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). For more details on our Missions Ministry, please contact missionsoffice@firstnorfolk.org

Download the Mission Journey application and other Missions forms.

Take a look at our local and international mission journeys in the 2017/2018 Live the Mission magazine:


  • See our most current projected dates for 2019 International and National Mission Journeys.
  • Read our 24/7 Serve Newsletter for updates and opportunities for you to be involved in missions locally
  • First Norfolk is involved in church plants, church partnerships, health clinics, and orphanages around the world, as well as local ministries, Ready Church (disaster relief), and sending missionaries to North America and abroad. See our complete list of missions and ministries here: Did You Know flier.


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 2019 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 the most current projected dates for Mission Journeys:

  • Uruguay - Jan. 13-19
  • Southeast Asia - Jan. 1-10
  • East Asia - Jan. 10-20
  • Philippines - April
  • Nepal - April 9-24
  • Southeast Asia 2 - May
  • Malawi - June
  • France: July 10-20
  • Peru - July
  • Spain - July
  • Southeast Asia 3 - September
  • Cambodia - September
  • East Asia 2 - October
  • Alaska - July
  • Montreal - July
  • Saltville, Virginia - July 13-19
  • South Dakota - July 27-August 2
  • Disaster Relief: Various Times

Find more mission resources and downloads here.


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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226


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