West Florida Baptist Association is a voluntary fellowship of Southern Baptist Churches in the Washington County area working together to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We assist in proclaiming the Gospel to the lost, discipling Christians, and ministering to the needs of our community in the name of Jesus Christ. Our purpose is to promote fellowship among the Churches and to encourage missionary and evangelism work in every Church of the Association. We also carry out community ministries throughout the Association that would not be possible by any one Church. We keep an open line of communication between the Churches and both the Florida and Southern Baptist Conventions.
We to provide assistance to our affiliated Churches for such things as local, national, and international mission opportunities, leadership training and evangelism, church polity issues, staff resume' assistance, event planning and any other needs as requested by our member churches. Jesus said, "In as much as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." (The Holy Bible, Matthew 25:40).
The Association exists to serve you. If we may be of service to you please contact us through the information listed under "Our Ministries". You are invited to explore our website for more information on our Churches and mission ministries. We also invite you to visit us at the Associational office located at 1641 Brickyard Road in Chipley, Florida (west of Chipley High School). Our Associational Missions Strategist will be glad to visit with you and answer any questions you may have.
When No One's Looking...Who are You?
“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.” (Psalm 34:8)
In Matthew chapter 5, the Lord Jesus Christ gives us beatitudes—attitudes that ought to be. Not platitudes—they’re attitudes that deal with Christian character. Really, they are a blueprint for happiness, a blueprint for your character. They’re foundation stones for building your home and your life. The beatitudes don’t say, “Blessed is what you have,” or “Blessed is what you do,” but “Blessed is what you are.” Your reputation is what others think about you, but character is what God knows about you.
Friend, all of us are going to die, and when you do, you'll leave behind all that you have and all that you've done. But you'll take with you all that you are. It's character that is so important. That's why it's more important to seek blessedness than happiness. It has well been said that a child rejoices in what he has, a youth rejoices in what he does, but an adult rejoices in what he is. The more mature you are as a Christian, the more you will rejoice, not in what you have or what you do, but in what you are through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you been finding your self-worth in what you have or in what you do? Confess it before the Lord and meditate on the attitudes you ought to have according to Matthew 5:3-11.