The mission of the First Baptist Church of Tombstone is a simple but Biblical one.
If we look to the Bible, we read in Acts 1:8, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
This tells us that we are to spread the Gospel message not only in our hometown of Tombstone, but also into Cochise County, The State of Arizona and the rest of our nation and beyond our borders to all the world.
To accomplish this command of the Lord, we use personal evangelism, talking one to one about the gift of God the we have received, and missions support to Christians on the mission field both here and abroad.
We also read in Matthew 28:19-20," Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
These passages reinforce the Lord's command to spread His Gospel message and further instructs us that once we have witnessed to others and the gift of eternal life is received, we are to teach or disciple new believers, and old, in the ways of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We have regularly scheduled Sunday School and Bible Studies that are designed to fulfill this obligation to our Lord. The blessing to be had in doing this is that for every new soul won to the Lord, there is an opportunity to teach them how to lead another soul from the dispair of this world. Thus our motto, "Changing Lives by the Word of God".
We encourage you to visit with us and fellowship together with us in the Word of God.