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The WSBC recently partnered with Job One to provide jobs for community members

The WSBC recently partnered with Job One to provide jobs for community members

Louisville, KY – According to the statement, the WSBC has partnered with a vocational placement program to provide jobs for community members. The Walnut Street Baptist Church has been heavily involved in serving its community over the years, offering food, financial assistance, and other services to people in the heart of Louisville. Running a food pantry, a clothing closet, and English as a second language classes are a few ministries that have been impacted by COVID restrictions and precautions.

The minister of community ministries at WSBC, Brad Willis, said:

“We saw a 500% increase in the amount of people we were serving right away. We’ve had to adapt.

A collaboration with Job One equipped WSBC to expand their ministry and meet new needs brought on by the pandemic. The November job fair took place outside in the church parking lot to allow for social distancing. Twenty-six employers were in attendance, including Kroger and several at-home care services in the area. Walgreens also administered flu shots. While five individuals got full-time job placements through the fair, Willis believes that the impact of the event surpassed meeting vocational needs.

The minister of community ministries at WSBC, Brad Willis, said:

“It created a lot of opportunities to build relationships and present the gospel to people and get bibles into people’s hands. God has opened so many doors to invest locally, but also invest globally by investing locally.”

For Willis and WSBC, the pandemic created a lot of uncertainty surrounding how their community ministries would continue to function. But God has been faithful and provided opportunities for them to sow gospel seeds. And sponsoring so many local ministries has allowed church members to serve according to their giftings.

The minister of community ministries at WSBC, Brad Willis, said:

“One of the blessings of having these different ministry opportunities during this time is it fills the various niches of people that are inside our congregation.”

Church members who aren’t comfortable being around people can write Christmas and encouragement cards, which will be distributed to the Louisville police department later in the year as a new outreach ministry. New volunteers are welcome, even if they are not members of Walnut Street Baptist Church.

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