By His grace, God invited us to know Him. Now, He is inviting others to know Him through us . . .
One Life at a time.
Extend a warm invitation to bring someone new to First Dallas for Invite a Guest Sunday on October 1!
Lee Strobel—former award-winning investigative journalist, atheist-turned-Christian, and renowned Christian apologist—will join us with a powerful message on “The Case for Christianity.”
Worship with the Newsboys in the Worship Center and Benjamin William Hastings in the Historic Sanctuary.
After the service, stay for a live Q&A session with Lee Strobel and Dr. Jeffress, where you and your guest will enjoy a complimentary lunch and an edifying discussion on Christianity, faith, and religion.
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:20
What is One Life?
At First Baptist Dallas, our mission is to transform the world with God’s Word . . . one life at a time. We take this mission directly from Christ’s words in Scripture.
“Go therefore 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; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19–20).
The Great Commission is not a suggestion—it’s a command. It is an urgent necessity for us to pursue. Our task is to tell people about God’s forgiveness and then help them grow to be like Christ. The success of this work is made possible through Christ’s abiding presence with His church, working in and through us by His Spirit to accomplish His purpose.
And it’s as simple as inviting One Life to church on Sunday, October 1.
Who You Know
- Family members
- Children’s friends and their families
- Teachers and coaches
As You Go
- Delivery persons
- People at your gym or hobby
- People waiting in line with you
The first step to inviting your One Life is to initiate.
- Know their name
- Find a reason to compliment/encourage them
- Start a conversation
- Keep in touch
The next step is to invest in them.
- Know them (ask them about themselves . . . and listen!)
- Spend time with them (host a game night or have them over for dinner)
- Find a way to serve them (maybe babysit their kids or mow their lawn)
Finally, invite them.
- Find something to invite them to (Sunday, October 1 at First Dallas!)
- Give them the details (firstdallas.org/lunch)
- Go with them (offer to drive them, sit with them, reassure them)
- Follow up with them
We know that transforming the world with God’s Word one life at a time would not be possible without the work of God, which is why we strongly believe in the power of prayer.
Each week, pray these prayers and ask the Lord to move in your life and in the lives of others. If there’s a blank, fill it in with the name of your One Life. Click the buttons below or scroll down to read.
Eyes to See
“Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, ‘You are a God who sees.’” – Genesis 16:13
Heavenly Father, thank You for being the God who sees. I know You created every person in Your image and designed each one to be in a relationship with You forever. So, God, I pray that You would open my eyes to see those around me who need You. Give me eyes like Yours to see the lost and brokenhearted. Place people in my life who need to hear the Good News of who You are and what You’ve done. God, as I go throughout my week, help me see You and those who need You. Reveal to me who my One Life could be. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Feet to Go
“Just as it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!’” – Romans 10:15
God, thank You for showing me who my One Life is. Lord, I know You want to use me in this person’s life, so I pray You would give me feet to go to them. Empower and embolden me to begin or strengthen a relationship with them. Make me more like you. Let me not shy away from befriending those who are questioning Christianity. Take away any fear, anxiety, or prejudice, and give me a heart to love them genuinely. As I go throughout my week, give me feet to go to ___________________________, be intentional, and foster a friendship with them. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Hearts to Soften
“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 36:26
Lord, I pray for ___________________________ today. I know that You are sovereign over each person’s heart. By Your Spirit, You use Your people to spark change in the lives of others! You used Daniel to soften the heart of Nebuchadnezzar, Jonah to soften the hearts of the Ninevites, and Your Son, Jesus, to soften the heart of Paul and countless others. You worked through those around me and softened my heart to receive Your grace. So, God, I pray You would soften ___________________________’s heart to be sensitive to the truth of the gospel. Please use me to plant seeds, and please move in their life. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Hands to Serve
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16
King Jesus, I praise You that You did not come to be served but to serve. Please give me hands to serve ___________________________ as You served others on earth. Give me a humble heart to love selflessly and be a light to them. Help me look not only to my own needs but also to the needs of others. Whether paying for a meal, mowing a lawn, babysitting children, buying groceries, hosting a game night, or something else, give me the hands to serve my One Life this week. Heavenly Father, please use my acts of service to reveal Your goodness to them. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Words to Say
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17
Lord, I pray You would give me the words to say as I invite ___________________________ to church on October 1. Give me the courage to extend a genuine invitation. Guide me in conversations and open opportunities to share my faith with them. Give me the ability to really listen to them. Allow them to listen to You, Lord, so the truth of who You are and my invitation would not be ignored or downplayed. If I need to be persistent, God, help me do so lovingly, that I may come across as thoughtful and intentional, not annoying or brash. Guide my tongue, give me the words to say, and help them listen to You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Lives to Change
“For ‘Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” – Romans 10:13
God, I praise You for how You have changed my life. Because of Your Son, I can call upon Your name and be saved. And I know___________________________ can too. So, Father, I pray that You would reveal Yourself to ___________________________ in such a way that they call on Your name for salvation, that they would confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in their heart that He was raised from the dead. God, would You move and make October 1 a life-changing Sunday in which people have their questions answered, their faith strengthened, and their souls revived? You alone, O God, can save. You are the only source of eternal life. Thank You for saving me, and I pray You would save ___________________________. In Jesus’ name, amen.