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.
Why Do People Suffer?
“If there is a God, and that God is a good God, then why is there suffering?” “What kind of a God is it that has created evil?”
Ever heard those comments before? Ever made them yourself?
God did not create evil. God created perfection. God made man perfectly free. The freedom He granted man meant that he had to be free to choose to love. Then in order to choose to love, we must be able to choose not to love. This freedom of choice gave rise to evil, for man’s freedom meant he could make a wrong choice.
Which kind of love do you want from others? A forced love or free love? Which sounds better, “I love you” or “I have to love you”