Category Archives: Churches

10 Reasons to stop giving through the Cooperative Program…and why they’re wrong

As I near a quarter of a century of ministry in and to churches cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention, I can reflect upon countless conversations about the cooperative missions offering known as the Cooperative Program. In my role as a pastor, those conversations took place in budget committee meetings, missions committee meetings, in church hallways […]

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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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