God has provided First Baptist Dallas a firm foundation. He has provided us a historic opportunity. Now, relying on His power, let’s go seize this moment. It’s always the right time to be a church that wins. But we have a unique opportunity in these next two years to be a church of Jesus Christ that wins now. 


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The Church in the Battle

In Acts 2:42–47. “WINS” was an acronym, representing four things that every church must do to succeed in its mission, taken from the biblical model we see there: 

W = Worship that is God-centered and corporate
I = Instruction from God’s Word in preaching
N = Nourishment through Christian fellowship
S = Sharing the gospel with others 

This is the formula for what it means to be the church on mission. If we do these things, following God’s will and empowered by His grace, we will win. This is timeless. 

But there’s an aspect of winning that is time-specific. Great moments present themselves. How we respond goes a long way to determining the outcome. A crucial battle decides the war. A critical play decides the game. Anyone can look back and see in retrospect what that key moment was. Great ones see the moment as it comes upon them. They understand the times and know what to do (1 Chronicles 12:32). They advance at just the right moment. They attack at just the right time. And victories are won. 

What is Mission 1:8?

Mission 1:8 is based on Acts 1:8, where Christ told us: “You shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Every two years, we draft a new plan to effectively reach our “Jerusalem” (local), our “Judea and Samaria” (national), and the “remotest part of the earth” (international). This engages our entire church in the work of the ministry, directing all church giving to its best use for spreading the gospel. 


  • What is Mission 1:8?

    Mission 1:8 is our church’s ministry strategy to reach our city, nation, and world for Jesus Christ. Every gift given to our church goes into a single ministry fund that we call “Mission 1:8.”

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  • Why do I need to make a commitment?

    A crucial part of how we do Mission 1:8 here is that we ask you to commit ahead of time for what you intend to give each two years.

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  • Why do we have a
    one-fund campaign?

    People often ask about “one-fund” giving, since every church approaches giving differently. Our approach since we started Mission 1:8 has been to use a “one-fund” strategy to our giving and our ministry budget

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Our Legacy of Mission 1:8

At First Baptist Dallas, we aim to transform our world with God’s Word…one life at a time. To accomplish this goal, we created a one-fund ministry strategy in 2014 based on Acts 1:8.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” 

Now, church, are you ready to WIN NOW?

December 2016 – November 2018

December 2018 – December 2020

January 2021 – December 2022

What is WIN NOW?

Mission 1:8 WIN NOW is our church’s ministry strategy for 2023-2024. All gifts given during these two years will be used to fund our ministries—locally, nationally, and internationally. The $70 million goal will fund our church’s ministry priorities and help us seize strategic opportunities. We intend to allocate approximately $55 million to the ministry budget and $15 million toward additional ministry initiatives and worldwide outreach. In Mission 1:8 WIN NOW, our goal is to win as many people as possible as quickly as possible to faith in Jesus Christ, in fulfillment of the Great Commission. 

Mission Initiatives

First Dallas has a rich history of innovating in multimedia ministry. Mission 1:8 WIN NOW will keep our media ministry vibrant for the next decade, providing the technology now necessary to further our worldwide outreach across all platforms.

  • Broadcast Expansion of Pathway to Victory

    Expand the reach of our media ministry to develop the most impactful broadcast ministry in the world.

  • Engagement of iCampus Online Ministry

    Produce online educational videos, host in-person gatherings with online viewers, and increase content creation including iCampus Kids.


    Invest in an enhanced in-person worship experience with LED lighting. Strengthen the online and broadcast worship experience via new cameras and production equipment.


    Refurbish and modernize the Historic Sanctuary to provide an excellent contemporary in-person experience to reach a new audience in Dallas and online.

Our Goal – $70 Million

Ministry Budget, Mission Initiatives, and Worldwide Outreach!


Make Your Commitment

(JANUARY 2023 – DECEMBER 2024)

Please prayerfully consider how you will invest in winning as many
people as possible as quickly as possible for Jesus Christ.

Let’s WIN NOW!

My commitment to Mission 1:8 WIN NOW over
the next two years:


(January 2023 – December 2024) =



to Mission 1:8 WIN NOW =

Give to our current Mission 1:8
WIN NOW campaign

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Featured Events

  • Sunday, December 17

    Light of the World Sunday

    We will renew our commitments to Mission 1:8 WIN NOW by increasing or confirming an existing pledge or by making a first-time pledge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mission 1:8 WIN NOW has been described as “one-fund” giving. What does that mean?

Mission 1:8 WIN NOW is a comprehensive plan that includes the ministry budget, as well as worldwide outreach and mission initiatives. Instead of asking for disconnected offerings throughout the year, we integrate all giving together into a single fund. This means that all giving to Mission 1:8 WIN NOW can be strategically allocated to best accomplish our mission as a church.

When should I begin giving toward my commitment to Mission 1:8 WIN NOW?

At the beginning of 2023. Mission 1:8 WIN NOW begins on January 1, 2023, and will conclude on December 31, 2024. Everything given to the church on or after January 1, 2023, will be attributed to Mission 1:8 WIN NOW. 

Would it benefit the church for me to give a significant gift toward my pledge early in the process?

Yes. You may give your pledged amount at any time over the next two years, but it would greatly benefit the church if you gave a significant gift toward your pledge early in the process. These early gifts will enable the church to better plan when and how to allocate funds, undertake new mission initiatives, seize opportunities, and manage our cash flow as we implement our ministry plan in 2023-2024.