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Mission Opportunities

Angel Tree

Over the next 2 weeks, WRBC will participate in Angel Tree. Angel Tree is a Christmas gifting program that allows our church body to provide gifts for children whose family cannot afford Christmas gifts. From November 18-December 9, we will be handing out paper Angels with a child’s age, gender and clothing sizes listed on it. This is an opportunity to pick up an Angel and purchase Christmas gifts for these children. Stop by the table in the lobby to select an Angel from the Angel Tree.

BIG FEED

Fall 2019

Every Fall, WRBC spends several Sundays collecting food that will be distributed to area food pantries as well as to families we meet on our Community Outreach service day. We have 9 area food pantries and all of them begin to run out of food as they approach the holiday season, when the need usually arises. Our church will do its part to assist these pantries in this way.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Bi-Annually 

Twice a year, WRBC mobilizes our congregation on a Sunday morning into the community to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

We have a number of service projects at various locations around the community. Here are some examples of the types of projects done for Community Outreach:

  • Yard work
  • Painting/Construction
  • Sorting items for the local food pantry
  • Visiting residents at local assisted living facilities
  • Assisting teachers with classroom projects

Check back for dates and information about our next Community Outreach Day.

CARTER BLOOD DRIVE

2 – 3 Times a Year

Several times each year, Carter Blood Care buses come to BOTH campuses to give our congregation the opportunity to donate blood. Through these donations, Carter Blood Care is able to save countless lives in our community. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also schedule a donation time before hand. We invite everyone to join us as we give a second chance at life to the people in our community.

To schedule a donation time, CLICK HERE. Appointments are not needed to donate.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Once a Year

Every year in October/November, Walnut Ridge participates in Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritans Purse that collects shoe boxes filled with gifts to send to children in need. These boxes provide joy to these children as well as bringing them hygiene products that they didn’t have access to before. With these boxes, Samaritans Purse is able to share the gospel with these children in a way they have never heard before.

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