Serving Hampton Roads to Change the World
First Baptist Church of Norfolk exists to glorify God by winning and leading all the people
within our reach to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Love God, Love Others, Live the Mission, Make Disciples
We call it the Napkin because we can draw it out for someone on a napkin to explain to people. We
visualize our vision of ministry through what we call The Napkin. The idea is
you can explain the vision to someone else by jotting it on a napkin.
It gives us a picture of how we structure our ministry activities and reminds
us all how we should be on mission every day as a follower of Christ.
The icons in the Napkin represent where we are in life at different times and
seasons and reminds us of how we can live the mission each day.
Each week we come together at least once with other believers around the
cross. We go to our homes where we minister to and within our families, but
also to our neighbors. As we build relationships with our neighbors, our
conversations change from small talk to spiritual matters. As we go out into
the community, we find ourselves at work, school or play along life's normal
pathways. We go out of our normal pathways to build bridges to people we don't
normally come across in our day-to-day lives. Finally, individuals and the
church together, build multiplying works which will continue to reach others
for Jesus Christ.
The Gathering. Coming together weekly around the cross of Christ with our church
Communities. Where others live, work, and play.