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Mission Overview

Mission Philosophy

Our purpose is to bring Jesus Christ to people. We do this by seeking to be Christ’s hands in a world full of opportunity and need.

The Apostle Paul tells us that the church is the body of Christ on earth (I Corinthians 12:12-27), and our mission is based on the conviction that God uses us as Holy Instruments to do His work of compassion on earth. St. Teresa of Avila’s prayer is the abiding watchword for our call to serve.

Will you lend Jesus your hands?

Local Missions

We seek to bring Jesus Christ to people locally through our financial support of Good Neighbors Ministry, the William S. Davies Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Rome Action Ministry, Transitional Housing program, the Community Soup Kitchen and the Meals and More Ministry. Many of our members are key volunteers in these ministries. Our mission is to be the hands of Christ to the least, the last, the lost and the overlooked.

Regional Missions

We seek to bring Jesus Christ to people regionally through our involvement in Georgia Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Morningstar Treatment Services and the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Coming soon is our Tendercare Disaster Relief ministry that allows the church to provide on-site ministry to the children of families involved in natural disasters.

Global Missions

We seek to bring Jesus Christ to people through partnerships with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Virginia Baptist Missions Board. In addition, the church sponsors a number of children through World Vision. An important priority of our missions’ vision is ministering to children and to the hungry.

Extended Family

We seek to bring Jesus Christ to our local extended family through and extensive visitation network comprise both of the laity and ministers. First Baptist makes it a priority to visit those who can no longer attend church.