‘Pastoral Leadership’



2018 Best Practices #3

Resolutions don’t mean much. Which of your New Year’s resolutions from last year can you remember? We make resolutions but rarely do we resolve to do anything different. Let me suggest something different. Let me suggest you adopt “Best Practices for 2018.” Adopting practices for life with help you do things that will always make a […]

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God’s Will

“The key to knowing [God’s] present-tense will is present-tense surrender to his will. Sign a blank check and let him fill in the amount. Give him each day as it comes, trusting him to lead and use you as he wishes. There can be only one driver behind the wheel of your heart, only one […]

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New Words for the New Year

“But I do know this about the future: it comes one day at a time. And the safest way to prepare for tomorrow is to be right with God today. . . . When we consult God before we serve him, he is able to lead us according to his ‘good and acceptable and perfect’ […]

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What We Need in 2018

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). “Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who must lay down his arms”–C.S. Lewis “There’s a silent pause between Christmas and the New […]

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You Must Give

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed”–Proverbs 11:24-25. “The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions, and the nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we must become”–Henry Martyn. “We’re used to hearing […]

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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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No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. — 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)