Our mission was given to us by the Lord Jesus just before he ascended to heaven. We are to "make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:16-20). Jesus spelled out the strategy for this mission in telling us that, as Spirit-filled believers, we should bear witness in "Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost part of the earth"; (Acts 1:8).
We intend to make disciples in Oxford through our various small and large group ministries. We also reach beyond our walls to the hurting through the city's Interfaith Compassion Ministry. We support the Baptist Student Union at Ole Miss as our primary means of on-campus outreach and encouragement to university students.
As a cooperating church in the Mississippi Baptist Convention, we combine our financial and spiritual resources with other Baptist churches in the state to reach Mississippians for Christ.
The North American Mission Board coordinates the efforts of Southern Baptist Churches like ours to take the gospel to "our Samaria".
God has placed in First Baptist a tremendous heart for the nations. The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention gives absolutely incredible leadership to our praying, giving, and going to the "uttermost parts".
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