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Welcome to the WCB Ministry and Ministry Center

 

Webster-Claiborne and Bienville Associations are composed of 60 churches committed to reaching our world for Christ. The Great Commission appearing below, taken from Matthew 28:18-20, provides our orders. We seek to obey our Lord's command thus introducing our world to Jesus Christ

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20  NIV

Our churches are both different and the same. While one church is found at the end of a beautiful, winding, country lane, another is found on main street in the center of town. Some are small, others large. Some are filled with "city-folk", the others filled with "country-folk". Although different in many ways, they are all committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and seek to bring our world to Him.

Thirty-five churches in Webster and Claiborne parishes form the Webster-Claiborne Association. Twenty-five churches in Bienville parish form the Bienville Association. While these two associations have their own officers and ministries, they also share many cooperative ministries as well. The common thread that brings these churches together is the Cooperative Program of the Southern Baptist Convention. This is a voluntary giving program in which churches combine their strengths to support mission causes around the world. Together these churches support missions through the North American Mission Board, International Mission Board, Louisiana Baptist Convention, and local Associational Missions.

 


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September 14, 2021

NEAR & FAR E-BLAST  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Georgia Barnette Week of Prayer is being observed this week. Pray and consider a special offering to support our State Mission offering. This offering is essential to mission churches and disaster relief needs throughout our state. Go to https://georgiabarnette.org  to learn more.

ACP (Annual Church Profiles) have been mailed to your churches. Please fill these out, especially with email addresses, phone numbers, etc, so we can update our mail-outs and contact information. Due date September 15th!

Louisiana Boys’ Camp O Ree - Oct 8-9, Register with Camp Harris. Bring your boys out for this camp experience.

January Bible Study workshop on Psalms taught by Dr. Clint Davis at Harris Camp on October 14, 8:30-3 pm, breakfast and lunch included.

Ministers’ Wives’ Retreat October 15-16 register with Tall Timbers.

Annual Meetings: The moderators of both associations, Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, are recommending we combine our annual meetings this year at Camp  Harris on October 17th, 5 pm. We will have a fish fry with an open meeting in the outdoor area. The meeting will be abbreviated, but it will give us an opportunity to worship together and will handle the essential business. We are doing this to limit exposure due to Covid uptick in our area. The original Bienville date was October 4, but is now changed to coincide with Webster-Claiborne on the 17th. Please help pass the word about this. An offering will be received to support Ministerial Scholarships.

Hurricane Disaster Relief opportunities are opening up. The infrastructure issues down south are slowly being addressed making it more accessible to volunteers. Please monitor the Disaster Relief Update webpage at  louisianabaptists.org  or by going to our page at wcbcenter.com and clicking on the Disaster Relief Update Link. If you wish to donate money or supplies follow these links or give to your association and put on the memo line Disaster Relief. We will forward the funds for you. You may also donate supplies by placing them in our Disaster Relief Trailer parked behind our office.

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
Read my story at   WhatiValueMost.com

 

 

 

 

September 7, 2021

NEAR & FAR NEWS BLAST -  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) Annual Meetings: The moderators of both associations, Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, are recommending we combine our annual meetings this year at Camp Harris on October 17th, 5 pm. We will have a fish fry with an open meeting in the outdoor area. The meeting will be abbreviated, but it will give us an opportunity to worship together and will handle the essential business. We are doing this to limit exposure due to Covid uptick in our area. The original Bienville date was October 4, but is now changed to coincide with Webster-Claiborne on the 17th. Please help pass the word about this. An offering will be received to support Ministerial Scholarships.

2) ACP (Annual Church Profiles) have been mailed to your churches. Please fill these out, especially with email addresses, phone numbers, etc, so we can update our mail-outs and contact information. Due date September 15th!

3) Hurricane Disaster Relief opportunities are opening up. The infrastructure issues down south are slowly being addressed making it more accessible to volunteers.

Please monitor the Disaster Relief Update webpage at louisianabaptists.org or by going to our page at wcbcenter.com and clicking on the Disaster Relief Update Link.

If you wish to donate money or supplies follow these links or give to your association and put on the memo line Disaster Relief. We will forward the funds for you. You may also donate supplies by placing them in our Disaster Relief Trailer parked behind our office.

Rolling Hills is looking for Feeding Unit Volunteers in New Orleans. Call 318-251-0065 or go to rollinghillsministries.com for more information.

4) I encourage you to continue to follow the official sites for Covid responses and make wise responses to this ever changing situation. Covid-(D) is an especially contagious version of Covid 19 and is spreading and affecting a larger age group with more severity. I follow the hospital reports of Claiborne Medical, Minden Medical, and also WK Shreveport-Bossier City. Practically all of those hospitalized are unvaccinated, few vaccinated people are hospitalized. I encourage you to continue to take precautions.

5) Revival Jamestown Baptist Church September 12-15
  Sunday Morning 11:00 am
  Sunday Evening 6:00pm
  Monday-Wednesday 6:30 pm
  Evangelist: Bro. Richard Kaufman    Music: Johnny Couch

6) ReGroup Conferences are available to help with your small groups. See more information at louisianabaptists.org/2021-ReGroup-Recap.

Your Fellow Servant,
Randy R. Hales

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
Read my story at   WhatiValueMost.com

 

 

September 1, 2021

Please go to our website at wcbcenter.com and click on the Disaster Relief Update link. This provides updates from the Louisiana Baptist Convention. On that page you will see items that are requested for donation.

You can make donations several ways.

Items can be donated to our mission center. I have a small box trailer set up behind our center. You can place items there after hours. When we are here at the center we are placing items in our big conference room. When we have a load, Pastor Jeff Hoffman will drive the trailer to a distribution point.

You can also donate directly to distribution points, see the Update page for sites. You can also connect to churches down south but be aware certain places will have no power or water for weeks.

You may also want to donate funds. You can do that through your association, simply write a check to your association and write on the memo line Disaster Relief. We will forward the money for you to Louisiana Baptists or if requested to Rolling Hills. You can also donate to Rolling Hills, see their website for instructions.

Volunteers can contact Rolling Hills or connect with Louisiana Baptists or connect directly to South Louisiana Churches and Associations. I can give you contact to associations in need of volunteers.

You can also find a list of Director of Missions on LADOM.org. You may also want to give funds to Georgia Barnette State Mission Offering. Those funds help provide support to our work in Louisiana.

Please feel free to call or text me on my cel, 318-518-8297 if you have questions. Remember, right now, no utilities of any kind in some of the most damaged areas. It will be a minimum of days perhaps weeks for some of those areas to become functional.

Thank you for once again serving. I know everyone is tired, many are burned out, our strength must come from the Lord. Pray, give, as He supplies.

Your Fellow Servant,
Randy R. Hales

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
Read my story at   WhatiValueMost.com

 

 

August 24, 2021

 

NEAR & FAR NEWS BLAST -  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) CAMP HARRIS FISH FRY SATURDAY AUG 28TH, 5-8 PM. Continue in prayer for Shawn Kaffka, Camp Harris Director. He was diagnosed with liver cancer and has begun therapy. Pray for his family and the Camp Leaders and workers as the Camp continues to minister.

2) Annual Meetings: The moderators of both associations, Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, are recommending we combine our annual meetings this year at Camp Harris on October 17th, 5 pm. We will have a fish fry with an open meeting in the outdoor area. The meeting will be abbreviated but will handle all the necessary business. We are doing this to limit exposure due to Covid uptick in our area. The original Bienville date was October 4, but is now changed to coincide with Webster-Claiborne on the 17th. Please help pass the word about this. An offering will be received to support Ministerial Scholarships.

3) ACP (Annual Church Profiles) have been mailed to your churches. Please fill these out, especially with email addresses, phone numbers, etc, so we can update our mail-outs and contact information. Due date September 15th!

4) I encourage you to follow the official sites for Covid responses and make wise responses to this ever changing situation. Covid-(D) is an especially contagious version of Covid 19 and is spreading and affecting a larger age group with more severity. I have recently been a part of the Claiborne Medical and also WK Shreveport-Bossier City conference calls to hear recommendations and updates. They encourage masks and vaccines and avoiding close quarters seeking to keep the 6 foot rule with open air environments preferred.

Looking Forward………..

September 12-19, 2021 is the week of prayer for Georgia Barnette. Please go to georgiabarnette.org and lead your church to pray for our Louisiana Missions and to take up a generous offering.

October is traditionally Pastor Appreciation Month. Consider appreciating his wife as well by making the “Unshakeable Faith” ministers’ wives retreat at Tall Timbers available October 15-16. More info available at louisianabaptist.org.

Your Fellow Servant,
Bro. Randy Hales

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
Read my story at   WhatiValueMost.com

 

 

 

August 19, 2021

 

NEAR & FAR NEWS BLAST:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1)   Be in prayer for Shawn Kaffka, Camp Harris Director. He was hospitalized this past weekend and diagnosed with aggressive liver cancer. Pray for his family and the Camp Leaders and workers as we work together seeking God’s direction. During this time our office will be handling the finances of the Camp. Feel free to call us if you have difficulty communicating with the Camp or if you have questions.

2)   Our moderators of both associations, Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, are recommending we combine our annual meetings this year at Camp Harris on October 17th, 5 pm. We will have a fish fry with an open meeting in the outdoor area. The meeting will be abbreviated slightly but will handle all the necessary business. We are doing this to limit exposure due to Covid uptick in our area.

3)   Gibbie McMillan, recently retired Director of Men and Disaster Relief work in Louisiana, passed away August 17 due to Covid complications. His funeral will be Saturday in the Kentwood area. Please be in prayer for his wife and daughters and extended family. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy. He was a man of faith and a great friend to us.

4)   ACP (Annual Church Profiles) have been mailed to your churches. Please fill these out, especially with email addresses, phone numbers, etc, so we can update our mail-outs and contact information. DUE DATE SEPT. 15!!

5)   I encourage you to follow the official sites for Covid responses and make wise responses to this ever changing situation. Covid-(D) is an especially contagious version of Covid 19 and is spreading and affecting a larger age group with more severity. I have recently been a part of the Claiborne Medical and also WK Shreveport-Bossier City conference calls to hear recommendations and updates. They advocate masks and vaccines and avoiding close quarters seeking to keep the 6 foot rule with open air environments preferred.

 

Your Fellow Servant,
Bro. Randy Hales

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
Read my story at   WhatiValueMost.com

 

 

August 2, 2021

 

Annual Church Profile

ACP training will be August 10th at the Mission & Ministry Center at 5:30 PM. Shana Johnson will be here to answer any questions with this years ACP. She will help us with calculating online worship services. Please let me know if you will be able to make it so we can have enough food. 377-3005

Due date for the ACP is September 15th!!

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ReGroup Presents Training Options for Pastors, Staff and Sunday School Directors:

ReGroup Conference LIVE

Saturday, Aug. 14, McClendon Baptist Church, West Monroe, 9:00am-12:30pm

Allan Taylor, Executive Pastor of Ministries, First Baptist, Concord, TN; Keynote Speaker and Breakouts:

Proper Enlistment Determines Your Destiny
Great organizations require great leaders. The appropriate enlistment of leaders becomes a direct link to placing your Groups in an environment conducive for achievement. Examine this 8-step enlistment process.

6 Essentials for Evangelistic Group Ministry
Churches don’t rise to the level of their vision; they fall to the level of their systems. Evangelism doesn’t just happen. It requires intentionality and execution. The great mistake of a great cause is great disregard for essentials. It’s time to rediscover them!

Bring your team! There are additional breakouts for Adult, Youth and Children’s/Preschool Leaders.
Only $10, complete details and registration available at LouisianaBaptists.org/ReGroupLive21

DIGITAL ReGroup

Online, Monday, Aug. 16 & Tues., Aug. 17

Hosted by Dr. Steve Horn.
Monday, Aug. 16
6:00pm Pastors, Staff and Sunday School Directors: Special Guests David Cranford, Pastor, First Baptist, Ponchatoula & Dennis Watson, Pastor, Celebration Church, Metairie
See details for all group sessions/speakers and register for this free event at LouisianaBaptists.org/DigitalReGroup21

ReGroup—Louisiana Baptists’ Premier Training for Sunday School and Small Group Leaders.
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We have heard reports of COVID outbreaks in many areas. The Governor’s News Report today stresses the severity of the D-variant. Please discuss with your church a response to this new outbreak. Let us know if we can help or advise concerning the outbreak.

We heard good reports from Camp Harris. Continue to pray for churches as they follow up with the many decisions made.

We will be making announcements about our Annual meeting dates.

Thank you for your support of the associations missions.

Your Fellow Servant,
Bro. Randy Hales

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
Read my story at   WhatiValueMost.com

 

 

 

 

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