Hurricane Harvey Response

Sunday, September 24, will be our last day for the Big Feed and other donations, but stay informed and actively engaged in making a difference in South Texas. Here are some opportunities:

There will be a Texas Baptist Men Disaster Relief training on Saturday, September 30 at Bethlehem Baptist Church (1188 W Broad St, Mansfield, TX 76063) from 9 AM until noon. Here’s how to register: — Click on Events. Find training and click on the one you want to attend. Also a background check must be submitted at that time. Cost is $40. Includes background fee ID badge and lanyard. 

Here are some other ways for you to serve and respond to Harvey:

  • shows the different ways churches and individuals can help.
  • shows the list of damaged churches and their needs. Churches can contact damaged churches directly to partner with them.
  • Mission Arlington is collecting goods for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Check out their website for more details.
  • LOVEFIRST Disaster Relief efforts in Houston, a ministry of Houston’s First Baptist Church, is another way you can help. Click here to visit their website.
  • Union Association provided this link as an option for service —
  • John Thielepape put together a document that is hard to top so we are including it here. Thanks, John, for your great work!
  • BOUNCE 2017 – Harvey Affected Areas — Bounce has revised their 2018 ministry schedule to assist in recovery efforts in Harvey affected areas. Click here for more information.
  • Tryon-Evergreen Association church message board related to disaster relief — click here to view
  • While many communities in Texas are still dealing with the impact of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma made landfall, causing significant issues for communities in Florida. The two hurricanes have caused millions of people to be displaced from their homes. Countless people have been affected by these unprecedented, catastrophic storms. Send Relief and our Southern Baptist Disaster Relief partners are responding to the needs of people impacted by both hurricanes. Please consider giving a gift to help with our relief efforts today. A gift of $50, $75 or $125 will help us provide crucial supplies to those affected by the storm. Thank you for your care and compassion during these difficult times.

Bill Glass –  Behind the Walls

November 3-4, 2017

Bill Glass Prison Ministry – Weekend of Champions
Recruiting volunteers for DFW ministry weekend Nov 3-4 visiting juvenile and adult facilities. Early registration through Sept 17; registration ends Oct 8. Visit for details and to register

Allies in Youth Development Banquet

September 24, 2017  5:30-8 PM

Register to attend Allied in Youth Development’s Annual Banquet where you’ll hear recent news, latest outcomes, and personal testimonies of ministry to orphans in Eastern Europe. Learn how you can become involved with this international ministry through prayer and resources.

For more information about the Color Their World Banquet, CLICK HERE

Big Feed

September 3, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Be a part of stocking our local pantries with nutritional food for those less fortunate and for the recipients of our Community Outreach Day. Let’s be God’s hands and feet in our community as we are “on mission” for Christ. Pick up a bag to fill at entry ways to our building and at the Well House. Return by September 24.

Community Outreach 2017 – Fall

October 22, 2017

Come be a part of this church wide event of serving those less fortunate in our community. 130 service projects to pick from. work with teams of 10 to 12 to complete your project that morning. The Community Outreach 2017 event allows us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community.

For more information about Community Outreach, CLICK HERE

El Salvador Mission Trip

Misson El Salvador

  • “Mission El Salvador” is a short term evangelism trip to Ahuachapan, El Salvador. Volunteers will assist leading Kids Clubs in local neighborhoods and schools. They’ll also take part in park evangelism. Another goal is to support the local churches by attending special services.
  • This mission trip hosted by retired Pastor and Walnut Ridge church member David Groves

Check back for information about future trips


Mission Mexico


This trip to Zaragoza, Mexico is designed for families and anyone interested in an international mission experience.

For Details contact: Jared Jacobs 817-915-7026;; or Jerry Ritchie 817-473-1461;


Missions at WRBC

Walnut Ridge Baptist Church is mission minded and wants to be actively engaged in living out the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20) and the greatest commandments (Matt 22:37-39) in our community and the world.  We endeavor to demonstrate our love for the Father in how we love others.  We are also compelled to share the Good News of Christ, both locally and abroad.  We believe that Acts 1:8 defines our strategy for applying the Great Commission when Jesus told his disciples “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the earth.” In that same way, members of the “Ridge” will work to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our local, regional, and national neighbors.

Change a Life- Change the World

WRBC exists to ignite a movement of “God fearing” people who engage their neighbors, the nations of the world and the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Jesus said, “Peace be with you!  As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.”  John 20: 21


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Love God, Love others, and Go tell!

As believers, the Bible calls us to Love God with all of our being and to love each other as ourselves.  Loving God will only occur with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit as we enter into a personal relationship with Him and strive to spend time with Him through Bible reading, study, and prayer.  Serving is an outward expression of that love.

Loving others is evidence of the real follower of God.  We are to see others through Jesus’ eyes and genuinely show compassion to them regardless of their circumstance or status.

Each of us has the responsibility to share with others the story of Jesus and His impact in our lives.  This should be on a daily and ongoing basis as we grow in our faith and in God’s character.

Transforming our world with God’s love… one life at a time.

Mission is the calling of every believer to love others and make disciples among all nations.  Being a disciple of Jesus Christ means that you are committed to go wherever He tells you to go and do whatever He tells you to do.  It means you evaluate your spiritual gifts, skills, and resources in light of how they can best be used to advance God’s mission.  That mission begins right here in our community and extends to the ends of the earth.

WRBC is supportive of many mission initiatives, both within the church and some in the community.  Support comes in different forms, such as through prayer, volunteerism, and through financial contributions.  We encourage all church members to be in prayer for WRBC mission efforts.  Likewise, we believe and encourage all church members to be active in fulfilling the Great Commission and the greatest commandments and to volunteer to participate in the mission efforts God is calling them to.

Active church members may request financial support, in writing, for any WRBC mission initiative or other mission effort they would like to participate, as long as the mission activity is consistent with the beliefs of WRBC.  This request shall be sent to the mission coordinator at least 90 days prior to the activity.  With the approval of the mission committee or the Senior Pastor, WRBC will financially support these requests at a level of at least 10% of the overall expense to the participant and as the WRBC budget allows.  Non-church members and non-active church members will not generally be supported financially, unless special circumstances exist.  The pastor has full and final discretion in mission funding matters.

Interested in Being a Part of Missions at WRBC?

Contact the Missions Ministry to find out more!

Jerry Ritchie, Missions Director
CLICK HERE to send Jerry an email

Sarah Eslick, Missions Assistant
CLICK HERE to send Sarah an email