It is the vision of our church to send 20 missionaries by the year 2020,
with at least half from our church, both short-term and full-time.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20

“Come and follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19


FBC prayerfully and financially supports a number of full-time missionaries serving throughout the world in locations such as Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Chad, South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Poland, Southeast Asia, U.S. college campuses, and local community groups. Bible translation, aviation, radio, Bible schools, working with college students, etc. are just a few of the hats worn by these missionaries. General information about these missionaries, their ministries, and missions in general is available at the Missions Corner in the back of the sanctuary.


Our short-term missions trips have seen people ranging in age from junior high to 80+ years old serving God in such countries as Northern Ireland, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Chad, South Africa, Malawi, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Canada, Poland and Turkey. We’ve also sent teams to areas in the United States such as Louisiana, Utah, Arkansas, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. In 2018, a team went to Poland where they worked with a church plant alongside missionaries supported by FBC, and another team worked with missionaries in Canada.


Every shoe box gift you pack enables us to reach children worldwide with the good news of God's love and the true meaning of Christmas.  FBC is the collection center for the DeKalb County area. We collect the donated boxes and take them to a regional center that routes them to Minneapolis, MN for distribution to children throughout the world.  2018 saw more than 2,230 boxes collected.

in addition to global missionaries, fbc financially and prayerfully supports multiple local ministries.
We desire to make christ known to those in our community who are ready to encounter him.

More than 10 years ago, the Helping Hands ministry was began at FBC to help meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling to get on their feet, possibly from job loss, homelessness, low income, etc. Every Friday morning, our doors are opened to a group of individuals who give their time and effort to help clean the church in exchange for a Walmart gift card to help purchase food or other household supplies. Additionally, those who attend Helping Hands have an opportunity to hear a gospel message, receive communion, and participate in a bible study. This has been a fruitful weekly program that has truly brought our ministry to those most in need in our very neighborhood. To find out how to get involved, contact the church office at:

Helping Hands

Network of Nations

Internationals in our community will consistently experience and enjoy God’s personal love for them as local churches join together to provide genuine care, friendship, and spiritual encouragement. Many internationals face the challenges of cultural adjustment, language difficulties, isolation and loneliness. Approximately 1300 international scholars and students along with their families are enrolled at NIU every year. NofN is committed to extending hospitality and practical assistance, and offering them a caring community for friendship and cross-cultural understanding.

Network of Nations serves internationals from over 120 countries, many of whom return to places of influence within their communities and countries. Many continue the personal relationships which began here. See more information at

Neighbors’ House

Neighbors’ House is a not-for-profit, faith based, community development organization partnering with DeKalb County students and families to help them fulfill their God-given potential for academic and relational success.  Most of our programs take place in income-eligible housing communities in DeKalb County. Churches partner with Neighbors’ House to financially sponsor these programs and staff them with volunteers. Read more at:

We Care Pregnancy Clinic

We Care Pregnancy Clinic in DeKalb offers a supportive, compassionate place to explore all of the options in the case of an unexpected pregnancy. Their services include: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, family planning counseling, and pregnancy and parenting education. Everything is free and confidential. FBC partners with We Care Pregnancy through fundraising and many church members serve as regular volunteers. Find out how to get involved at: