‘Pastoral Leadership’



What You Can Do with an Extra Ten Minutes

Yesterday I wrote about the Ten Minute Rule, meaning that you show up for meetings ten minutes early. I was asked not only why you should show up ten minutes early but also wouldn’t that be a waste of time. Here’s why it’s not a waste of time and here is what you can do […]

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The Ten Minute Rule

Recently, I had “The Ten Minute Rule” recalled to my attention. I say “recalled” because it’s not a new concept, but it is one that now has my attention. Though I knew that some people practiced the rule about being early for all meetings, this concept never got my attention. That has all changed now. […]

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Christ in You

“This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory”–Colossians 1:26-27, […]

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I Need A “To Do” List

I have found that I am one of those people who needs a “To Do” list. Over the years I’ve used them in a variety of ways, sometimes written and sometimes electronic. Even though I am now using an electronic version— one that I’m very please with – – the old-fashioned kind also works very […]

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Dealing With Evil

“The world is too dangerous to live in–not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen”–Albert Einstein. “Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin”–James 4:17. “Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference. . . […]

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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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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)