conyers first missions


Missions outreach and planning at Conyers First is steered by a large and active Missions Committee. For more information about Conyers First’s missions outreach, contact Mike Yoder.


  • Conyers First UMC Ambassadors: The Ambassadors are a group of Conyers First members who visit residents of local nursing homes and assisted living homes every Wednesday. 

  • Saturday Meals on Wheels: Conyers First sponsors a ministry for weekend meals for shut-ins in Rockdale and Newton Counties. Over 200 meals are prepared, packaged and delivered on Saturday mornings.

  • Lakeview Estates Program: Members of Conyers First donate items, maintain a clothes closet, and make contributions for needy families from Lakeview Estates. Children from Lakeview Estates are brought to Conyers First each Sunday morning for Sunday School and Worship.

  • Ministry to Foster Families: An annual foster parents’ appreciation banquet is hosted by Conyers First. Members also donate needed items for foster children.

  • Habitat for Humanity: Conyers First assists in building Habitat Houses in the community and also provides financial assistance and meals for workers.

  • Rockdale Food Bank: Conyers First routinely conducts food drives to assist in replenishing the stock for the Rockdale Food Bank.

  • Individual Crisis Ministry: Conyers First assists in meeting the needs of individuals in crisis.

  • Health and Welfare: Conyers First routinely hosts blood drives, health fairs and participates in cancer relays.

  • Great Day of Service: Home repair and construction for disabled and elderly people in Conyers area.


  • Honduras Mission Team: Annual week-long mission trip to Honduras. Sponsored by Honduras Outreach. Conyers First members adopt a village, teach in the local school, provide medical, dental assistance, teach Bible school and build and repair homes, latrines, water lines, etc. 

  • United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR): UMCOR reaches out to people around the globe who are undergoing hardship and suffering due to natural catastrophies or civil disruption, often to people who are already among the poorest in society. Conyers First supports UMCOR:

    -- One Great Hour of Sharing Offering
    -- Making gifts through UMCOR Advance Projects
    -- Providing kits for the UMCOR Warehouse to be shipped in urgent response to disasters and other needs throughout the World
    -- Working with the Red Cross to provide direct assistance in time of disaster

  • Shoe Box Missions: Every fall Conyers First members fill hundreds of shoe boxes for Franklin Graham’s world-wide shoebox Christmas mission.


  • Kirk and Nicole Sims: Based in Hamburg, Germany, Kirk and Nicole are serving among migrants. Nicole is pastoring an international congregation and Kirk is working with mission movements coming out of Ghana.

  • Derek and Amy Kirbow: Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and based out of Kona, Hawaii. Derek is working in Science and Tech and working with food security. He also works with base leadership and development. Amy is helping develop a midwifery seminar and hopes to teach in Nigeria.

  • Melissa and Seth Rogati: Young Life in St. Thomas, bringing Christianity to young teens.

  • Matt and Bethany Laskey: Youth With A Mission (YWAM), serving southeast Asia, Matt and Bethany are based out of Hawaii.