‘Lagniappe’



On Signs, Signage, and Office Space

When it comes to building anything, it’s hard to finish. While we have been in our new worship space for the last eight months, we still aren’t quite finished. Clif Smith and our Strategy Planning Team are continuing to work to get us across the finish line, but we aren’t quite there. One of the […]

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Governing the Church

Churches are governed in many different ways. While I don’t consider that others govern their churches wrongly, I certainly am thankful for the way our church is led and directed. We are a free church, and we are congregationally governed. This means that the authority is derived from the congregation. In practical terms it means […]

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The Year in Giving

Last week I shared with you a snapshot of the last twelve months at First Baptist Church. This has been a very good year in measurable statistics, with record average attendance in worship and Bible Study as well as new members. For all of this we are grateful. Today I want to share about our […]

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A Snapshot of the Last Twelve Months

This past week we submitted our Annual Church Profile to our ministry partners at the Northshore Baptist Association. This report also goes to Louisiana Baptists and to the Southern Baptist Convention. Like you, these ministry partners want to know the state of the church (ours and others) at this point in time. Our Annual Church […]

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How to Bless Your Church

I usually use this space to bring you up to date on items you need to know about the church. Today I want to ask you to think about how you can be a blessing to the church and a minister in the kingdom of God. How can I be a blessing to the church? […]

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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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Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness. — Proverbs 14:22 (NIV)