Category Archives: Sunrise Children’s Services

Part 2: Mission Board Report

Today’s post is part two of my three part series based on the report I delivered to the KBC Mission Board at the May meeting. The changing culture creates greater challenges in some areas of our work than others. The drama surrounding Sunrise Children’s Services in 2013 is a perfect example. While Sunrise still has […]

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Time to ‘Shine’ for Sunrise

I am urging each of our 2,400 Kentucky Baptist churches to support a one-time special offering, Sunrise Children’s Services’ “Shine!” campaign! Just a few months ago, Sunrise was in the headlines. The agency’s former CEO proposed to its board of directors a change in hiring practices that was contrary to biblical principles. Kentucky expressed their […]

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Baptist Press: Interim Sunrise President Appointed

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (BP) — Dale Suttles, Sunrise Children’s Services’ eastern region advancement director, has been named interim president by the Baptist child care agency’s trustees. Click here to read a letter from Sunrise to Kentucky Baptist pastors. Suttles, who was appointed during a special called trustee meeting Nov. 26, joined the Sunrise staff in January […]

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Gospel Faithfulness

Philip Meade, pastor of Graefenburg Baptist Church in Waddy, recently published a challenging post on his blog: “Gospel Faithfulness and Orphans.” Meade’s premise is that true Gospel faithfulness demands Kentucky Baptists do more than uphold convictions related to Biblical sexuality; we must also be at least as passionate about figuring out how to continue to […]

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Courier-Journal Op-Ed: Baptist, gays and caring for children

I had the opportunity today to submit an op-ed piece to the Louisville Courier-Journal on the topic of the recent debate over hiring practices at Sunrise Children’s Services. The piece expands on an earlier post. Here’s the article as it appeared in the C-J: In reaction to trustees of Sunrise Children’s Services voting to maintain […]

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