Louisiana Baptist Convention President Waylon Bailey said now is the time to seize the moment. Issued by Bailey during the 2013 LBC Annual Meeting, the challenge was to reach the state with the gospel through the President's 2020 Commission. The seven-year strategy is aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of Louisiana Baptists reaching the state with the gospel. The meeting at the Alexandria Riverfront Center included music, inspiring messages and other business.
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Student-led prayer was the main focus on the final Wednesday in September. Whether they gathered in a group of two or as many as 400, the students’ mission was the same – pray for their families, friends, nation and school in the 23rd annual See You At The Pole.
The 2013 Louisiana Baptist Convention Evangelism Conference featured inspirational speakers, powerful testimonies, break-out seminars and high-energy music from Louisiana and other parts of the country.
Messengers to the 165th meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention were reminded that they were “the key” to what God is going to do during the next 200 years of ministry in the state. A brass key in the shape of the state of Louisiana was given to every person present Nov. 12 in the worship center at First Baptist Church, better known as “First West,” where John Avant is pastor. The meeting featured testimonies about what God is doing through Louisiana Baptists, inspiring music, prayer, fellowship and a call for Louisiana Baptists to continue ministry in the state where they have had a presence for 200 years.