Upcoming opportunities for pastors

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Join other Kentucky Baptist churches and show appreciation for your pastor during the holiday season. God has blessed us with faithful, fearless men who love the Lord Jesus and His church. Two opportunities are coming up for churches to bless their pastors with times of retreat and learning.

First, registration is now open for the 2016 Shepherding event at www.kybaptist.org/shepherding. The Kentucky Baptist Convention and Baptist Health hope that Shepherding 2016 will bring a time of godly refreshment to ministry couples.

As in the past, we desire to bring couples together in a relaxed setting where they can experience renewal, strengthen relationships, and encounter God in worship. The conference begins Thursday, Jan. 28, with registration at 1:30 p.m., EST, and concludes Saturday, Jan. 30, before noon. Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot.

The registration fee covers only a portion of the costs associated with this event. As a means of blessing and encouraging our ministers, the remaining cost is provided by Baptist Health and by Kentucky Baptists’ gifts through the Cooperative Program.

Second, I will be hosting a Holy Land tour for any Kentucky Baptist who would like to join us, March 14-23, 2017 (more information found here). The tour would be a great learning opportunity for anyone, but especially for pastors. A church may want to consider sending its pastor or at least assisting him with the trip. The estimated total price is $3,869 per person, departing from Louisville, Ky. A $300 deposit (paid to Jerusalem Tours) will reserve a place.

Included in the estimated price are flights, hotels, touring, daily breakfast and dinner, four lunches, tips, airport taxes, and fuel charges (subject to change by the airline). Not included in the estimated price are optional travel insurance ($292), meals not noted on the itinerary, drinks, and items of personal nature.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen C. Rice, leader of the KBC’s Church Consulting & Revitalization Team, at (502) 489-3434 or [email protected], or call Jerusalem Tours at (888) 373-8687.

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