‘Pastoral Leadership’

Thank You To The Veterans Of The Iraqi War

Yesterday ended nine years of the Iraqi War. Many people have been deployed multiple times. I want to extend my thanks to those who have served over the last nine years. Our church has had many people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. These were part of the active military and the National Guard. We […]

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Quotes You Can Use (December 9, 2011)

“There is no avoiding the fact that we live at the mercy of our ideas. This is never more true than with our ideas about God. Meaning well is not enough. Those who operate on the wrong information are likely never to know the reality of God’s presence in the decisions which shape their lives […]

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Give Your People A Vision Of What The Future Can Be

How do you break through the natural barriers that hinder church growth? Over the years, I have learned that 100, 200, 400, 600,etc, form hurdles that seem difficult to overcome. The 1000 barrier is especially difficult. Conversely, breaking through those barriers makes moving to the next level relatively easy. How do you break through these barriers, […]

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Breaking 100–Staffing To Grow Not Plateau

Most of the churches in America are not growing. Even by the smallest of standards, a large majority of churches are stagnant or declining. In fact, current estimates place the number of plateaued or declining churches at seventy-five or eighty percent of all the churches in America. The large number of churches which go more than a year […]

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How To Move Your Attendance Beyond 100

The most difficult barrier in church growth is the 100 barrier. I know this because the typical church in America is a congregation of less than 100. The 100 barrier is simply difficult to overcome. I have three very practical suggestions for breaking the 100 barrier. I also have a suggestion of how to make  your […]

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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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Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1 (NIV)