Out

Towards our world in mission

First Alliance desires to partner with God as we move OUT towards our world in mission. We do not move OUT in mission just because it’s a program, department, or strategy of our church but a call from God, presented to us in God’s Word, and a privilege for us to participate as sons and daughters of the most high God! FAC’s OUT ministries are expressed through local outreach, global missions, and evangelism.

As you explore this page, our prayer is that you would be encouraged and activated to participate in God’s mission in our world!

Tyrone Vinegar
Pastor of Outreach & Missions

Check out our summer outreach opportunities →


Acts 1:8 Teams

In order to streamline communication to each person’s OUT heartbeat and to better serve our city and world, we have developed four new OUT teams:

  • Acts 1:8 Local Go
  • Acts 1:8 Local Give
  • Acts 1:8 Cross-Cultural Go
  • Acts 1:8 Cross-Cultural Give

Each team will receive real time needs and updates. Here are some examples of how these teams will work:

  • If we get a message from Natalie’s Sisters that they need a specific item to serve the sisters, the Acts 1:8 Local GIVE team will be notified of that need and how they can GIVE to meet it.
  • If Russell Cave Church of Christ lets us know that they need people to serve at their back to school rally, we will notify our Acts 1:8 Local GO Team of when and where to GO!

It will be the same for our Cross-Cultural teams:

  • When we have an immediate need from the field where we can send finances or items, the Cross-Cultural GIVE team will be messaged.
  • As we have more opportunities to go to Selma, help with disaster relief outside of Lexington or send a mission team overseas, the Cross-Cultural GO team will be the first to know.

We want to be able to respond efficiently and effectively and involve even more of our FAC family day to day in practical ways as we serve our local and cross-cultural partners. Sign up today for your team(s) of choice!


Local Partners

Booker T. Washington Elementary School

An inner city school that has a 100% free lunch program. We collect needed supplies throughout the year, and provide Christmas meals and nonperishable foods for some of their families to help through the holidays.

Lexington Leadership Foundation

Leadership Foundations is a global network of Local Leadership Foundations (LLFs), organizations working to transform the cities in which they operate. Every LLF approaches this mission in a unique way according to their abilities and their city’s needs. Leadership Foundations equips each LLF to achieve their purpose more effectively by introducing them to their methodology and equipping them through a variety of key services.

Lexington Leadership Foundation’s core ministries are:

  • The Fatherhood Initiative
  • The Prayer Room
  • Amachi
  • Urban Impact

Natalie’s Sisters

Natalie’s Sisters is a ministry program currently located on the northside of downtown Lexington with the mission to extend hope, support, and God’s unconditional love to sexually exploited women through a first-touch approach providing respite, relationship, and referrals to community resources. We partner with this local partner through providing meals, hygiene items, and other specific ministry opportunities.

Russell Cave Church of Christ

Located in North Lexington, Russell Cave serves a diverse community. We contribute to their clothing distribution giveaway to their neighborhood twice a year. We also supply tutors for an after school reading program to help neighborhood kids improve their reading and vocabulary skills.

Wellington Elementary School

Wellington, located not far from our church, serves a number of International families. We hope to assist these families in a variety of ways throughout the school year, but most notably through an emerging ESL class to help parents learn English and enable them to get jobs.

YoungLives

YoungLives’s purpose is to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and others that God created them to be. We look forward to helping launch this ministry in Lexington through hosting them in our building, providing meals, and mentoring these precious young families. YoungLives is part of Young Life, a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students in all 50 of the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.


Cross-Cultural Partners

Inca Link

Inca Link’s mission to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. FAC has sent short-term mission teams to Trujillo, Peru eight times since 2008. Our teams interact with local children and adults, provide VBS-type programming, participate in construction projects, and help the Peruvian ministry leaders in various other ways. We have been able to build lasting relationships with the ministry leaders over the years.

The Great Commission Fund

Giving to the Great Commission Fund supports the work of our denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and its international workers as they:

  • Establish and support hospitals throughout the world, such as Bongolo Evangelical Hospital which treats approximately 30,000 patients annually.
  • Engage in creative evangelistic work to reach the world with the love and message of Jesus.
  • Plant churches both domestically and internationally.
  • Develop and deploy leaders to be a part of the harvest.
  • Respond to disasters, wars, and other traumatic experiences by meeting tangible needs and providing the hope of Jesus.

Alliance international workers benefit from the Great Commission Fund in different ways, and all are responsible for raising a portion of their own support. Learn more about the Great Commission Fund here.

CAMA Services

CAMA Services began as an outreach to refugees fleeing the horrors of the Indochina conflict in 1972. Through camps in Thailand serving Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian refugees, CAMA staff provided food, clothing, medical care, job training, and a verbal witness to the truth that God’s Son died and rose again.

The lessons learned in Indochina were soon applied among refugees in Hong Kong, Lebanon, Jordan, and Guinea and famine victims in Burkina Faso and Mali. Development projects were started to empower the poor to live in hope.

CAMA Services now has projects in more than fifteen countries across the world, including famine relief in Mali, AIDS awareness compaigns in Burkina Faso, well-drilling in Vietnam, and a potato co-op in Mongolia. Learn more about CAMA Services.

International Workers

In addition to our international workers listed below, there are several families from our church serving in limited access countries around the world. For security reasons, we cannot post their names, but please remember them when you pray!

Locations in red are creative access countries. See these guidelines for how to safely correspond with these workers.

Azamat and Elizabeth A.
Location: Creative Access Country
Mission: Working with TeachBeyond.

The Browns
Location: Creative Access Country

The Carters
Location: Creative Access Country
Mission: Serving their neighbors through community development and English classes networking with existing faith communities.

Chloe Ehrlich
Location: Working with YWAM.

The Henrys
Location: Cannock, England
Mission: Working with One Another Ministries providing pastoral care for missionaries.

The Lawsons
Mission: Serving the US Air Force as an active duty chaplain
Children: Caroline, Luke, Olivia, Jesse

The Manghams
Location: Creative Access Country

Ella Miller
Mission: Working with YWAM.

The O’Connells
Location: Montana
Mission: Working with International Messengers.

The Vavals
Location: Selma, Alabama
Mission: Serving as cross-cultural workers with TMS Global.
Children: Hezekiah & Iris-Ann

The Waggoners
Location: Albania
Mission: Community development and discipleship in villages through WGM.
Children: Ellie & Reni

The Walkers
Location: Tanzania
Mission: Serving in the area of literacy and linguistics as part of a Bible translation team through SIL/Wycliffe.
Children: Hannah, Joy, Akeyla, and Lenora