Houston and around the world. We strive to be positive examples to others by being Christian in both word and deed to express the love of God. We seek to motivate our congregation and community to help them participate in missions. We seek to promote a person's self-sufficiency, self-worth and self-confidence through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES

Everyone, no matter their age or ability, can play an active role in helping to share the love, grace and good news of Christ with others. Several volunteer opportunities are available at First Methodist Houston and its partner agencies. Click on the link below to view our service opportunities booklet. We look forward to serving with you.

Service Opportunities Downtown
Service Opportunities Westchase

MISSION TRIPS

Join us in ministry in 2014. Go with us as we take the love of Jesus to those in need.

For 2014, we have dates scheduled for:.

Honduras | August 18-25 | $1,900
Help deliver the hope of the Gospel by digging a water well with MANNA Water for Life.

Eagle Pass | October 1-4 and Dec. 18-21 (Adult)/Dec. 19-21 (Family) | $200
Make a difference in this border town by repairing a home for a needy family, serving in the local food bank or participating in evangelistic outreaches.

Guatemala | October 4-12 | $1,800
Be a part of this general surgical mission team delivering medical care to Quiche Indians in the west central highlands of Guatemala.

El Salvador | November 9-15 | $1,900
Be part of this team that delivers the hope of the Gospel by digging a water well with Living Water International.

Cuba | November TBD | $1,800
Our teams provide training, encouragement and much-needed support to Cuban believers at our sister church just outside Havana.

2014 Mission Trip Registration Form
2014 Medical Release

For more information about any of these service opportunities, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).

 

WHY GO ON A MISSION TRIP?

Enjoy testimonials from people who have experienced a mission trip.

PRAY FOR UNREACHED PEOPLE

It is estimated that of the 6.8 billion people in the world, 2.8 billion of them live in unreached people groups with little or no access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are perhaps the neediest of the needy as they have no church, no missionary, no mission agency to tell them about Jesus. 

In prayer is power. Prayer is a way that every single Christian can get involved in missions and in reaching the unreached people of the world. Below is information about the unreached people group of the day. Click on the image to learn more about and find prayer points specific to this people group.
 

Click here to receive unreached people information by email.

 

LIFELINE AND HELPLINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lifeline is First Methodist Houston's Downtown area outreach to Houston's transient population and members in need. Lifeline provides food, rent and utility assistance and spiritual care.

 
You can help us help the hurting in Houston by donating staples to Lifeline. Lifeline is always in need of the following items:
 
t-shirts (L, XL, XXL) deodorant
men's underwear (size 32-38) toothbrushes
toothpaste (travel or small size) men's socks
soap (motel-size) gently used billfolds
bottled water vienna sausage
fruit cups cookie packets
cracker packets hard candies
plasticware canned goods
 
For more information about Lifeline, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).
 
 

MEDICAL APARTMENT MINISTRY

First Methodist Houston leases seven apartments in the Brompton Court Complex. These apartments are rented to out-of-towners whose loved ones are being treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

The mission was born out of love for the many families that brought their sick to be treated for cancer, but were unable to afford housing for themselves. These apartments are dedicated to the glory of God and the healing of the patient.

The Brompton Court Complex is a gated community approximately two miles from the Texas Medical Center. The complex has five swimming pools and an exercise room available for the tenants. There is a shuttle that goes to the Medical Center every hour.

Each apartment is fully furnished.

  • Living room: recliner, couch that opens to a queen-sized bed, bookshelf, desk, chairs
  • Kitchen: dinette set with four chairs, stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, dishes, pantry
  • Bedrooms: Some bedrooms have two twin beds; two have king-sized beds and one has a queen-sized bed. Linens and towels are provided.
  • Recreation: There is also a television and DVD player in every living room and a television in the bedroom. We furnish a local phone, high-speed internet service and cable TV.

To apply for one of these apartments, contact the Church Apartment Ministry office at
713-524-2640 or apply online at www.churchapartmentministry.org.

 

SALVATION TO CHILDREN PROJECT

Are your children asking tough questions about God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit? Are you ready to explain more about faith with them but find the explanation too advanced? "Mommy, What Is Salvation" is the story of a child with questions about a term she has learned at church and doesn't understand. The mother asks God to help her with an explanation. The story that unfolds is that explanation. A simple way to explain a complex, even unexplainable act of God's grace.

Click here for more information about "Mommy, What is Salvation?" and the Salvation to Children Project.


 

 




 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & DEVELOPMENT

Neighbors in Action is an extension ministry of First Methodist Houston and operates as a non-profit organization. Its mission is to help the neighborhood of Port Houston grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally, resulting in a neighborhood that is self-sufficient and outreach-focused. NIA is committed to sharing the love, forgiveness and restoring hope that Christ offers to every person and to helping empower people to become all that God created them to be.

 For more information, visit their website at www.neighborsinaction.com or contact Kathrin Meier, director, at 281-888-2470.

SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

"Investing in [children] is not a national luxury or a national choice. It's a national necessity.'" - Marian Wright Edelman

For several years, members of First Methodist Houston have invested in the children in our community by being a tangible example of God's great love, spending time with them, sharing the Gospel with them, and supporting them in academics. Currently, our outreach is to four area schools - Bush Elementary, Gregory Lincoln Education Center, Patrick Henry Middle School and Port Houston Elementary.

 

BUSH ELEMENTARY

This outreach also needs volunteers to encourage children (1st - 4th Grades) in academics, help with homework, and tutor in reading and math at Bush Elementary (9730 Stroud, 77036 - Alief ISD).

Immediate need: Bush Elementary is in need of male mentors, especially bilingual mentors. For more information, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).

GREGORY LINCOLN EDUCATION CENTER

First Methodist Houston helps meet the school-related needs of students at Gregory Lincoln Education Center. First Methodist provides school supplies, gym and school uniforms, shoes, and hygiene and toiletry items.

PORT HOUSTON ELEMENTARY

Port Houston Elementary needs mentors for every grade level (PreK – 6) to meet one to two hours each week with their mentees (during school hours), read to them, take a walk around campus, work together in a gardening area, etc. Mentors provide students that valuable one-on-one attention and self-esteem support that some children are lacking. 

For more information about any of these community outreaches, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).

ONLINE MISSIONARIES

Millions of people search for God every day online. As an online missionary, in connection with Global Media Outreach, you can respond to people around the world who are looking for God. You can pray for them, help them begin discipleship or just encourage them with scripture if they are working through relationship, financial or other spiritual issues.

Join in God's ministry to reach searching hearts and share Jesus with more people than you ever thought possible from the comfort of your home or office. You can be part of a pioneering ministry that reaches thousands of people each day.

If you are interested in becoming an online missionary or would like to receive more information, contact our church coordinator, Al Brown.

 

DISASTER RELIEF SERVICES

Disaster Relief Services provides support to those suffering as a result of natural or man-made disasters in a manner that shows Christ cares for these individuals.

The Early Response Team (ERT) works with other ERTs from the Texas Annual Conference to accomplish this. The team is capable of being deployed within 250 miles of Houston, and, on rare occasions, to national and international disaster sites.

For more information about Disaster Relief Services, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).

HOME REPAIR

The Home Repair Ministry assists the elderly or those who are economically disadvantaged with home repairs. Each client must own their own home and demonstrate need for financial assistance. Applicants are reviewed according to team skills and budget availability.

Click here to request assistance.

For more information, contact the Missions Office (information listed above).

HOME REPAIR IN PORT HOUSTON

PARTNER MINISTRIES

Partner ministries are agencies and organizations whose mission and service efforts align with those of the Missions Ministry at First Methodist Houston.

Partner ministries are not only supported financially - many members and friends of First Methodist Houston supply these agencies with manpower by volunteering on a regular basis.

LOCAL PARTNER MINISTRIES
Avenue N Recovery
The Beacon
Christian Alliance for Humanitarian Aid
Church Apartment Ministry
Emergency Aid Coalition
House of Amos
Home of Hope
Life Center for the Homeless
Skills for Life Prison Ministry
Wesley Community Center
West Houston Assistance Ministries

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER MINISTRIES
BASTA
Becas Con Bendiciones (Scholarships With Blessing)
Global Media Outreach
International Leadership Institute
Mission on the Move
Project AIDS Nigeria
ZOE Ministry

FIRST METHODIST MISSIONARIES

 

 

Mission Events
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Immediate Needs

BUSH ELEMENTARY
Bush Elementary is in need of:
- Spiral notebooks
- Children's underwear for boys and girls, sizes 4 - 18/20
Please place your donations, marked "Bush Elementary" in the collection boxes in the Westchase Atrium.

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