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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Download Raising Funds for Mission Trips Guide.


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


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.

Boston  |  July 14-21, 2017  |  $700

New England has been designated an “Un-reached People Group” by our North American Mission Board because less than 2% profess Christ as Lord and Savior. As we seek to reach the world for Christ, we must not neglect North America, and that makes Boston a crucial part of our missions strategy. We are headed back to greater Boston this Summer as we continue our partnership with a new church plant in Nashua, New Hampshire called The Well. The Well is a brand new church that professes Christ, and we are excited to come alongside them in their quest to push back the darkness and share Christ in southern New Hampshire. For more information, contact:

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

Puerto Rico  | July 1-13, 2017  | $850

The Impact Student Ministry will be traveling to Puerto Rico to assist in two Vacation Bible School clinics as well as a basketball clinic. We will be working with a new church plant. For more information, contact:    

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

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:

information@franklinheights.org | 540.483.9507


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.  

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