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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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May 21, 2024

 

Our missions need your support! When your church joins with others to support Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, you help spread the Gospel in a big way. No one church can do alone what we can do together. Camp Harris, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Rolling Hills, Christian Counseling, Truckstop Bible Distribution, Associational Youth Ministries, Church Plants, Hispanic Ministries, Ministerial and Mission Trip Scholarships, and other DOM Ministries are some of those big things you support. You will soon be receiving information that you can use to share with your church about our work. We are asking that you share this information with your church, spend time praying for our work, and lead your church to make mission giving a priority. Being a member of our associations carries with it a mission identity. We are churches joined together in a common belief and a common conviction that we have been called to missions. Celebrate your association and support our associational ministries through prayer and gifts.

One special way to support missions is by helping us provide mission funds for our yearly Easter Mission Trip to Portugal. Each year I carry a team to lead block parties in the parks around Lisbon. This provides an opportunity for missionaries to reach out to the apartment dwellers in the various neighborhoods. Our associations honored Margaret and me for our 23 years of service by establishing a mission fund in our name to help undergird this mission trip. The funds raised will pay for housing for the mission team, Margaret and I stay with the grandkids, so funds cover team, and to provide insurance, background checks, and local mission support for our Portuguese partners. Please join us in reaching our world with the Gospel. You may write a check to Bienville Baptist Association or to Webster-Claiborne Baptist Association and write on the Memo line, Portugal Easter Trip or Dr. Randy and Margaret Hales Mission Scholarship.

 

May 24th  Fourth Friday Fellowship, Camp Harris, Fish Fry

June 24th  Executive Board Meetings:
    Webster- Claiborne 10:45 @MMC
    Bienville, Bryceland @ 6pm.

 

 

 

 

May 1, 2024

 

DOM/AMS Search

Jeff Hoffman, Pastor of FBC Arcadia, was presented by the DOM/AMS Search Committee to be our next Director of Missions at the Bienville & Webster-Claiborne Executive Board Meetings. On May 6th at 6PM, at Camp Harris, a joint Executive Board Committee from Bienville & Webster-Claiborne has been called to affirm Jeff Hoffman as our Associational Mission Strategist. The Executive Board is composed of the pastor and one layman from each church. Additional guests from each church are welcome to attend.

The search committee reported to the Executive Boards the process they followed coming to this decision. The committee did an excellent job. They were very thorough and bathed every step in prayer. Pastor Jeff is being presented with 100% unanimous vote of the committee. I personally feel the committee demonstrated clear leadership of the Holy Spirit and feel this is a definite clear call from God. Please join us at the May 6th meeting to affirm Jeff Hoffman as our next Associational Mission Strategist. I will continue through July with Bro. Jeff beginning Aug 1st.

 

May 2nd Families of Courage event at Camp Harris, 6PM.

May 6th Associational Vote for new DOM/AMS Jeff Hoffman, Camp Harris 6PM.

May 24th Camp Harris Fourth Friday Fellowship

BWC Youth will not meet again until August!

Insurance Crisis:

Many of you have experienced the recent insurance problems facing our state. Camp Harris, my office, and several churches had their insurance canceled last year and scrambled to find someone to write us. Many more will experience the same soon. As a result, there is basically only one carrier in the state that provides church coverage, and their rates are spiraling upward. The deductions and costs for the new policies are making many question if they can afford insurance.

Due to this crisis, Dr. Horn, our Louisiana Baptist Director, has initiated an effort with other denominations and other non-profit institutions to petition the state of Louisiana to allow an alternative. This alternative was granted, and we have a year to get information together to get a self-funded program. Gallagher insurance that specializes in non-profits is being used to gather information.

Please help your fellow churches to gather information. By submitting information, you are not making a commitment or signing up for anything. The information will be used to build facts that will make it possible for alternative policies to be offered to non-profits. To gather this information a simple request form is available. You have the option to go to your present carrier to get the information or to give permission to Gallagher to get it for you. Even if you don’t think you need alternative insurance right now, please submit the information anyway. Our crisis is only going to get worse and one day you may want that alternative.

You can go to this site for the form. https://louisianabaptists.org/insurance

 

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Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
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