But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.    James 3:17-18

Okay kids, we are praying for "beautiful feet!"

Beautiful feet? I thought feet were stinky?! Well sometimes they are, but to God our feet are the beautiful tool that brings the message of salvation to the world!

In conjunction with our 72nd Annual Mission’s Conference, we’d like to invite PreK-5th graders to join us for kids missions; a two night immersive missions experience featuring stories, crafts, music, and foods from around the world! Meet missionaries and learn about their work around the world. Our desire is to encourage our children to adopt God's heart for the world, to see and love the world as God does, and to accept personal responsibility for sharing the message of God's good news. We can't wait to see you there!

Conference Schedule

subject to change

  • Wednesday, October 18

    Time Program Location
    5:00 PM Midweek Congregational Dinner Fellowship Hall
    6:00 PM Midweek Program - Andy Longwe, Speaker Sanctuary
    6:00 PM Kid's Mission (Prek-5th grade)
    Level 2
    SS Dept.
    6:00 PM Youth Career Opportunities
    Youth Building
  • Thursday, October 19

    Time Program Location
    7:00AM Men's Breakfast
    Speakers: Neil MacMillan and Barry Schutter
    Fellowship Hall
    Noon Luncheon Program - Couples Testimony, Guptas and Powlisons, Speakers Fellowship Hall
    6:00PM Kid's Mission (Prek-5th grade)
    Level 2  SS Dept.
    7:00PM Midweek Program - Andy Longwe, Speaker
    followed by Coffee and Desserts
  • Friday, October 20

    Time Program Location
    9:00 AM Woman's Coffee w/ missionary wives Tower 10th Floor
    10:00 AM Women’s Program, Karen Ellis, speaker Tower 10th Floor
    NOON Lunch with Testimony - Mary Hodgkins
    Fellowship Hall
    5:45 PM Home Meetings with Dinner Offsite
  • Saturday, October 21

    Time Program Location
    10AM Program– Chuck Clevenger, speaker
    Brainerd Community Center
    Also known as the Chris L. Ramsey Sr. Community Center

    1010 N Moore Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411
    11AM Cemetery Tour Brainerd Mission Cemetery
    935 Eastgate Loop, Chattanooga, TN 37411
    NOON Fellowship Lunch Brainerd Community Center
    Also known as the Chris L. Ramsey Sr. Community Center

    1010 N Moore Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411
    Parking Information

    There is parking available at the community center and the cemetery.

    Home Meetings with Dinner

  • Sunday, October 22

    Time Program Location
    9AM Worship Services – Andy Longwe, Speaker Sanctuary
    Missionaries Speak in Sunday School Download List of classes/missionaries
    SS Classes
    11AM Worship Services – Andy Longwe, Speaker Sanctuary
    11:15AM Brunch Celebration for 1st Service Fellowship Hall
    NOON Brunch Celebration for 2nd Service Fellowship Hall
  • Speakers

    Rev. Andy Longwe

    Our keynote speaker, Andy Longwe, is the minister of London City Presbyterian Church. He was born in Malawi, but grew up in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He came to faith at the age of 17.

    Andy trained at Edinburgh Theological Seminary (ETS) and graduated with a Bachelor of Theology (BTh) degree in 2014. After seminary, he spent a year working as an associate church planter in Cornerstone Free Church, Edinburgh. In conjunction with this training, he also pursued a Master of Theology (MTh) degree in Historical Theology at ETS. Andy is married to Marina, and they have two young children, Theo and Ellie.

  • Karen Ellis

    K.A. Ellis is a Research Fellow for World Christianity at RTS, exploring identity, human rights, and theology. She's president of Makazi Institute, travels internationally for religious freedom, and writes for Christianity Today. She holds a MAR from Westminster, a MFA from Yale, and is a PhD candidate at Oxford under Dr. Hauerwas.

  • Introducing our new partners

    Morgan Montrose - Kenya (Short-term Missionary)
    Morgan grew up in Spring Hill, TN, and has lived in Chattanooga where she got connected through First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga that opened the doors to world missions. Her first experience overseas was in London in 2019 where her heart was opened to cross-cultural ministry that she fell in love with. After a second short-term trip to Mexico in 2022 she felt the Lord really calling her to take the step of faith to pursue missions with her whole heart. Serge, the missions organization that she went to London with, had encouraged her to pursue the apprenticeship they offer because it really targets the post-grad, mid-twenties age group, who are interested in full-time cross-cultural ministry. The apprenticeship pairs you with an existing Serge ministry team for hands-on experience with a mentor and educational courses. She felt the Lord really calling her to the team in Nairobi, Kenya, The Serge, Nairobi team partners with Ambassadors Football, 
    a football (soccer ministry), that works with young people to provide skill development, employment, and discipleship. They want to help the local church and community use soccer to share the gospel with coaches and players across the country. The vision is to see disciple-making coaches on every field in Kenya. Morgan will be the apprentice for the Nairobi team working alongside the team for 15 months. As a lifelong soccer player, she is excited to use her gifts

  • Marcelo and Susi Robles - Argentina (Church Planter)
    Marcelo is a church planter and the senior pastor of La Misión Church in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    La Misión is a movement of 5 congregations in distinct neighborhoods of the city that focus on training church planters and pastors, ministering to children and the poor.

    Co-founder of “Misión Beta” movement dedicated to urban church planting.

    He is the founder and current Director of the RUE (Evangelical University Network), which has 30 university centers in 10 cities in Argentina that form a network of more than 7,000 university students.  He is CEO of RightNow Media in Brazil.

    He has a Master's Degree in Accounting from the UBA (University of Buenos Aires), a Master's Degree in Divinities (Reformed Theological Seminary); he is a PhD candidate from the South African Theological Seminary. He is currently completing a Master's Degree in the area of Urban Anthropology (FLACSO, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences).

    Member of the Advisory Council of the Latin American City to City movement, Marcelo coordinates the Faith and Work Initiative in Latin America. Since he started the ministry, and together with Karina Becerra, more than 70 leaders have been trained through sessions of intensive training in 2022, exclusive work material and mentoring; and 24 meetings, mentoring and conferences with participation of nearly 200 leaders from all over Latin America in 2021.

    Marcelo is married to Susi and they have two daughters, Vicky (19) and Brenda (17); and they live in Palermo, in the heart of the Buenos Aires City.

  • David and Eowyn Stoddard - Germany (Missionary)

    David, son of a PCA church-planter, was raised in Louisiana and Tennessee. Christ captured his heart in high school while participating in short-term mission trips, and David has felt called to missions ever since. At King College in Tennessee, he majored in political science and modern foreign languages, earned a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and a Th.M. from WTS in Philadelphia. Eowyn is the daughter of MTW missionaries who served in France. She came to faith at a young age and sensed a call to missions in her late teens. She majored in German language and literature at Wellesley College and obtained a master’s in biblical studies from Westminster Seminary, where she met David. They married in December of 1997. David and Eowyn joined MTW’s church-planting movement in eastern Berlin in 2001. Over the past 20 years that team has been involved in planting five churches and a campus of the Martin Bucer Seminary. David currently serves as international director for Europe, overseeing MTW’s vision, strategy, and personnel. Eowyn assists David in his role and supports church-planting through evangelism, teaching, and women’s initiatives. They have five grown children.

  • Why Support World Missions at 1st Pres Church

    World Missions is the foreign missions arm of First Presbyterian Church tasked with making disciples in the world—facilitated through the targeted selection and funding of missionaries, indigenous church planters, short-term teams, and projects that promote the establishment, growth, and maturation of indigenous-led churches and movements in strategic global cities. The Mission of First Presbyterian Church is to carry out our part of the Great Commission. To pledge or give please click here.