Jesus' final statement to his followers before ascending into the heavens is often called the Great Commission. "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20). This command is a call to all who follow Christ. We are to share with others the gospel of Jesus and how this message is the greatest news in the world and how it transforms lives.
All people are seeking joy. We believe that the greatest joy is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ because through this gospel one is brought into a restored relationship with their Lord. It is in this union with the Lord that people find the desired satisfaction they crave and sought through finite and failing means. FBCN understands that this great, glorious message must be shared with the nations, whether they are at our doorsteps or the furthest corners of the world.
Our Mission Values
Desiring the lost to find salvation and joy in Christ, First Baptist Church of Newman will be a missional church bringing the Gospel to the local community, the nation and the world though the use of time, talents, and funds God has provided and will provide us.
A great video from the current head of the IMB on missions: