Missions

How will you #seetoit?

Our mission at First West is to see to it that no one misses the grace of God. That means every person is actively working to share the message of hope and salvation to the world around them. At First West, we believe that’s being aware of the Gospel need in Northeast Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana, and the world. Will you join us?

Northeast Louisiana

First West Thrift Store

The First West Thrift Store is the engine that allows for local ministry efforts to take place. The store sells gently used items and invests the proceeds back into multiple local ministries. To date, the store has invested over $1 million back to local ministries. 

Broaden horizons

Broaden Horizons is our afterschool program for kids at local elementary and middle schools. Broaden Horizons’ goal is to love, educate, and transform. The ministry also runs a summer camp program for students. 

Teach one lead one

Teach One Lead One impacts the lives of at-risk kids by team-teachinging. A curriculum is used in the classroom setting to build character and integrity and share skills for business and life success. The video above explains the impact of the ministry in a neighboring community. 

KIDS HOPE

Make a difference in the life of a child by building a healthy friendship at one of our local elementary schools. Mentors meet with children one hour per week for one school year. 

PRISON MINISTRY

We work with local correctional facilities to share the love of Jesus. Each year, people in our church work to give Christmas cheer by writing over 10,000 Christmas cards. We also work with specific prisons to visit and share the Gospel with prisoners. 

SEW HAPPY LADIES

The Sew Happy Ladies work to use their giftedness in sewing to offer hope. The ladies work to make different items that are given out internationally. Even if you can not sew, there’s a place and job for you. 

Collegiate Connection

College is a vital time in a young adult’s life. We have the opportunity to impact collegiate students by adopting a student living away from home. Show hospitality by offering an occasional meal and encourage them through calls and texts. There’s a place for you. 

Interested in making a difference?

There is a place for you. Let us know that you are interested in making a difference in Northeast Louisiana. Click the button below to connect with us.

New Orleans

Partnering with churches to see to it in New Orleans
Refuge Church

Led by Pastor Justin Haynes, Refuge meets in the Bywater neighborhood in New Orleans. The church aims to grow Christ-followers through relationship development and discipleship. 

Faith Baptist

Led by Byron Cutrer, Faith sits on one of the busiest streets in New Orleans. The church is working to grow disciples in an affluent area of the city. 

Interested in making a difference?

There is a place for you. Let us know that you are interested in making a difference in New Orleans. Click the button below to connect with us.

The World

Set out on a life-changing adventure

Going on a mission trip will change your life. We have trips planned in eight strategic locations. You’ll share the Gospel in places that have little evangelical footprint. It’ll be challenging, but so worth it. Click on the pictures or buttons below to learn more about mission trips to these locations.

Interested in making a difference?

There is a place for you. Let us know that you are interested in making a difference in the world. Click on the link below. 

Missionary Partners

Meet our Missionaries

First West has missionaries who have commited to serve all around the world. We love these families and want to encourage you to pray for these families as they are serving in places where access to the Gospel is limited.

David & Lynn, with their 2 daughters, live in Slovenia and assist with church planting.

Jim and Angie Grime, with their 2 sons, live in Germany and work as church planters among the Turkish peoples in Europe through the International Mission Board. 

Ashton & Christy McIntyre, with their 2 children, are working in Thailand to work to reach unreached people groups with the Gospel. 

Larrese and Alicia Rollins are planting a church in a community in Monroe, Louisiana in 2020. The Well Church is actively preparing for the church launch by equipping their core membership in sharing the Gospel. 

Courtney Anding-Konstantinidis along with her husband Tolis and their two children, lives in Greece. They work with children through the ministry of a church-based community center. They recently helped launch the first evangelical church in the neighborhood they live in. 

Kay Frost serves in Tanzania and works to develop ministry leaders there in student ministries.

Rob Burns serves as a missional leadership consultant in Wales. He is a catalyst for developing U.S. and Welsh church partnerships.

Kathy G. is an XMA missionary who lives in West Monroe and leads mission teams to unreached people groups.

Adults at the Calhoun Campus

At our Calhoun campus, we want to connect adults with opportunities to worship, build community, and serve. It's our threads and it's who we are. LIFE Groups are a great way to build community. These groups serve as the bridge to a deeper commitment to the life of the church. We have many groups for you to plug into. Groups meet at our campus location on Sunday and in homes during the week.

We also have ways you can serve. There's a place for you! First West is here to help plug you in to helping us see to it that no one misses the grace of God.

MINISTRY CONTACT

Josh Elliff
Campus Pastor

MEETING TIMES

Sundays
Worship 10:30 a.m.

LIFE Groups
Meet on campus on Sundays and in Homes during Week


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