Category Archives: Churches

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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Why does the Kentucky Baptist Convention still exist?

In my last article, I recounted the rich history of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the extensive role the KBC played in the history and development of the Southern Baptist Convention. While we are grateful for our history, why does the KBC still exist today? The KBC still exists today for the same reason it […]

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A prayer for our pastors

The Bible says, “Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life.” While the phrase “all days of his life” may not seem terribly significant, I contend it is remarkably significant. Staying committed and faithful in ministry, over the long haul, can be incredibly challenging. Year after year, studies indicate that the number of ministers […]

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