Seminary president to speak at the Weekend of Encouragement


Iorg photo suitDr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and guest speaker for the Weekend of Encouragement set for March 20-22 said over the years, he has learned that a positive word can make all the difference.

“I started out in ministry with a more negative, judgmental attitude,” Iorg said. “While I still believe it is important to uphold biblical truth, I have learned to do so in a more positive way. I also have learned that most Christians – and many ministers – are struggling with the demands of daily life and a positive word makes all the difference.”

Iorg’s encouraging words will be the focus of the upcoming Weekend of Encouragement, sponsored by the Webster County Baptist Association. Continue reading

Weekend of Encouragement set for March 20-22


EncouragementOrganizers felt the biggest need in Webster County churches was encouragement.

As a follow-up to last year’s Discipleship Revival, the Webster County Baptist Association is hosting “A Weekend of Encouragement” — a county-wide revival over the course of one weekend to encourage those on a personal, a church-wide and county-wide level.

Services are set for 7 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Mantee Baptist Church with the theme: “How to Find Personal Encouragement;’ 7 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Eupora with the theme, “How to be an Encourager Within My Church;” and 7 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Mathiston with the theme, “Churches Encouraging Churches.” The guest speaker for the Weekend of Encouragement will be Dr. Jeff Iorg, president of Golden Gate Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco, Calif.

“I am looking forward eagerly to see what God is going to do during this weekend,” said Rev. Martin Jacks, director of missions for the Webster County Baptist Association. “God blessed us so much last year and people were excited about that event long after it had ended. God has some good things in store for Webster County.” Continue reading

Mission trip gave Easley an appreciation for home


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“Over The Water Charlie” shares his experience as a summer missionary to Grantham, England at Tuesday night’s Spring Meeting of the Webster County Associational Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) as part of the Annie Armstrong Week of Prayer.

The “mission field” was a rundown government apartment complex in Grantham, England. The children were filthy. They had very little parental guidance. They literally had nothing.

Charlie Easley join a group of 12 Mississippi State University students through the campus Baptist Student Union on a week-long mission trip last summer to make an impact for Christ on the lives of these children and their families. Easley shared his story as part of the Spring Meeting of the Webster County Baptist Association’s Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) at Walthall Baptist Church. The meeting was held in conjunction with the national Annie Armstrong North American Week of Prayer held March 1-7. Continue reading

Webster County group makes plans to help church plant in West Virginia


IMG_0522Mantee Baptist Church pastor, William Carpenter said “if people will commit to this mission, and ever go to Ritchie County, (W.Va.) they will fall in love with the place and its people.”

Next month, a team from Webster County will be traveling to West Virginia on June 21-28 to help grow the church plant they helped start in 2012.

Last Fall, Missionary Chris Barrow of Dawn’s Light Baptist Church made a return visit to First Baptist Church of Eupora and the Webster County Baptist Association to garner continued support and updates for a church planting project in Ritchie County, W. Va. The Webster County Baptist Association committed to a three-year partnership with Barrow, who is working in conjunction with the North American Mission Board to plant a Southern Baptist Church in this rural West Virginia community. Continue reading