Missions 2017-11-09T10:05:26+00:00
The second part of our church’s mission is “Growing His Kingdom.” One way we strive to do that is through missions. Our youth go on an annual summer mission trip, and we support mission organizations and missionaries here in Clay County and around the world. Our goal is to demonstrate Christ’s love tangibly and to share to good news about the salvation Christ has won for us.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Every year First Presbyterian hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner for the Clay Center community. Dozens of volunteers cook, bake, serve, and deliver hundreds of meals so everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy a great dinner and enjoy warm fellowship. LEARN MORE

Lighthouse for Christ

Supported by many churches in Clay Center, the Lighthouse provides food, clothing, and emergency assistance to those in need in our community.  Our church supports the Lighthouse financially, and many from our congregation volunteer there as well. LEARN MORE

Common Ground Ministries

Common Ground is the umbrella organization for several different ministries in Clay Center. Time 4 U is an after school program for students in K-3rd grade. The Getaway is for 4th and 5th graders and meets once a week after school. One-on-One is a mentoring program that pairs a student with a Christian adult. Labor of Love offers practical assistance to those in need—from home repair to car maintenance to lawn care. The goal of each ministry is to share Christ with the Clay Center community. LEARN MORE


Once a month on Tuesday mornings, moms from our community gather for a time of connecting with other moms, enjoying good food, hearing from a guest speaker, and doing an activity or craft. MomsCONNECT is hosted at different churches in town and everything (including childcare) is free.  It’s a great event and an effective way to share the gospel with women in our area. LEARN MORE

Community Church Camp Committee

Our church supports this community organization where youth can apply to receive money to help cover the cost of attending a church camp. The goal is encourage youth to attend a camp and either be introduced to the good news about Jesus, or grow in their relationship with him.

Mission School of Hope—Pastor Charles Sagay

Pastor Charles founded and leads a mission to the Baka people in Cameroon, Africa. His goal is to bring them the light of Jesus and minister to their needs. In addition to addressing their spiritual needs through Christ, the mission has a school (which also provides meals to the children) and now has a medical clinic. LEARN MORE

Reformed University Fellowship—Kansas State

Jon Dunning is the campus minister of RUF at K-State. RUF is a Christian ministry to college students with the goal of seeing students embrace a growing knowledge of God through faith in Jesus. Students gather regularly through Bible studies and a variety of events in order to seek truth, ask questions, and build relationships with each other. LEARN MORE

Journey to Bethlehem

Every other year in early December, First Presbyterian hosts Journey to Bethlehem for the Clay Center community. The church is transformed into a dozen different scenes of the events surrounding Christ’s birth. Guides take visitors back in time where they encounter King Herod, Roman Soldiers, Wise Men, angels, shepherds, innkeepers, Mary and Joseph, and baby Jesus. It is a special experience to see the pages of the Bible come alive. LEARN MORE