We all know the cliche, “You can’t take it with you.”

It’s so well known because we all know - it’s true - we can’t TAKE it with us, but we can SEND it ahead.
As Jesus followers, we recognize that everything we have now is a gift to steward, and we have an invitation from God to invest HIS resources back into HIS purposes in the world.

We may not take anything with us, but we can invest everything we are into eternal efforts, missional purposes, and God’s Kingdom Building ventures.

Thank you, First Assembly, for going above and beyond the tithe and investing into
Kingdom Builders. Angela and I are excited to witness the abundant, Kingdom Building work God does through our First Assembly family in 2023!

Join the Mission.

EVENTS

Equip Everyone

to live on mission so 500 people are baptized as new followers of Jesus.

Give Generously

so 1.5 million dollars will be invested into God’s Kingdom.

Multiply the Church

in five new and innovative ways to engage unreached people in our community.

Meet our Special Guest Missionaries.

BEN & KATHLEEN STRUSS

Indonesia
Ben and Kathleen have been serving in Indonesia since 2014. They serve amongst the Sunda people, the largest Muslim unreached people group in the world. In 2019, they planted International Church Bogor which reaches more than 20 different nations weekly.

KEITH & DELSEY GARNER

Asia Pacific
Keith and Delsey Garner serve with Asia Pacific Media located in Manila, Philippines, but doing ministry all across Asia Pacific.  The ministry is currently active in the Philippines, Japan, Myanmar and Vietnam with other countries opening soon.   Asia Pacific Media seeks to help the church in Asia Pacific to effectively use media and technology for evangelism and discipleship.

CRAIG & NATALIA BAUMTROG

Mexico City, Mexico
We are Craig, Natalia, Noah, and Jackson Baumtrog serving University students in Mexico City.  Our ministry takes place on the largest campus in all of Latin America with 400,000 students. 

ZACH & SHELLIE MADDOX

Morocco
Zach and Shellie are bringing Gospel access to the Arab World by strengthening global workers, mobilizing believers, and living missionally. They will coordinate member care for Arab World missionaries, mobilize international church congregants as lead pastors of Casablanca International Protestant Church, and live as everyday missionaries in their neighborhood, city, and country.

DR. RICH PRUITT

Called College - Illinois
Called College is an Illinois Assemblies of God District Bible College with accreditation through North Central University. Our mission is to train young people for vocational, Pentecostal ministry. Through a unique blend of rigorous academics, hands-on training, and mentorship, Called College students will graduate feeling ready to say “Yes!” to the call of God on their lives. Graduates will receive their AA in Pastoral Studies or Global Studies, be eligible to earn their ministerial credentials, and become part of a family of Illinois AG churches and ministers.

$163,000 INvested

Navajo Nation & Beardstown Trips

ADDED 4 NEW
MONTHLY PARTNERS

NATE & LISA TURNEY

New Zealand

DUANE & LORI DANIELSEN

Eurasia

COREY & KAYLEE BREAUX

Sweden

TYLER & ELIZABETH ROSS

Intervarsity (ISU & Millikin)

OPENED THE Sensory Room

ENGAGE OUR NEIGHBORS

Investing in Local Commitments/Initiatives

2023 MISSIONS SPotlights

INTERNATIONAL CHURCH BOGOR MINISTRY CENTER

Indonesia

International Church Bogor, planted by Ben & Kathleen Struss, is thriving and needs their own space to further their mission and expand their influence! While the Struss family is with us, we’ll learn more about the International Church Bogor Ministry Center where they will equip future leaders, prepare missionaries and mobilize more people in the mission! During the week it will operate on a Business as Mission model and on the weekends it will be used to host their weekly worship service. The fundraising need for this project is $250K.

Cajillo Project

Cuba

The need for house churches in Cuba is exploding and is a rich opportunity for church plants. Plans are underway, property has been purchased and construction has begun on a new sanctuary and pastor’s home! The projected cost of the Cajillo Building is $15K, while the new temple is projected to cost $150K.

CalleD College

Illinois

Called College is an Illinois Assemblies of God District Bible College with accreditation through North Central University. Our mission is to train young people for vocational, Pentecostal ministry. Through a unique blend of rigorous academics, hands-on training, and mentorship, Called College students will graduate feeling ready to say “Yes!” to the call of God on their lives.

Graduates will receive their AA in Pastoral Studies or Global Studies, be eligible to earn their ministerial credentials, and become part of a family of Illinois AG churches and ministers.

Dinner Church

Bloomington/Normal, IL

So many people in our very own community will not come to a traditional church. Many have written off “organized religion.” Others think they’d never be comfortable around churchy people. Still others have no interest in waking up early on a Sunday. Whatever their reason, many have said “no way” to church, but they haven’t said “no way” to Jesus.

The Table is a way of doing church around a community dinner table. Food brings people together and opens hearts to genuine conversations about life
and faith.

DAVID & CHASTIDY PARKS

England

The Parks moved from Azerbaijan to England eight years ago to begin planting churches.   Life Church Bristol was launched in 2016 and is now under the leadership of a local Bristol pastor.   As a part of the AG Great Britain church planting team,  the Parks will return to England to additional churches and mentor future church planters.   We have the joy to help them purchase a church planting trailer and equipment.   NEED - $20,000.

JAMIE  & TASHA KEMP

Indonesia

The Kemps believer college students are the key to reaching Indonesia,  the world’s most populous Muslim nation.   The Kemps have established and multiplied Chi Alpha ministries throughout Indonesia.   They are now believing God to open a new Ministry  Training Center to multiply the number of missionaries and campus leaders serving in Indonesia. NEED - $10,000.

JASON & MEGAN HARSHBARGER

Chi Alpha - ISU,  IWU,  HCC

VERLON & MELODEE FOSNER

Dinner Church

Ongoing Ministry List:
$100,000+ in Current Annual Commitments

Chris Ali - Global University
Kent Anderson - COH Rural Compassion
Craig & Natalia Baumtrog - Mexico City
Jim & Chele Brown - RAM Network
Terry & Babs Castleberry - Belize
Cornerstone Christian - AcademyBloomington, Illinois
Jay & Cinnamon Covert - Urban Ministries
Rick & Jan Cunningham - Romania
Church Launching - Illinois
District Resurgence - Illinois
Scott & LoVonna Ennis - Nigeria
DiMari Fennell - Chi Alpha Ball State
George & Debbie Flattery - France
Luke & Nicole Furr - Chi Alpha Indiana
Gamal & Amal Gerges - Reaching Muslim Arabs in the St. Louis Area
Earl & Laura Goodrich - Africa’s Children
Joe & Laura Gordon - India
Ann Greve - Cambodia
Chris & Amy Hales - Czech Republic
Jim & Betty Hall - Church Mobilization USA
Tyler & Phuong Halstead - Middle East
Jason & Megan Harshbarger - Chi Alpha  ISU, IWU, HCC
Andrea Hastings - China
Leon & Christy Hedding - Operation Mobilization
Home Sweet Home Ministries - Bloomington, Illinois
Jeff & Abby Hunt - Engage Africa
Daniel & Therese Irizarry - Caribbean
Will & Jennifer Jones - Awakening Ministries
Tom & Jenny Keating - Belgium
Jamie & Tasha Kemp - Indonesia
Launching Laborers - All Illinois Missionaries 
Living Alternatives; Pregnancy Resource Center - Bloomington, Illinois
Wilma & Chuck Lormis - Missions Cultivators
Todd & Shawndra Lucas - Chi Alpha Chicago
Mike McGee - Mexico
Edwin Misigaro - Peoria Maranatha 
Charles & Kay Moodie - Chicago Life Center
Bret & Joan Nelson - Africa (Sensitive)
David & Melissa Nicholson - Utah
Steve & Natalie Overturf - Africa (Sensitive)
David & Chastidy Parks - United Kingdom
Andrew & Nancy Raatz - AGWM Communications
John Schwider - Royal Family Kids
Linda Seiler - National Chi Alpha
Tyrone Silva - Philippines
Paul & Shelley Singh - India
Jeremy & Tina Skinner - Indonesia
Richard & Laura Smallie - Central Eurasia
Kevin & Miriam SmithKenya - Eden Min.
William Snider - Asia Pacific Media
Tim & Marketa Southerland - Dutch Caribbean
Jeff & Maryann Stone - Israel
Ben & Kathleen Struss - Indonesia
Teen Challenge - Peoria
Teen Challenge - Illinois
Joel & Gail VanBriggle - Brussels
Warrior Fire Bible - Global
Paul & Karla Weis - Guatemala
Don & Diane White - Turkey
Billy & Katy Willis - Youth Alive Illinois
Josh & Karri Woolley - Ecuador
Grant & Molly Wyatt - Vietnam
Jerry & Barbra Wyatt - Vietnam

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Chris Ali ...........................................................................Global University
Kent & Judy Anderson ............................................................COH Rural Compassion
Craig & Natalia Baumtrog ............................................................Mexico City
Corey & Kaylee Breaux  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sweden
Jim & Chele Brown ...................................................................RAM Network
Terry & Babs Castleberry ....................................................................Belize
Cornerstone Christian Academy ............................................Bloomington, Illinois
Jay & Cinnamon Covert ..........................................................Urban Ministries
Rick & Jan Cunningham ..................................................................Romania
Church Launching ............................................................................Illinois District
Duane & Lori Danielsen  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eurasia
District Resurgence ..........................................................................Illinois
Scott & LoVonna Ennis .....................................................................Nigeria
DiMari Fennell .................................................................Chi Alpha Ball State
George & Debbie Flattery ..................................................................France
Luke & Nicole Furr ...............................................................Chi Alpha Indiana
Gamal & Amal Gerges ...............................................................Reaching Muslim Arabs in the St . Louis Area
Earl & Laura Goodrich ............................................................Africa’s Children
Joe & Laura Gordon ...........................................................................India
Ann Greve ...............................................................................Cambodia
Chris & Amy Hales .................................................................Czech Republic
Jim & Betty Hall ..........................................................Church Mobilization USA
Tyler & Phuong Halstead ...............................................................Middle East
Jason & Megan Harshbarger ...........................................Chi Alpha  ISU, IWU, HCC
Andrea Hastings .............................................................................China
Leon & Christy Hedding ...................................................Operation Mobilization
Home Sweet Home Ministries ...............................................Bloomington, Illinois
Jeff & Abby Hunt ...................................................................Engage Africa
Daniel & Therese Irizarry ...............................................................Caribbean
Will & Jennifer Jones .........................................................Awakening Ministries
Tom & Jenny Keating ......................................................................Belgium
Jamie & Tasha Kemp ....................................................................Indonesia
Launching Laborers ........................................................All Illinois Missionaries
Living Alternatives -  Pregnancy Resource Center ........................Bloomington, Illinois
Wilma & Chuck Lormis ........................................................Missions Cultivators
Todd & Shawndra Lucas .......................................................Chi Alpha Chicago
Mike & Shelly McGee ................................................................................Mexico
Edwin Misigaro .................................................................Peoria Maranatha 
Charles & Kay Moodie ........................................................Chicago Life Center
David & Melissa Nicholson ....................................................................Utah
Steve & Natalie Overturf .........................................................Africa (Sensitive)
David & Chastidy Parks ..........................................................United Kingdom
Tyler & Elizabeth Ross  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Intervarsity (ISU, Millikin)
John Schwider ...................................................................Royal Family Kids
Linda Seiler ...................................................................National Chi Alpha
Tyrone & Cina Silva .............................................................................Philippines
Jeremy & Tina Skinner ...................................................................Indonesia
Richard & Laura Smallie ...........................................................Central Eurasia
Kevin & Miriam Smith ...........................................................Kenya - Eden Min.
William & Kim Snider ...................................................................Asia Pacific Media
Tim & Marketa Southerland .....................................................Dutch Caribbean
Jeff & Maryann Stone ...................................................................Indonesia
Teen Challenge ..............................................................................Peoria
Teen Challenge, ...............................................................................Illinois
Nate &. Lisa Turney  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .New Zealand
Joel & Gail VanBriggle .....................................................................Brussels
Warrior Fire Bible ............................................................................Global
Don & Diane White ..........................................................................Turkey
Billy & Katy Willis ..........................................................................Youth Alive Illinois
Josh & Karri Woolley ..........................................................................Ecuador
Grant & Molly Wyatt .......................................................................Vietnam

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