Monthly Archives: November 2011

Great resource for churches planting churches!

Friend and former colleague, J.D. Payne, has made available his book, Leading Your Church in Church Planting: Taking the First Steps, as a FREE(!) download. As you have seen from my past blog posts, the need for established churches to invest in church planting is tremendous. If you are ready, here is the resource to […]

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Three Keys to a Viable Future for KBC

In my last post, I wrote about the rapid reorientation of religious denominations. While no one is exactly sure what the outcome will be, the fact that we are witnessing a dramatic transition in the traditional roles of denominations is generally unchallenged. The pressing question: What does all of this mean for the Kentucky Baptist […]

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Denominations Still Exist But Do They Matter?

Elton Trueblood first popularized the term “postdenominational” in 1967. In an article appearing in Christianity Today, Trueblood stated, “If we are truly conscious of what time it is, one of the chief facts we must know is that, so far as the Christian religion is concerned, we are in a post-denominational age.” Forty-four years have […]

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CP Decline May Have ‘Dramatic Impact’ on KBC

In this video, Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood delivers the Mission Board staff report to messengers attending the KBC’s annual meeting. The meeting was held Nov. 15, 2011, at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion in Florence, Ky. “Our mission field is growing,” Chitwood said, noting that Kentucky’s population has grown from 3.2 […]

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It’s Time to Light the Beacons

In this video, Dr. Paul Chitwood, executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, challenges Kentucky Baptists during the evening session of the KBC Annual Meeting held on Nov. 15, 2011, at Florence Baptist Church, Mt. Zion. He delivered this sermon minutes after he was encircled by pastors and directors of missions in a prayer of commissioning […]

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