Mission Opportunities


APRIL 22, 2018

We will gather, not for traditional Sunday services, but in outreach teams all across the community to participate in almost 90 community service projects including:

  • MISD Bus Barn & campus projects
  • yard maintenance & repairs for widows and senior citizens
  • food pantry & other non-profits
  • visiting assisted living & memory care centers
  • washing ambulances & fire trucks for the MFD, trash removal
  • yardwork & tree trimming.

Sign up to serve on a team on Sunday mornings in the lobby at both campuses!

For more information about Community Outreach 2018, click here!


Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

In the late 1800’s women were not expected to be leaders, to speak up, to be visionaries…Annie Armstrong was never concerned with what the world expected. Traveling throughout the U.S., Annie encouraged missionaries and challenged churches to give and support missions. She and the SBC women led out in transforming funding for missions helping to secure the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board) and Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) in taking the gospel around the globe. Annie died on December 20, 1938 in Baltimore, but her legacy and heart for missions lives on. Today, over $1 billion has been given through the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®.

All funds—100 percent—support the North American Mission Board’s Send Network church planting missionaries and Send Relief compassion missionaries throughout the U.S., Canada and their territories. With committed support from SBC churches and individuals, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering will continue to fulfill God’s mission of showing His love through action.


Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Starting in 1888, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering was established to empower the international missions efforts for Southern Baptists. After more than a century, the annual offering continues its steady growth. The National Goal this year is $160 Million. Your giving enables missionaries to be sent to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. Special offering envelopes are placed in the seat pockets in the Sanctuary.

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