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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

Every year, members of First Hot Springs obey the command of Jesus to “Go, and make disciples”.  Our strategic partnerships with missionaries and new, emerging churches fuel our mission to impact the Kingdom of God right here in Arkansas and across the world.
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Honduras 2023
July 20-27  |  Cost: $1500 

Join us for our 19th year in Honduras! This is a perfect trip for a teen or someone who has never had the experience of a mission trip before. If you are a church member and this is your first trip, a $500 scholarship is available.
This is a great gospel-spreading opportunity to a wonderful village. Lots of hiking and fellowship. These teams fill up fast, so let us know ASAP if you would like to be included.  

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2022 Mission Trips & Projects

Contact the Church Office for more info
Honduras –  April
Wales – May TBD
Honduras 1 –  July 16-23
Honduras 2 –  July 23-30
Baltimore - July
Senegal – TBD

On mission at FBC…

“We are serious about the Great Commission. We believe it applies to this church and every believer. For us, missions is not about tourism or convenience. We don’t flit from here to there just to see new and interesting places in the world. We establish strategic partnerships and develop deep relationships for the purpose of making disciples of all nations. We go to hard places. We do hard things. We ask people to sacrifice their time and treasure to get it done. It’s not always safe. It’s sometimes risky. But we go. We go where God has led us. We go because God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear and because perfect love casts out fear. We go in the power of His Holy Spirit who goes before us. We go because we love God and we love the people He loves. We go because we believe Jesus is the only way to salvation and that in Jesus people can live a fuller, more meaningful life than they can live without Him. We go in the confidence that God’s word doesn’t come back empty and that every act of kindness we show becomes a gospel seed that God can blossom into eternal life. We go because when those we reach out to trust Jesus, they become reproducing disciples with the people in their villages and culture. We go in the sure and certain hope that God’s kingdom will come and God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven, and we want to be part of the answer to Jesus’ model prayer.
The Coast Guard has a motto: “You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back.” We have to go out. It’s not an option. It’s not a luxury. It’s a command, and a joyful command at that. Missions is not a side show at First Baptist Church. Missions is not an auxiliary ministry. Missions is who we are and what we do—in our neighborhoods and our city and our nation and our world. And because we seek to be more concerned for a lost world than we are for our own comfort and safety, when, someday in heaven, we join the multitude from every nation, tribe, and tongue praising God around his throne, we will know some of those people. And they will be there, in part, because God said, “Go,” and we went. And every dime we ever spent, every hour we ever sacrificed, and every risk we ever took will be worth it.”

-Pastor John McCallum, October 2014 

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