Waller Baptist Church to look at spiritual method to racial reconciliation
Waller Baptist Church in Bossier City will be observing Racial Reconciliation Sunday on Feb. 10 during the morning service.
Senior Pastor Casey Hough said his message will explore the gospel and dissect what the Bible says about racial reconciliation within the church of Jesus Christ.
“We're not looking at skin color or economic status, but what God has done in your life. It's something we all have in common and is the basis of fellowship,” he said.
The purpose for observing Racial Reconciliation Sunday, Hough said, is to break the stigma of the southern baptist church.
“I want people to pass by our church and know they are welcome. It's not a white church or a black church. We are a church that believes in the scripture and will love them as God loves them,” he said.
Hough said the service is just a formal outline of the vision the church has had from the very beginning.
“Our mission as a church is to glorify God by reaching the world through the good news of Jesus Christ to obey his commands and fulfill his commissions,” he said. “Our vision is to be a Christ-centered, multi-ethnic, multi-generation community of believers that reflect the power of the gospel to the world around us.”
Hough said the church also values gospel transformed relationships, which he described as ones not built upon personal preference but ones that God has blessed through the gospel.
“If we claim to believe the gospel while also being judgmental, we're absolutely hypocrites,” he said. “Instead of it being built upon a white culture, black culture or hispanic culture, it should be built upon a Christ culture. God is the God of all people that love the desire for people to come to worship him.”
Hough said the doors will be open to everyone and hopes attendees will have a better love for all man upon leaving the service.
“If we had a more gospel centered idea of ourself, I believe we would all have a much bigger heart and love for other people because we could see ourselves as a person that Christ died for. We should all say God is good and we should all love one another to reflect what God has done for us.”
Service time is set for 10:45 a.m. at Waller Baptist Church is located at 456 Waller Ave. in Bossier City.
For more information, visit www.wallerbaptist.com or call 746 – 2462.