Category Archives: Baptist Associations

Syncing churches in ministry

Guest post by Kentucky Baptist Convention President Kevin Smith. As a pastor, I stand with the 3,500 Baptists in my local church. As president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, I stand with 750,000 Baptists in my state convention. Together we desire to see the Great Commission pursued in our commonwealth and beyond! No individual congregation […]

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Executive Director Report highlights from the May Mission Board Meeting

I am pleased to update you on our cooperative mission work, particularly as we look back over the past year. First and foremost, totals from the most recent Annual Church Profile give us much cause for celebration. In three key categories, KBC churches continued to see increases for a second straight year. Baptisms are up […]

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Giving credit where credit is due

We have just completed the compilation of the Annual Church Profiles submitted by Kentucky Baptist Convention churches for the most recent reporting year, and we have good news to share! Baptisms, church membership, and church financial receipts all increased over the prior reporting year. Churches reported a total of 14,223 baptisms. That’s up from 13,975 […]

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Part 3: Mission Board Report

The Bible says, “It is required of stewards that they be found faithful” (1 Cor 4:2). In an era of diminishing resources, when times are lean and money is scarce, our faithful stewardship of what the Lord has entrusted to us is more critical than ever. In his book The Great Evangelical Recession, John Dickerson sounds a […]

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300 Years of Baptist Associations

The third week of May on the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual calendar is designated as the Baptist Association Emphasis. Baptist associations in America have been around for more than 300 years, historically predating the SBC and state conventions. The relationship between the churches in Antioch and Jerusalem is, at a minimum, an example of an […]

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