‘Pastoral Leadership’



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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Quotes You Can Use (January 13, 2012)

“When we close the door on God, we close the door on God’s blessings as well.” “Jesus is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in them.” “Lazy is not a personality style, it’s a character flaw. Having no intiative is not a style, it’s a flaw”–Dave Ramsey. “For I desire steadfast […]

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Passion For The Game

“I’m afraid he doesn’t have the work ethic and passion for the game to progress at the next level,” said Mike Mayock, color analyst for the NFL Network. He was speaking of a rookie with unlimited upside who was squandering his opportunity to be “something special.” This player wasn’t willing to work to be the best. […]

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Why Should a Church Grow?

It’s been my life–thinking about church and what makes church better. I grew up in a family that loved church and did their best to make it better. I think about church all the time. Therefore, it was natural when I wrote a post several weeks ago about how churches grow. The post was specifically about […]

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Quotes You Can Use (January 6, 2012)

“You see things, and you say, ‘why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘why not?’ “–George Bernard Shaw. “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug”–Mark Twain. “. . . there is no material cure for a spiritual ill, […]

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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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[To the Church in Laodicea] “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. — Revelation 3:14,20 (NIV)