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WELCOME to GREEN BAY FIRST

 OUR PASTORS

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Jake Mills
Lead Pastor
Pastor Jake became Lead Pastor of Green Bay First at the beginning of 2013. He and his wife, Erin, are from Abilene, TX and have been in full-time ministry since college.  Their desire is simple: to see the Green Bay area transformed by the gospel of Christ.
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Amanda Abegglen
Worship & Missions Pastor
Pastor Amanda became the Worship Pastor at Green Bay First in 2013.  Her and her husband Jacob are Green Bay natives. She holds fast to the the worship philosophy found in  John 4:1-26 and can’t wait wait to worship with you on Sunday!
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Nathan Reschke
Children’s Pastor
Pastor Nathan has been the Children’s Pastor at Green Bay First since 2014. Nathan is a Green Bay native, and his wife Trissa is from Colorado.  They are passionate about following God’s calling on their lives to teach children: about Christ, about how they can have a genuine personal relationship with God
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Lois Adams
Preschool Pastor
Pastor Lois has been in and around children’s ministries most of her life.  She exhibits both a high degree of energy and tender love when working with children of all ages.
 
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Josh LaFever
Youth Pastor
Pastor Josh is a native to central Wisconsin.  He has a heart for the youth and missions. He works alongside his wife, Lindsey, as our Youth Pastor.
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Lindsey LaFever
Youth Pastor
Pastor Lindsey is from California, but has lived in the midwest for a few years.  Along with her husband, their desire is to see the students they get to work with come to know Christ and grow deeper in their relationship with Him
 
 
 
 
 

Giving

1_image_1423157593_761362_GivingwebsitepageWhy Give?
Thank you very much for giving financially toward the vision and mission of Green Bay First. In a practical sense, if it wasn’t for committed people within our body, we wouldn’t be able to fulfill the purpose God has for this church. The apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 4 that “we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” We, as the Body of Christ, are held together by what every member supplies. This includes talents, giftings, love, encouragement, and many other intangibles. However, it also includes the very tangible gift of finances.
 
I’m amazed at what I hear come out of the mouth of those that claim to be Christians at different times. One of the misconceptions I hear the most is “the church just wants our money!” Well, if you take the “just” out of that statement, it’s true. The fact is, existing as the church takes money. It takes money to have a building. It takes money to do outreaches. It takes money to keep the lights on. So, yes – we want your money – but that’s not the end of it! The truth is, God doesn’t need your money and we are confident that He will take care of us no matter how much you give. In the end, what God wants is your heart, and we want the same thing.
 
Jesus said it this way in Matthew 6 and Luke 12 – “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” What is He saying? He’s saying that He’s not after your money. He’s after your heart, but He knows that the two are tied together. He knows that if He can get you to give of your money, your heart will follow.
 
Giving 10% of your income after each paycheck (tithing) and giving above and beyond that to missions, the building fund, and other things (offering) is not about the money. It’s about what the giving of that money represents. It’s about what the giving of that money says to God. When we give to the Church, we’re saying to God, “I trust you. Even if it’s going to be tight and I’m not sure we’re going to have enough to make it this month, I trust you.”  It’s about placing our trust in God and not ourselves, our job, our ability to earn wages, or our paycheck. When we do that, God is faithful to provide what we need. 

How to Give — Giving Online & Automated Giving
You’re welcome to give in our services using an offering envelope, but if you’re interested in what could be a more convenient and reliable way to give, Click here.

In addition, I don’t know about you, but I can be forgetful at times. Knowing that about myself, I make sure that I do everything I can to keep from forgetting the important stuff. For instance, I put reminders in my phone for my friends and family’s birthdays, anniversaries, etc. When I think something someone says to me is important, I write it down to remember it. If I think it’s really important, I’ll even write it on a sticky note and put it on my computer, my bathroom mirror, or some other place that I’ll see it often. I do something similar with my finances. All of my bills are automated – they are paid automatically so that I don’t ever forget and have to deal with late charges. I automate what’s important to me so that I can be counted on despite my forgetfulness. The same goes for my tithe, missions pledge, and anything else I give to God. 

From our giving portal, you have the ability to automate your giving to Green Bay First. If you’re committed to it, why not make sure it happens by setting it up to be done automatically without you even having to think about it? After you do new user registration (you just have to do this once) or login, click on “Scheduled Giving”.  From there, you set up your giving schedule and begin automating your giving to Green Bay First. Do us a favor and choose “use check” at the top righthand corner unless giving via your bank account (rather than using a card) is not an option for you. 

How to Give — Text Giving
Another way you can give at Green Bay First is through texting. This is the most convenient and fast way to give by far! To get started and give $1, you simply text the number 1 to (920)933-1433 from your smart phone and go through the registration (it takes about 90 seconds to complete). Once that one-time registration is done, you can text any amount to that number at anytime from anywhere to give. You can even specify what fund to give to by texting a number and the name of the fund. For instance, if you wanted to give $100 to missions, after the initial setup you simply text “100 missions” to the number above and you’ll be good to go. If you don’t specifiy a fund, whatever amount you send will automatically go into the general tithe/offering fund. It’s an awesome, convenient way to give that we know you’ll enjoy! 

How to Give — In the Offering on Sunday Morning
The only reason we have so many ways to give is for your convenience. Obviously, if you aren’t into giving online or via text, you are always welcome to stick a check or cash in an offering envelope on Sunday morning and drop it in the offering bags. You can even mail your tithe check in monthly if that’s easier for you. 
 
May the Lord Bless you as you give!

Here’s where you’ll find us

CONTACT US

Green Bay First
 
1460 Shawano Avenue
Green Bay, WI   54303
 
920-497-2800
 

 

SERVICES

Sunday Morning
9:00 am Prayer & Kids Sunday School
10:00 am Adult Worship Service & Awesome Kidz Ministry
 
Wednesday Night Services 6:30pm:
Junior Kidz Rock, Royal Rangers, God’s Girls
Acts 29 Youth (The Next Chapter)
Life Groups