Category Archives: Denominational Life

Kentucky Baptists have much to celebrate at this year’s annual meeting

The Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, coming up Nov. 15, is only two months away. I hope you are making plans to attend. The annual “KBC family reunion” is a time of celebration, when the people known as Kentucky Baptists will offer praise and thanksgiving for the ways God has chosen to use us this […]

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Southern Baptist polity & autonomy gets ‘perplexing’ when it comes to resolutions

The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis was a tremendous opportunity to celebrate all God is doing through our Cooperative Program-funded mission work and ministries to reach North America and the world for Christ. It was also a fascinating display of Baptist polity. The autonomy that exists at every level of […]

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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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Great days for Kentucky Baptists

It’s still a good day to be a Kentucky Baptist! We welcomed a new group of ministers to our state this week during our Get Acquainted Day event at your Baptist Building. As I was giving them updates on all that they are now a part of through the Cooperative Program giving of their churches, […]

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Southern Baptists moving from sinful past into a bright future

The ethnic diversity of the Southern Baptist Convention is rapidly growing. African American churches affiliating with the SBC and culturally diverse church plants account for most of this growth. According to the North American Mission Board, between 1998 and 2013, membership in mostly non-white churches increased by 116 percent. In 2014, more than 58 percent […]

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