‘Lagniappe’



Next Gen VBS!

VBS begins Monday morning! In case you are new to church, especially to First Baptist Church, you may not know the significance of Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School is one of our Next Generation (Next Gen) ministries. In VBS, we teach Scripture, life, and Jesus to over 1,000 students age 4-6th graders. VBS gives […]

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Much Given–Much Required

Last week I took one of our members to view the new construction. Because of what he is doing, he definitely needed to see the building first-hand in order to get a feel for the size and scope of the work. The word he used more than any other was “amazing.” When I took Martha (my wife) […]

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Have You Seen Our Sign?

Have you seen our sign? Not the one outside but the one inside. It’s above the door that leads to the church offices. This is what it says: Are We Ready? 112 days to September 10, 2017. September 10th is the Sunday after Labor Day. It’s also the day when we begin a new schedule […]

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Making Decisions–Seeking God

Last Thursday I felt particularly burdened about many of the decisions we have as a church. These are not bad decisions we have to make. In fact, for the most part they are normal decisions churches–especially growing churches–have to make. As I moved through what became a busy day with even more decisions than I […]

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The Last Part of the Puzzle

Wednesday night, we met as a congregation and worked through the last part of the puzzle for the current expansion of our building. Based on the ongoing giving to the church expansion, the Strategy Planning Team, with affirmation from the Finance Ministry Team, proposed that we move forward with Alternate 3A (the shell for the […]

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

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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)