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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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April 13, 2021

We are gradually beginning to meet face to face again to plan and work together to carry on our Associational ministries.

1. We are meeting regularly with our Camp Harris leadership to plan for our summer camping season. We are also meeting with an executive team of the Harris Board to plan how to carry our camp forward into the future. We sustained damage during past storms and have some major infrastructure needs to address. As a result we have been meeting almost weekly to plan. Please pray for us as we make critical plans. We need you to begin praying now to see if your church may be able to help financially by increasing your gifts to help Harris.

2. Go to BWC Youth Network Facebook to keep up with Associational Youth Leadership Plans and Activities. (BWC Youth Network is composed of any churches within Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations.) Harry’O Brown is doing an excellent job coordinating our churches’ youth leaders to impact the young people in our area. We had our first planning since Covid, April 12, at the Mission Center with 15 youth directors and leaders in attendance. We will have our first event on April 25 at Camp Harris with a Fish Fry, fun activities, and a time of spiritual reflection. Bring your youth and respond to the BWC Youth Network Facebook site or to missioncenter@gmail.com if you have questions or plan on attending. The next day, April 26, the BWC Youth Leaders (youth directors and leaders from all our churches) are invited to join us at the Mission Center to evaluate our Harris event and to nail down future plans. Sign in on the BWC Youth Network page to get updates on time and other logistics. Harry’O just updated the site.

3. May 1 the Bienville Baptist Pastors and Executive Board will meet for breakfast at 8 am at PineGrove. This is the first meeting since Covid, so come and enjoy the fellowship and catch up on all that is going on among our churches. We will pass out reports, but more than anything, this will be a time to minister to each other and renew fellowship.

4. Webster-Claiborne Pastor Conference and Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for May 10, 6:30 PM at the Minden Mission and Ministry Center. Since this is our first meeting since Covid, I hope you will be able to attend. We will have a time to consider reports and business but mainly we are meeting to renew fellowship and pray for each other. A meal will be provided.

Continue to view the LouisianaBaptists.org website often. You will find many conferences and events that you can attend either in person or on line. Also, see our latest updates and newsletter at our site WCBcenter.com.

Finally, Jeanne will be having surgery and will be out of the office for the next 2-3 weeks. Please pray for her. Because of this, there may not be anyone in the office during the week. You can always contact me at 518-8297 by text or voice.

Blessings on you and your church,
Bro. Randy

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

 

 

 

April 7, 2021

Youth Ministry Teams, This is an exciting time for Bienville and Webster-Claiborne Baptist Associations, we are going to embark on some Youth ministry that is much more impacting than what we have been doing, because we are going to do it together. You, Me, and everyone else in Youth Ministry in our associations are going to team up and get some really cool things accomplished in Jesus Name. Monday, April 12th… @6pm we are going to take over the Mission Center in Minden and put our heads together. A meal will be provided, and if need be maybe Randy can get the game on in the background… (if that is what is holding you back). I need you all to be there, because I want to hear your ideas and vision for changing the game in Youth ministry for our associations. This meeting is the first step to that change. We will be planning some big things that will stretch across our associations and Parishes so please attend if at all possible. I need to know who is going to be a part of this team. If you have an extreme emergency that keeps you from the meeting, but would like to be involved in future planning, please let me know at harryo.2237@gmail.com. I am so Excited about what God has planned for us this year. See you at 6pm on Monday!!  
       
RSVP so when can have enough food prepared 318-518-8297

Bro Harry’O / Your Associational Youth Ministry Strategist

 

Bringing God’s Men and Women Together for A Greater Purpose!!!

We have updated our newsletter. Go to wcbcenter.com and click on the newsletter tab.  www.wcbcenter.com/2021/2021-04.html

One item of interest is the Bienville Pastors Prayer Breakfast and Executive Board Meeting at Pine Grove May 1st at 8AM.

Blessings,
Bro. Randy

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

 

 

March 17, 2021

Minister Retiree Luncheon will be meeting at 11:30, FBC Minden on Thursday, March 25th. Jonathan & Bethany Sharp, Missionaries to Portugal, will be the guest speakers.

Antioch Baptist Church will be having a Good Friday Revival on April 2. Text 318-505-5954 to RSVP or get more info.

Pastor Steve Palmer of New Ramah, Castor invites you to Revival on April 15-18 with Sam Moore Evangelist and Macky Willis Family music. Evening services will be at 6:30 PM nightly. Everyone is welcomed.

Ron Thompson, DOM at Red River Baptist Association, invites anyone wanting to certify for Disaster Relief Ministries to join them at Clara Springs Camp April, 23-24. If interested call me and I will send you a schedule.

Louisiana Baptist Convention is offering several spring training and mission events. Visit the LouisianaBaptists.org site often to take advantage of these. Their first partnership training is called Transitions. This is an online event March 25-26. To see a complete list of key note speakers go to https://www.baptisteducators.org/. A free conference.

Discount Code: LOUISIANA
REGISTRATION LINK: https://churchteams.com/m/Register.asp?a=S0h3U3hLbzBwMVE9
(If you’ve already registered, invite a friend!)

Remember Annie Armstrong Mission offering during the Easter season. Your gifts to “Home Missions” are needed to start new churches in strategic cities across North America.    AnnieArmstrong.com.

You can contact us at 318-377-3005, email to missioncenter@gmail.com, or text Bro. Randy at 318-518-8297. Also, see our most recent newsletter at www.wcbcenter.com.

Bro. Randy

 

Additional Thoughts

We are beginning to plan some events.   Camp Harris is making plans for the summer.   Harry Brown at Ringgold is talking about reviving our Associational youth events,   Louisianabaptists.org has several events... men and boys events, children events, etc.... also see our newsletter at WCBcenter.com for RA ad.   Call me at the office and we can explore some ideas.

Bro. Randy


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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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