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Join Us in Loving and Serving Those in Our Community and Around the World

Mission work is not for just anyone, it is for everyone! You have been specifically, strategically, and purposefully designed to make Jesus visible locally and around the world. Through participating in the world Christian movement, every believer can find a way to live with vital significance in God’s global purpose. Identify and eliminate anything getting in the way of your ability to share your own story of redemption with others. Being a missionary requires finding your own chapter within God’s larger story of love for all people and offering your life to others in a way that brings glory to God.

Our greatest resource as a church is not our finances, building, or programs. Our greatest resource is a gift from God; it is the love of Jesus Christ within the people of our congregation. Because God desires for all people to know, love, and serve only Him, our church exists to make Jesus visible to our community and throughout the world. We demonstrate this not only in the way we worship, grow and serve in his name, but also in the way we work to transform our city, merge the biblical with the social Gospel, show spontaneous compassion to others, devote ourselves to service, and equip families to bond together in Christ. We are no longer living for ourselves and our own selfish desires. We are Loving Christ, Loving One Another, and Loving the City, in order that He may receive all glory and honor.

If you’d like to get involved in Local or Global Missions here at FPC, please let us know!

Local Missions

Global Missions

Rev. A. Mitchell Moore : Associate Pastor for Young Adults and Missions

Rev. A. Mitchell Moore

Associate Pastor for Young Adults and Missions

Mitchell brings a nearly 20-year career, having just served in Jakarta, Indonesia, with an Indonesian foundation that focuses on education and health care. His roles in Indonesia included spiritual oversight and development for the university system as Chaplain, Senior Executive Leadership, and Church planting.

Mitchell served as Assistant Pastor for Young Adults at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN, for five years and has been involved throughout his career in church mission activity through domestic and international partnerships. You may remember Mitchell as our Director of Youth Ministry right here at First Pres, 13 years ago! He graduated with an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2008.

Mitchell is passionate about advancing the Kingdom of Christ and is a gifted, expositional preacher who is urgent about mission, discipleship, and shepherding God’s people to flourish under the authority and power of God’s word.

He and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Lauren, Cora, Tucker, and Ben. The entire Moore family is excited to be re-connected with our FPC family!

Email: mitchellm@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2714
Lindsay Selli : Missions & Mobilization Associate

Lindsay Selli

Missions & Mobilization Associate

Email: lindsayb@fpcsat.org
Phone: 210-271-2758

Perspectives Class (Missional Living)
Sundays, August 18 – December 15
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Room 234 (Westminster Hall)
Contact: Lindsay Selli, lindsays@fpcsat.org
Description: Join thousands of believers on a journey into the heart of God for all people. Perspectives is a 15-week course that will change the way you view God, His mission in the world, and the role He calls you to play. Registration is closed; class participants can get additional information here: www.perspectives.org/sanantonio

Loaves and Fishes
Saturdays, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21
Time: 8:30 – 2:00pm
Location: FPC Student Center
Contact: Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org)
Loaves and Fishes is our monthly opportunity to welcome our under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We begin with orientation then have teams set up, serve and clean up. During our time together volunteers join guests for a meal around a table. More information here.

One-On-One: Expectant and New Mom Mentoring Ministry Training
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 9:00 – 3:00pm
Location: KRL at First Presbyterian Church
It’s a mission to mentor and educate new moms to parent well so that their children will flourish and a positive impact will be made upon the next generation against poverty, neglect and abuse. Register now by contacting Anne Scates, annescates@gmail.com, for training that will allow you to serve as a mentor and share God’s love with these women and their families. More information here.

Babysitting Collaborative (Foster Care Babysitting Certification)
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Westminster Hall
You can be an integral part of keeping children in foster care in a secure and loving home. By giving their foster parents the breaks they need, they’ll be able to refresh, refocus, and re-enter the mission field of loving our city’s most vulnerable kids. At this Babysitting Collaborative event, we have partnered with 12 local foster agencies to combine the multiple training steps and simplify the paperwork process. Certification that used to take weeks can now be completed in just one day! Register today by clicking here– spots are limited and we will likely sell out!

* You must be 18 years of age to complete this training.
* Total out-of-pocket costs for certification will be approx. $90 ($45 FBI fingerprinting, $30 CPR, and $15 event registration).
*Thanks to a generous grant from the Gage Foundation, FREE CPR/First Aid for the first 50 people to register!

NAMIWalks 5k (Walk and/or Donate)
Date: Saturday, October 5
Time: 6:30 AM Check-in | 7:00 AM Start
Location: Morgan’s Wonderland (5223 David Edwards Dr., 78233)
FPC will once again sponsor Team Brick at this year’s NAMIWalks 5K at Morgan’s Wonderland, in honor of Richard “Brick” Munroe, an event of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. If you would like to participate as a walker or make a contribution, go to: www.nami-sat.org, or contact Jim McCann (jim.mccann.iv@gmail.com).

Who Is My Neighbor? Featuring Jeremy Everett of the Texas Hunger Initiative
Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Location: TriPoint – A Center for Life (3233 North Saint Mary’s St., 78212)
Join us for an opportunity in learning to see and encounter our citywide neighbors. Sponsored by the H. E. Butt Foundation. In this time of reflection and conversation, Jeremy Everett will invite us to ask an age-old question: Who is my neighbor? Then he’ll invite us to see and encounter our neighbors and learn to bring more wholeness to our city. **Lunch will be provided!** Come ready to listen, learn, and problem-solve together. RSVP TODAY!

Missions Sundays this Fall

September 7  – Family Life Sunday

We highlighted ministry partners and celebrated our FPC foster and adopt ministries : L.O.V.E. (Loving Orphans Via Everyone).


September 22 – Freedom Sunday

Welcome International Justice Mission (IJM) Regional President for Latin America, Pablo Villeda to FPC. Pablo will be in all three services and we will host a lunch immediately following the 11:00am service to learn more about serving Christ in Latin America. RSVP for the lunch at missions@fpcsat.org noting your name and the number attending.


October 4-6: PARS & World Communion Sunday

Join us for a special weekend with Pars Theological Centre. We will hear from Shadi Fatehi to learn more about how the Lord is building the Church and raising leaders in the Persian world. We will conclude this weekend with a time of worship, on World Communion Sunday, October 6 at 6:02pm. For more information contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.