May 13, 2022

What If Woolsey Baptist Church Wasn’t Here?

Inman May 22

One Christian leader in the Midwest asked a pointed question several years ago about the impact local churches have, or do not have, in their community. He asked, “If your church closed its doors and was taken out of your community, what difference would it make to the impacting of lostness?” (Anthony Jordan). Have you ever considered this question? What would south Fayette County and the surrounding area look like if Woolsey Baptist Church ceased to exist? Would our neighborhoods, schools, local government, families, parks, and sports leagues be different without Woolsey Baptist Church?

I hope our community in each of these areas would be different! I pray that Woolsey Baptist makes such an impact that, if it no longer existed, every one of these areas and more would suffer, not because this church is irreplaceable, but because of the way its members are striving for the welfare of the city (Jeremiah 29:7). Whether it is students in schools, families at the parks, students and adults at jobs, or members serving in volunteer positions at local organizations, I believe Woolsey Baptist Church is making a positive impact on the community!

I had the privilege of seeing this positive impact firsthand earlier this week at Inman Elementary School—a big thanks to Gary Cushing, Esben Kofed, and Walt Ivey for their hard work installing a deer fence for Inman’s garden club!

And a big thanks to each person among the Woolsey Baptist Church family who seeks to live and work and play in such a way that this community looks different for the good!

Anthony Jordan concludes his article with the following question: “If your church closed its doors and was taken out of your community, what difference would it make to the impacting of lostness?” Will you join me, in praying and working in such a way that we never tire of going and making disciples in our community!