Fall 2022 Missions Opportunities

For more information about an upcoming mission trip, to register for a trip, to suggest a missions activity, or to join a local group project contact missions pastor Brandon Kiesling at bkiesling@firstofallon.com.

GROW Outreach Runs each Tuesday through Oct. 18, 2022. FBCO seeks to touch our community and provide needs through door-to-door contacts, letter writing, and prayer for visitors to our church and new and current residents.

Global Missions Celebration: Sep. 18-25, 2022. GMC, an annual highlight on FBCO’s calendar, includes hearing missionaries and representatives from our local, national, and international ministry partners discuss their activities. The Taste & See evening is an enjoyable introduction to the unique local foods of our partners’ communities. LIFE groups and Academy classes host one-on-one Q&A sessions with ministries. FBCO also announces its missions opportunities for the following year.

Mexico Mission Trip: Oct. 28-Nov. 5, 2022. The fourth and last Mexico trip of the year includes home visits and Bible studies.

O’Fallon Ft. Zumwalt Holiday Stroll Through the Park: Dec. 5 and 6. Each December our volunteers serve the community during the annual seasonal light festival at nearby Ft. Zumwalt Park. During the event’s two walk-through nights, FBCO volunteers help visitors with parking, direct them to shuttle buses, and offer them complementary hot chocolate before and after their visits. Students, young adults, and seniors can volunteer for this activity.

HOPE Pantry Giving Tree Every December FBCO individuals, groups, and LIFE groups adopt the needs of local families to provide their basic household supply needs and gift requests.

2023 Missions Opportunities

In addition to these FBCO missions activities others may be planned by Bible study groups, church organizations, specific ministries, and individuals. Unless noted, short-term trips are open for any adults. For more information about an upcoming mission trip, to register for a trip, to suggest a missions activity, or to join a local group project contact missions pastor Brandon Kiesling at bkiesling@firstofallon.com.

Butler, IL Day Trips: Love Packages. These quarterly day trips are suitable for all ages, all abilities. Help this recycling organization prepare new and used Bible study resources for shipment to third world ministries that cannot afford to purchase or have no access to Christian literature. Check back for trip dates.

Mexico Mission Trip: Feb. 11-18. FBCO returns to southern Mexico to work with IMB contacts in establishing a new church.

Netherlands Missions Trip: Mar. 25-Apr. 2. Our FBCO team will assist a new church plant in Rotterdam. Potential activities may include community events and activities with children and Muslim immigrants, particularly women.

Cincinnati, OH: Inspiring Hope Church. Winter/spring 2022/2023 and Mar. 27-Apr. 2. These week-long trips to suburban Hamilton, OH may include construction projects (first trip) as well as  neighborhood canvassing, student events hosting, and serving IHC’s ministry partners.

Mexico Mission Trip: Apr. 4-11. FBCO returns to southern Mexico to work with IMB contacts in establishing a new church.

Kansas City, MO Mission Trip: Spring. As we begin a new work across the state ministry opportunities include representing a church partner at community events, prayer walking, and neighborhood canvassing.

Israel Mission Trip: Baptist Village. Spring/summer. This trip focuses on facility improvement. We will work alongside IMB missionaries in their efforts to serve Jewish and Arab neighbors.

East St. Louis, IL Day Trips: Christian Activities Center July. Families, couples, students and individuals can help improve CAC’s facilities with routine maintenance, outdoor landscaping, and facilities clean-up. May involve working with children. Trip dates to come.

Mexico Mission Trip: Jul. 8-16. FBCO returns to southern Mexico to work with IMB contacts in establishing a new church. This may be a VBS focused trip.

O’Fallon: Engage O’Fallon: Ministry opportunity details to come for this local, community focused missions work. Activities available for multiple age groups.

O’Fallon: HOPE Food Pantry Giving Tree and the city’s Celebration of Lights Stroll Through the Park event. These annual December activities aid the area’s needy citizens, as well as those enjoying O’Fallon’s winter lights display at Ft. Zumwalt Park.

Past Missions Opportunities

Love Packages Day Mission Trip: Feb. 7, May 23, and July 18, 2022. This ministry project involved sorting, processing, and packing recycled Bible literature and other resources for overseas ministries. Read about a previous Love Packages trip here. See the May trip photos here. In July 18 our sixth and seventh graders students sorted, packed and banded used and new Bibles, study resources, and other materials. Read the story here.

Scotland Mission Trip: Mar. 18-26, 2022. FBCO volunteers participated in public school classes with art and music projects, hosted other youth programs, and supported the local ministry of our church partner, Milestone Christian Fellowship, in Girvan. Read the trip report, here.

Cincinnati Mission Trip: Apr. 4-10, 2022. The FBCO team supported the community outreach of Inspiring Hope Church, a new work that launched on Easter 2021 in suburban Hamilton, OH. Activities included completing community projects from earlier outreach activities, meeting residents in door-to-door neighborhood visits, updating a mission house, and working with an IHC local ministry partner. Read about the trip here.

Mexico Mission Trips: Apr. 14-21, May 24-31, and July 8-16, 2022. FBCO returned to southern Mexico to work with IMB missionaries Clay and Tammy Richardson. The trip focused on re-establishing a presence in the village of Chiapas following 2021’s absence due to COVID restrictions. Our second trip of the year to Chiapas, Mexico included visiting homes and prepping for VBS in July, which our college students ran. Read the story here.

Israel Mission Trip: June 1-11, 2022.  Two teams aided two ministry organizations–the Jerusalem Prayer Center and Baptist Village–by doing light construction and painting at their facilities. Read the story soon.

Denver Mission Trip: Jun. 11-18, 2022. This trip for high school students included hosting a five-day soccer camp for the community and touching neighborhoods through door-to-door canvassing with our Parker, CO partner—Cross Family Church. Read the story here.

O’Fallon Heritage and Freedom Festival: Jul. 2-4, 2022. During the community’s annual Fourth of July festival FBCO operated an on-site facility where young mothers comfortably cared for their babies’ needs.

Missions Week: Aug. 1-5, 2022. FBCO performed multiple projects simultaneously at the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis, IL; Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO; and, Love Packages in Butler, IL. Teams to the Christian Activity Center improved the facilities. At Hannibal LaGrange University volunteers did a deep clean of student dorms. Teams to Love Packages prepped Bible and study materials for distribution to overseas ministries.

Page updated September 18, 2022.