Taking the Good News of Jesus to Franklin County, Virginia, our nation, and the world.

If you’ve been around Franklin Heights Church for any length of time, you already know that missions is an integral part of who we are. That’s because our church was begun as a mission effort. We’re committed to an Acts 1:8 strategy—we believe that God has called and purposed us to reach our communities, our county, our nation, and our world, and we won’t settle for anything less!

With many local opportunities offered to serve and engage our church and community, as well as national and international efforts that impact and affect our world, we encourage you to step out in faith and be on mission with God!

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Loving North America

Each year our church provides mission opportunities with a variety of focuses here in Virginia, as well as across the United States and her territories. Prayerfully consider taking a step of faith to share the Good News at one of these locations. Check out this year’s scheduled trips; if you have specific questions, please contact the leader who is coordinating the trip.

West Virginia  |  April 2-4, 2020

This trip will focus on three main areas of ministry. First is the birthing center. This involves engaging the moms through crafts, devotions and meals in order to give testimony to the Gospel. Second is home repair. We will me given a home repair project that has been selected by the local pastor in order to meet a physical need of someone in the community. The third and final ministry area will include a visit to the men’s prison for their evening of worship.

Required training:
Sunday, March 8, 2020 Time and Location TBD
Sunday, April 19, 2020 4:30-6:00 PM

Mark Long, Pastor of Ministries & Union Hall Campus Pastor | mlong@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507, ext. 24      

Denver, Colorado  |  June 1-7, 2020

Denver has become a massively diverse and growing city. We will work in partnership with Matt Horne, pastor of Calvary New City Church. This is going to be a trip with a focus on evangelism. There will be multiple opportunities for outreach to the community and to aid Calvary Church.

Required training:
Sunday, April 19, 2020 4:30-6:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:00-6:15 PM

Bobby Mead, CrossPointe Campus Student Pastor | bmead@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507, ext. 12

Iceland  |  June 22-27, 2020

Iceland is considered to be the most secular nation in the world. We will work alongside the Iceland Project with Pastor Logan Douglas to make a Gospel imact. This trip will include surveying, street evangelism, the hosting of an outreach event, and ministry to the believers in Iceland. 

Required training:
Sunday, April 19, 2020 4:30-6:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:00-6:15 PM

Bruce Hall, Pastor of Next Generation & Missions | bhall@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507, ext. 23

Boston, Massachusetts  |  July 10-17, 2020 & August 28-September 2, 2020  

Boston is a city full of cultural diversity and desperately needs to hear about Jesus. Both trips will be in partnership with Aaron Peters, pastor of City On a Hill Church in Brighton, Massachusetts. The first trip will focus on community events and outreach, and our second trip will involve working the “move in” week for Boston college students.

Required training:
Sunday, April 19, 2020 4:30-6:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020 3:00-6:15 PM

Rob Flint, Pastor of Music & Worship | rflint@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507, ext. 26      

Bruce Hall, Pastor of Next Generation & Missions | bhall@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507, ext. 23                      

Guatemala |  July 18-25, 2020

This is our youth missionstrip. Guatemala is a country with a lot of poverty and a great need for the Gospel. Our team will engage in many different ministries, thus making this a great cross cultural experience sure to make an impact on your teen.

Required training:
Sunday, April 19, 2020 4:30-6:00 PM
Sunday, June 14, 2020 5:30 PM
Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 5, 2020 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:30 PM

Bobby Canipe | Student Pastor | bcanipe@franklinheights.org540.483.9507 ext. 11

Loving the World

A short-term mission trip will not only challenge your faith, it will change how you view culture and the world. Each year our church provides mission opportunities all over the world with a variety of focuses. Consider taking a step of faith to share the Good News at one of these locations. Check out this year’s scheduled trips; if you have specific questions, please contact the leader who is coordinating the trip.  

Stay tuned! In addition to the trips listed below, Franklin Heights Church is also considering trips to other parts of the world.  

The Mixtec People Group

For several years our church has traveled to Mexico to reach the Mixtec people group. Now we have the opportunity to reach them right here in our state. There are several thousand Mixtecs residing in Richmond, VA.  Our ministry plans include a block party, a community party, and presenting them with new Bibles in their native Mixtec language. Wycliffe Bible Translators is in the final stages of completing a translation of the Bible into the Mixtec language. Stay tuned as future plans develop. For more information, contact:

Oaxaca, Mexico  |  On-going    

Franklin Heights Church is committed to reaching the Mixtec People in the Oaxaca Region of Mexico. Every few months a team travels there as we partner with a small Mixtec church to carry the gospel to unreached areas. For more information, contact:

information@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507 

Uganda, Africa  

Franklin Heights Church has participated for several years with World Reach Ministries to bring the gospel to Uganda, Africa.   We work alongside Arise Africa International to do pastor’s training, church planting, medical aid, evangelistic crusades, school ministry, and prison ministry throughout East Africa. The trip normally is around the first of June and lasts for 12 days.

information@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507

Loving Franklin County 

Franklin Heights Church is committed to do whatever it takes to reach Franklin County for the Gospel! Knowing that Christ first came to serve, we believe as followers of Christ we are called to display his love through both word and deed. Loving Franklin County uses ordinary people, empowered by God’s spirit, who are obedient to God’s command to love and serve others. Whether you’re an individual, a family, or a connect group, we encourage you to show up and allow God to use you. Here are some ways you can get involved this year:

  • Adopt-a-Foster Family for Christmas
  • Backpack Ministry
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Christmas Parade Hot Chocolate Distribution
  • Emergency Food Distribution
  • Free Market
  • Gardens for God’s Children
  • Kairos Prison Ministry
  • Middle & High School Mentoring Program
  • Never Alone Letter Writing Ministry
  • Nursing Home Visitation
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Senior Citizen Health Fair
  • Shoes for Christmas
  • Strawberry Festival
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Wild Game Dinner
  • Women’s Conference

There are so many opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ in our communities. For more information, contact:

Mark Long, Campus Pastor  | Union Hall | mlong@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507, ext. 24