Our Mandate

God's direction for his church as a whole

God created us for relationship – for us to love each other, for us to love and worship Him, and for Him to love us.


We then trusted in ourselves rather than God, missing God’s perfect mark and separating ourselves from Him (Genesis Chapter 3). In God’s infinite love, He chose to restore our relationship. God provided Himself, through the person of Jesus Christ to live among us, die in our place, and then rise again to restore our relationship with Him for all who believe in Jesus (John 3:16, Romans 3:22-25, Romans 6:26). 


The Great Commission


After Jesus died and rose again, He commissioned His disciples (to include the future Church – even us!) to carry on the mission of loving His people and sharing the good news of Jesus and what He did for us to all the world.


Jesus said, “All authority has been given unto Me, therefore, go and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey all I have commanded you” (Matt 28:18-20).


The Great Commandment


Jesus taught us to follow all that God commanded, but He also simplified by summing up all that is good and right into two fundamental laws:

1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and

2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

(Matt 22:36-40, see also Micah 6:8 and James 1:27)

our mission

Our direction - how we desire to carry out god's mandate

Knowing Jesus • Becoming Like Jesus • Sharing Jesus


The mission of First Baptist Church Minot is to fulfill Jesus Christ’s Great Commission and Great Commandment by leading people to Knowing Jesus, Becoming like Jesus, and Sharing Jesus in Minot and throughout our world as God enables.

  • knowing jesus

    • Lead people to receive salvation from sin and reconnect with God by accepting Jesus Christ as Savior

    • Connect with Christ and receive His love through a continued relationship with Him

    • Recognize Jesus as God and Lord of our lives through heartfelt worship

  • becoming like jesus

    • Grow to be like Jesus in thought, word, and action through personal and group study of the Bible, worship, and prayer

    • Experience true joy by breaking the bondage of sin through the freedom that comes from a genuine connection with God through Jesus and following Him in living a Godly life as Jesus did

    • Equipping Christ’s followers for His work and providing support to them as they carry it out

  • sharing jesus

    • Sharing the gift of salvation with a lost world starting with our community

    • Showing Jesus’ love by meeting the needs of others in our church and community

    • Providing vital support to the efforts of the worldwide church as God calls and gives us the opportunity


our destination - what first baptist church desires

to do and look like

First Baptist Church recognizes there are many challenges in the world and our community here in Minot, North Dakota.  The church is uniquely positioned to work a number of these challenges which can only be solved by sharing the love of Jesus with our world. 


It is the vision of First Baptist Church Minot to fulfill its mission through a four-fold vision:

A vision to solve loneliness:

to be a place of connection

  • Foster deep connections and grow a family where people feel genuinely loved and a part of our Spiritual journey as the family of Christ
  • Create an environment of authentic worship and heartfelt prayer
  • Delve into scripture and share life’s journey together
  • Celebrate our community and build lasting bonds through regular fellowship events

a vision for transformation:

where hope and freedom are experienced

  • Build a community where hope outshines despair and where freedom through Christ is a reality for everyone
  • Offer compassionate support and a network of care rooted in the transformative love of Jesus
  • Walking alongside one another on our journey to overcoming the strongholds of sin and celebrating every step towards a life of purpose and joy

a vision to resolve spiritual hunger:

to be center of biblical truth and good news

  • Aim to satisfy the deepest yearnings of the soul and illuminate the path that leads to a fulfilling relationship with the Creator
  • Be a source of biblical truth amidst a sea of shifting narratives
  • Quench the spiritual thirst of every seeker, offering the life-giving waters of the Gospel
  • Delve deep into God's Word, foster environments for spiritual growth, and engage in heartfelt worship

a vision to support families:

to be a hub for Growing healthy, spiritual families

  • - Uplift and fortify families to shine brightly as reflections of God's design in their communities
  • Seek to be a nurturing home for families, helping them thrive spiritually, emotionally, and relationally
  • Commit to providing resources, workshops, and programs tailored to bolster familial bonds, guiding parents, and children alike in their walk with God
  • Be a hub where families can gather to learn, grow, and support one another, firmly rooted in the love and teachings of Christ