Category Archives: Churches

Thoroughness, mindfulness & leading of God’s spirit are keys to filling ministry positions

The Kentucky Baptist Convention was created by churches, for churches, to help churches reach Kentucky and the world for Christ. One of the ways we help churches is by assisting them in times of pastor/staff transitions. A host of KBC staff members are equipped to train search committees and assist churches in various ways during […]

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What do new overtime regulations mean for churches?

Guest post by Jim Donnell, KBC Associate Executive Director for Convention Operations Questions abound regarding the recently released Department of Labor regulations for overtime pay. Here are answers to some of the more frequently asked questions on this important, albeit confusing topic. I keep hearing something about new overtime regulations. What is this all about? […]

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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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How the KBC protects against ‘vision leak’

Leaders talk often about the need to protect churches and organizations against “vision leak.” This could be described as the tendency to lose focus on the ultimate goal for which the organization exists. For example, I would argue that the local church ultimately exists to bring glory to God by making disciples of all peoples. […]

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