The Apostle Paul reminds in Ephesians that the Lord “gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (4:11-12).” To fulfill our commitment to “help churches reach Kentucky and the world for Christ,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention desires to help equip those who are equipping the saints.
During the month of September, the KBC EQUIP TOUR is coming to a town near you! The EQUIP TOUR could be described as a mini-Super Saturday. The goal of the tour is to provide helpful, practical training that will equip believers to serve their KBC churches with confidence and with excellence.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., we will provide training at eight different locations (listed below). There should be at least one EQUIP TOUR stop within an hour’s drive of most every church in Kentucky.
- Sept. 8 at Heartland Worship Center in Paducah
- Sept. 9 at First Baptist Church in Madisonville
- Sept. 15 at Allen Baptist Church in Prestonsburg
- Sept. 16 at Beacon Hill Baptist Church in Somerset
- Sept. 22 at First Baptist Church of Grayson
- Sept. 23 at Williamstown Baptist Church in Williamstown
- Sept. 29 at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown
- Sept. 30 at Glasgow Baptist Church in Glasgow
Training will be provided in the following areas:
- Preschool/Children’s Ministry
- Sunday School
- Youth Ministry
A special session highlighting how your church can become a champion of children in need through foster parenting will be offered at all events as well. In partnership with Sunrise Children’s Services, Michelle Chitwood and Tera Melber will be presenting “The Sunrise Challenge.” With as many as 300 children on any given night in Kentucky not having a place to stay, we are praying that every KBC church will accept the challenge to find at least one family in their church willing to be trained as foster parents. A breakout session will provide information to help churches understand the needs and opportunities of foster parenting through Sunrise.
For more information, call the Church Consulting and Revitalization Team at (502) 489-3571 or toll-free in Kentucky (866) 489-3571, or send an email to [email protected]