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.
September 28, 2022
Upcoming Associational Events……….
Church Security Training at Bryceland will begin with supper, sandwiches, at 5:30 PM with seminar beginning at 6 PM. The seminar will provide an overview for churches wanting to establish a security program. Sept. 29th. RSVP so we can prepare food. Email email@example.com
Sept 29 Church Security Training, Bryceland Cristo es la Roca, 6-8 PM Deputy Skip Skapuva with the Bienville Sheriff Dept.
Oct 23 Bienville & Webster-Claiborne Combined Annual Meeting, Camp Harris 5:30 PM
Oct 27 January Bible Study, Camp Harris, 8:30-3, No cost to Webster-Claiborne & Bienville. If possible, email if you plan on attending.
Oct 28 Camp Harris Fish Fry
Nov 3 Total Church Makeover, Dr. Steve Horn, 6 PM Mission & Ministry Center.
Dec 2 Minister & Spouse Christmas Banquet, Camp Harris.
Other LBC events to be considered…….
Oct 3 SBC Convention Housing for New Orleans opens today
Nov 14 LBC Pastor Conference, Alexandria
Nov 15 LBC Annual Meeting, Calvary, Alexandria
Nov 20-21 YEC, Rapides Coliseum
Dec 4-11 Lottie Moon Week of Prayer
“It’s a New Day At Camp Harris”
At the Harris Board Meeting August 11, we elected the search committee to begin the process of selecting a new director. We covet your prayers for the Harris leaders as we begin this important process.
We reviewed our building renovations and our New Life Center Building Fund at our board meeting. Our combined goal, Concord Union Baptist Association and our area consisting of Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, is to raise $600,000. Our portion of that goal is $300,000. To date we have received $173,000 from all sources to the It’s a New Day Fund. We have paid out $163,000 on the first installment on the $200,000 (plus) roof. We have $11,000 remaining in the New Life Fund. We have a $50,000 loan approved with Gibsland Bank. The roof should be finished over the next few weeks.
I encourage every church in Bienville and Webster-Claiborne to consider our 1% challenge. If every church would give 1% of your budget to our project each year for 3 years, we would easily meet our $300,000 goal. Today about a 1/3 of our combined churches have committed to give. Many gave the full amount up front rather than monthly. As a result, we have raised about 1/3 of what we need to do all the renovations planned. We need you and your church to give generously. This is your camp. Would you please consider putting the Harris Baptist Camp New Life Center Fund in your budget or ask your members to periodically give through special offerings? We need every church in Bienville and Webster-Claiborne to give. Would you talk to your leadership about joining the other churches already giving to help us reach our goal?
The Camp Harris Board is requesting you to help us raise $600,000. Webster-Claiborne and Bienville’s share is $300,000. What can you do? You can lead your church to designate 1% of your undesignated receipts to the Camp Harris Building Fund “It’s a New Day at Camp Harris” for the next 3 years. Go to WCBcenter.com for updates. Together we can do this. Individuals can give, churches can give, businesses or organizations can give. Together we can give and build for a new day. Call me if you would like me to come talk with your church or finance committee.
Go to wcbcenter.com and click on It’s a New Day at Camp Harris or click on our e-blasts and newsletter tabs to read about the 1% Camp Harris Building Fund Plan.
Webster-Claiborne & Bienville
Missions and Ministry Center
Dr. Randy R. Hales, Director of Missions
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