Tell Me – Tell Someone Rally

“It’s not a Baptist thing. It’s a Jesus thing.”
Dr. Jim Futral of the Mississippi Baptist Association visited Webster County on Monday as part of a three-month tour around the state to encourage individuals, churches and communities to tell others about Jesus Christ with a special evangelism campaign.
Dr. Futral visited Walthall Baptist Church last week to highlight the special campaign with Webster County residents. Futral has been touring the state with his message of encouragement and evangelism since January. His tours will conclude at the end of March.
“What would happen if we started praying for the people God wanted us to pray for,” Futral said “being strategically sensitive to God’s leading about the people you would pray for. Asking God to work in the circumstances of their life.” Continue reading

Bible Club at the Lake set to reach children in the community

Backyard bible clubChildren throughout Webster County and the surrounding area are invited to a special Backyard Bible Club designed to connect children and families with local churches.

It all began when members of Cumberland Baptist Church took a mission trip to New York to work in the community where Harvest Bible Fellowship Church is located.

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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

4,482 shoeboxes collected in Webster County for Operation Christmas Child

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Volunteers at the Webster County Relay Center for Operation Christmas Child at First Baptist Church of Mathiston.

As of Sunday night, 4,482 lives will be impacted by the generosity of Webster County residents who are passionate about the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry.

Final count Sunday night showed 4,482 shoeboxes collected at the Webster County Relay Center at First Baptist Church of Mathiston, up from 3,700 shoeboxes in 2013. Continue reading

Webster Baptist Food Pantry helps with tornado relief effort

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K.A. and Bonita Perego load 1,500 pounds of food and supplies collected at the Webster County Baptist Association Food Pantry from Lollar’s Grove Baptist, Calvary Baptist and Fellowship Baptist Churches for Winston County tornado victims. Food and supplies were taken to the Mars Hill Volunteer First Department in Louisville. (Photo submitted)

Volunteers at the Webster County Baptist Association’s Food Pantry assisted in the Winston County tornado relief effort by delivering 1,500 pounds of food and supplies donated by local churches.

K.A. Perego, Food Pantry Volunteer Director, said following the April 28 tornado that hit Winston County and areas throughout the state, several local churches immediately began collecting supplies. Knowing first-hand the importance of providing food to people in need, food pantry volunteers offered to serve as a distribution point for food and supplies collected. The supplies were taken to Mars Hill Volunteer Fire Department in Winston County while disaster relief crews from the Webster Baptist Association were already in the Louisville area providing aid to storm victims. 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