An Invitation from Pastor Heath

Greetings to you!

This Sunday, January 13, 2019 is going to be a very exciting Sunday in the life of First Baptist Church. I am thrilled that we will be launching our brand new initiative to REACH Jacksonville for Jesus Christ. REACH is an organized, systematic way to equip every person in our church to share the gospel with every person they know. For months we have been talking about this, training our lay leaders, and preparing our congregation. On Sunday we will finally launch this exciting initiative.

It is critical that we commit ourselves to take Jesus to our city because God himself has given this job to us. Jesus Christ command us to "Go . . . and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20). First Baptist has always viewed this Great Commission as our responsibility, and this Sunday we will recommit ourselves to this unfinished task.

Perhaps you have not been to First Baptist in a while, or have been thinking of visiting. Perhaps you know people like this, and have been looking for an opportunity to invite someone to join you at church. I want to encourage you that this Sunday is the day to visit First Baptist. More than any time I can remember in the past, and more than any I can imagine in the future, we will be talking about what the future of our church will look like.

Please join me in prayer for this crucial time in the life of our church. Please ask God to use our church as he has used us in the past, to reach Jacksonville for Christ. And please make plans to be with us on Sunday at one of our campuses.

I am looking forward to seeing you there.

Grace be with you all,
Pastor Heath