Having clear vision begins with having one's eyes wide open. At First Baptist, we are "waking up" to God's deep desire to transform our lives, our families, and the Oxford-Ole Miss community.
The vision God is giving us as believers under the Lordship of Christ is to be a people of influence in a city of influence. "Disciple-making" is, therefore, a central feature and goal of our ministry. We want to be in a life-long progression of growth in our relationship with Jesus Christ, and we want to call others within our circles of influence to enter into that disciple-making process as well.
We believe that we are uniquely positioned to undertake this process in this city of influence. Oxford is a cultural and intellectual leader in the South. People are moving here in record-breaking numbers to raise families, further their education, pursue career dreams, or enjoy their retirement years in this small town with big city opportunities.
Despite all of these positives, the Oxford-Ole Miss community is in need of spiritual transformation. The affluence and "party life-style" so central to the city's identity leave many people empty, confused, and weary once the money's spent and the party's over. Convinced that only Christ can wake people up to "real life", we at FBC want to live lives attractive with the good news of a better way than anything this world can offer.
This is what disciple-making is all about, and we invite you to be a part.More »