Just like Mission 1:8, Fuel the Fire will encompass all ministry that happens at First Baptist Dallas. Our possibilities are endless, and these are the days. Now is the time to fuel what God has placed before us. A fire has started, and it’s growing in every ministry area.
Our children's ministry is vibrant and growing. Through Fuel the Fire, we are able to offer even more events that draw families and children to our church and introduce them to our good God.
Decisions for Christ
We are seeing more people flood our campus and make decisions for Christ. Through Fuel the Fire, we will be able to reach even more people and invite them to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Discipleship University allows us to offer courses taught by gifted professors every fall and spring. Through Mission 1:8, we can expand our efforts to disciple every believer who walks through our doors.
International Mission Partnerships
Through our partnerships with international pastors, church planters, the Cooperative program, and Lottie Moon, we are seeing the gospel spread throughout the world.
Revival is spreading in Dallas, with First Dallas working to lead the charge downtown through your faithful giving to Fuel the Fire.
Marriage mentoring is one of the most important resources a couple can access in the midst of a struggling relationship. Through Mission 1:8, we can continue to build into our mentor couples and mentee couples by helping take marriages from good to great and struggling to strong.
Our sports, music and worship, and arts programs are reaching new people every week. Through Fuel the Fire, we are excited to watch them grow to a greater degree.
In the last year, over 1,000 First Dallas members have been involved in mission projects including trips to Brazil, India, Kenya, and the Czech Republic.
Through Mission 1:8, we can train pastors in India to plant churches in low-income and rural areas, go to Kenya for evangelism and church planting, send students to serve in Ecuador, help support Tuen Mah Baptist Church in reaching the people of Hong Kong, and enhance our mission efforts in Guatemala.
Here are some of the international mission partnerships being planned:
- Mission trip for training conferences, medical clinics, and evangelism to the people of:
- Bhubaneshwar, Orissa (Orissa Baptist Convention)
- Hubli (Pastor Solomon Bija)
- Bangalore (Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Bethesda Ministries)
Mission India – an opportunity to help India’s believers reach their nation for Christ through:
- Training and equipping them to minister effectively
- Reaching children, illiterate adults, and the lowest of castes
- Planting churches that multiply
- Holding Children’s Bible Clubs
Mission trip for rural evangelism and church planting through:
- Partnering with Pastor Samson Kisia & Kenya Baptists
- Sending teams to partner with Kenyan believers
Support Tuen Mah Baptist Church with their facility, evangelism, and leadership
- They have a great opportunity to build a building in a very desirable area in Hong Kong with the permission from the Chinese government
- Our hope is that some of the funds considered for Tuen Mah could be used to help offset costs of their building and establish a partnership with First Dallas for the next several years
Mission trip to serve the Mayan people of the Central Highlands in the city of Comitancillo through:
- Assisting the indigenous Christian leadership with evangelism and discipleship
- Supporting Christian leaders in the planting and building of churches in unreached areas
- Training indigenous Christian leaders to be witnesses, teachers, and preachers
- Providing outreach to the Mayans through medical clinics, construction projects, and Bible schools
We hope to provide more opportunity for student choir mission trips and adult mission trips like Guatemala so more people hear the gospel through our own church members.
Missions and Evangelism
We are constantly seeking new opportunities for missions and evangelism and are seeing this area of our church take off in new ways!
Pathway to Victory
Pathway to Victory, our broadcast program, is heard on over 800 radio stations all over the world and airs on DayStar and TBN. Through Fuel the Fire, we plan to expand Pathway to Victory through additional radio, television, and now digital and print platforms
Our prison ministry partners with a local Texas prison to disciple and share the gospel with inmates. Through Mission 1:8, we will be able to expand our ministry and resources to share the love of Christ to those behind bars.
Recovery & Care Ministries
Our care ministries offer support to those who want help finding victory over a sin struggle, grief, loss, or just want partnership during a difficult season. Mission 1:8 provides resources to help those who come find healing, restoration, and a helping hand.
Our members are rising up to serve one another and those in our community. Through Fuel the Fire, we will deploy more of our members to serve in our city and church.
Student ministry is focused on sharing the gospel of Christ and helping equip parents to raise the next generation to know and love Jesus and students to share the gospel with their friends.
Uptown and Downtown Outreach
Mission 1:8 will enable us to better serve our downtown neighbors and share the Gospel with those in our own backyard through activities such as the Easter Run, our sports leagues, Upward Sports for children,and Christmas at Klyde Warren Park. Through Mission 1:8, we will continue to seek opportunities to influence our neighbors and expand our Uptown/Downtown outreach initiatives.
Young adults are moving to Dallas for job opportunities and are discovering that our church is a place of stability and truth to equip them for daily life.
iCampus and Digital Media
Through Fuel the Fire, we will engage with and reach more people through effective means like our iCampus and digital media ministries.