Mission Opportunities


Angel Tree

November 12-December 3

Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts to area children in need through  local agencies – Living Word Outreach, SafeHaven Women’s Shelter and Arlington Life Shelter. Angels are available from the Christmas tree in the welcome area at both campuses. Unwrapped gifts should be returned with your Angel attached no later than Dec 3rd.

Bill Glass –  Behind the Walls

Check back for more information about upcoming Behind the Walls events!

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: www.texasbaptistmen.org — 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:

  • http://texasbaptists.org/harvey-response shows the different ways churches and individuals can help.
  • http://texasbaptists.org/church2church 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 — volunteerhou.org
  • 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.

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; jrdjacobs@gmail.com; or Jerry Ritchie 817-473-1461; jerry.ritchie@walnutridge.cc


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



Find Out More


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