‘Pastoral Leadership’

Quotes You Can Use (January 27, 2012)

“When Robert Louis Stevenson was four years old he announced a great discovery. “Mamma,” he said, “you cannot be good without praying.” “How do you know?” his mother asked. “Because,” said he, “I have tried”–Parker and St. Johns, Prayer Can Change Your Life, 116. If you use prayer “as a spare tire, only when an […]

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The Most Important Part Of Your Ministry

What is it that will “make” your ministry? Every minister wants to know the secret. What is it that will make my ministry grow, progress, and thrive? Sometimes we simply want to know what will make it survive. The answer is the same in every case. The most important part of your ministry is your […]

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How To Walk Slowly Though The Crowds

Recently, I wrote about the necessity of keeping the church small by walking slowly through the crowds. Jesus practiced this and so should we. If you would like to read the previous post, it’s called Growing Your Church Small. The question is: How does a pastor or other church leader have the time to walk slowly […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 20, 2012)

“If you don’t cross over from what-I-get to what-I-give, your church will become increasingly unsatisfactory to you”–James Macdonald. “Everything which really needs to be done in our souls can only be done by God”–C. S. Lewis. “To be a fisher of men, you must have two groups. The large circle which is filled with so many needs and the […]

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Growing Your Church Small

Originally published in www.sbctoday.com January 12, 2012 You have a goal that your church must accomplish. If you want your church to grow, you must keep it small. It’s neither an oxymoron nor a paradox. It is simply this: as the church grows larger, the fellowship must grow deeper. Deeper fellowship gives the church a sense of […]

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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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Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12 (NIV)