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for: ‘September, 2018’



Why Your New Member Class Matters

A church’s new member class is one of the integral parts of the church. Our new member class serves new and prospective members. We call it the Discovery Class. In my opinion, the Discovery Class is one of the most important parts of First Baptist Church. Our Discovery Class is for everyone, but we particularly […]

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What Every Child Should Know

A very large part of the responsibility of the church is to teach children “the way they should go.” This is obviously the responsibility of parents but also a major concern for the church. What is it that every child should know? First, every child should learn the value of working hard and not giving […]

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What Makes Church Special?

I love the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. I always have. Even as a teenager when I thought I never would want to be the pastor of a church, I loved the church. We know why the church is special. It belongs to Christ. It is made up of those redeemed by the blood […]

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What You Can Pray About

I grew up singing hymns–and I loved it. Many of those hymns were about prayer. “Sweet Hour of Prayer” was one we sang often but I didn’t really get the significance of prayer being sweet. I also missed the power of “What A Friend We Have In Jesus” and its phrase about the privilege of […]

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How Seniors Can Help Their Church

Most churches are blessed with a large number of senior adults, and that’s a good thing. God has given the church a wonderful supply of people to carry on the work of ministry and to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 3:12). We should not be surprised that this is the case. After all, […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. — Romans 15:7 (NIV)