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The vision of Wayne Hills Baptist Church is to reach the Valley by growing true disciples of Jesus who will go into the world and make an impact for Christ


Phone Number: 540.943.2237


Wayne Hills Baptist Church exists to glorify God by leading people to CONNECT to God in worship, GROW in their walk with Christ together, SERVE one another in ministry, and GO into the world to share the Gospel

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O Volunteers, Where Art Thou?
November 23rd, 2022
Volunteers in the local church seem to be an endangered species. It is not as if this is a new problem, but is seems acute at this season in church ministry. The problem of staffing in businesses we observe is also echoed in non-profits and churches. I don’t have extensive qualitative data to prove my assumption. However, in early 2022, Christianity Today published an article about volunteer short...
It's a Wonderful Life (Ecclesiastes 1:1-3)
February 24th, 2021
The man behind the book of Ecclesiastes is one of the most intriguing in all of Scripture. He is a case study in one whose heart lost its heat for God throughout a lifetime. His life prompts me to ask, How do giants redwoods of the faith fall from grace? Recently, the Christian world was rocked with the scandal of Ravi Zachariah. His posthumous witness has all but eroded his character while tarrin...
The Before, During, and After of Listening Well to a Sermon
February 24th, 2021
If you listen to 40 years worth of sermons, you will have heard some 1600 Bible messages. I am assuming you will be attending an average of 40 Sunday mornings a year, and not 52, as few have perfect attendance. However, even if you attend 52 worship services a year, you will have sat through 2,080 sermons in 40 years. As the son of a Baptist preacher, I sat through many sermons as a child and yout...
The Burden of Pines and Pastors
February 24th, 2021
The snow and ice are falling on a row of heavy-laden pines that border my property and a busy road next to my home. The beauty is portrait quality in HD, and I cannot look away. My mind wanders to distant memories of building snow forts with my sister and rolling snowmen with my children. The ice and snow-draped trees are breath-taking in the morning light. I wonder, how can something so beautiful...
It’s a Meaning Meaningful Life (Part 1)
February 24th, 2021
Ecclesiastes: A Meaningful Book about Meaninglessness In his autobiographical book, A River Runs Through It, Norman Maclean, writes his story of he and his brother growing up as sons of a Methodist clergymen in Prohibition Era Missoula, Montana. The men of the family were all fly-fisherman. The story is of tragedy and happiness between the brothers and their parents. At the end of the book, which ...
Triage and Cooperation in the Local Church (Part II)
February 24th, 2021
Triage is a necessity in the medical world; it is a matter of life and death. In the world of theology, it can also mean spiritual or physical life and death too. In the last post on this topic, we considered the importance of fleshing out the brilliant statement by Rupert Meldinius in the 17th Century about church cooperation. He wrote, “In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all thi...
The Good Life: The Love of God and the Security of the Believer (Rom. 8:31-39)
February 24th, 2021
One of the stories that always captured me from the Bible is when Jesus and Peter walk on water together. It was a moment in time that both would never forget. As a child, I was spellbound when Jesus came walking out to the disciples on the stormy sea. My eyes widened as Peter asked Jesus if he could come out on the water and join them. The movement from tantalizing to terrifying did not take long...
Triage and Cooperation in the Local Church (Part I)
February 24th, 2021
In 1627, German Lutheran Theologian, Rupertus Meldenius, penned a tract on Christian Unity.  In it, he writes, "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity."[1] These words provide a framework for how believers can respond to one another when we disagree. Meldinius's words are a distant echo from the Scriptures, which call believers to maintain unity and not quarrel ove...
The Good Life and the Good Work of God: Part I
February 24th, 2021
Romans 8:28-30 (Part I) The word of God is full of paradoxes. Merriam Webster defines a paradox as "a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well-founded or truth." An example of this in the New Testament is when believers are told they must die to self to live for Christ (Gal. 2:20). In Rom. 8:28-30, there are at least t...
2021: A Year of Resilience
February 24th, 2021
The coming year will be a true test for our community of faith. As one of your pastors, I am convinced the word of the year must be "resilience". In his book, The Resilient Pastor: Ten Principles for Developing Pastoral Resilience, Mark A. Searby shares the biblical perspective on this word resilience. He writes, "The biblical term for resilience is 'perseverance' or 'patient endurance.' The activ...
The Good Life and the Good Work of God (Part II)
February 24th, 2021
In part 1 of this blog post, we examined why believers need assurance that all things will work together for good. Upon salvation through Christ, God removes condemnation, and we receive righteousness. However, Romans 8:27 tells us that suffering, weakness, and groaning still beset us on all sides, even though we have Jesus within us.  In Romans 8:28, Paul assures believers with an incredible prom...