The Mission of Missions

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witness to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.  (Acts 1:8, NKJV)

The people of First Norfolk have taken God’s great call to live the mission as something greater than a romantic notion or a warm, fuzzy feeling while traveling internationally. They have embraced the great command to love God and love others and in doing so, they have accepted the challenge to live the mission as they are mobilized by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

We pray that you are able to see more than a gathering of events, journeys, and overall good deeds.  We pray that you find a fellowship of people (aka “the church”) who are passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus Christ as Acts 1:8 calls them to do. As you read, connect the dots of ministry needs with those who are called to serve (every missionary follower of Christ).

Download the Mission Journey application and other Missions forms.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Live the Mission Celebration Weekend

Live the Mission Reception, Saturday, Oct. 28

6-8 PM, Room 300. Come meet and hear from visiting missionaries and church planters. Don't miss it!

Live the Mission Celebration, Sunday, Oct. 29

9 AM-1 PM, Fellowship Hall. Join us as we celebrate the amazing things God did through missions in 2017! Visit with team leaders and members as they share their stories. Full event details: missions@firstnorfolk.org or 466-5181.

Take a look at our local and international mission journeys in the 2016/2017 Live the Mission magazine:



Our Disaster Relief ministry allows us the opportunity to serve communities during times of crisis.  The ultimate goal is to be able to share the love of Christ through sharing the gospel. Download the Disaster Relief 2017 Brochure here.

For more information on Statewide Disaster Relief efforts through the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia (SBCV), including Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) Training dates, locations, and costs, visit this web page.

For more information, contact Bob Williams.


Below are our most current projected dates for our 2018 Mission Journeys:


  • - Spain 1: January

  • - Mali: March

  • - Philippines: April

  • - Southeast Asia 1: April

  • - East Asia 1: May

  • - Spain 2: June

  • - Malawi: July

  • - Peru: July

  • - Southeast Asia 2: September

  • - East Asia 2: October

  • - Nepal: October

  • - Uruguay: November

  • - Southeast Asia 3: December/January '19


  • - South Dakota: June

  • - Montreal: June/July

  • - Leesburg, VA: July

  • - Alaska: July

  • - Jill's House: Various Times

  • - Disaster Relief: Various Times


  • - Cambodia

  • - Edmonton, Canada

  • - India

  • - Malaysia

  • - Ukraine

Find more mission resources and downloads here.