Category Archives: Family

Unprepared & scared: Lessons learned after 24 Halloweens

I was called to the pastorate of Southfork Baptist Church in Owen County on Halloween in 1993. I was a newly married, second year seminary student with a clear sense that it was time I move from supply preacher to undershepherd. As Michelle and I drove back to the Louisville after the evening service, we […]

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Open Hearts/Open Homes – Foster Care & Adoption Initiative

Guest post from Tom Troth, KBC Legislative Agent: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STUDY GROUP ON ADOPTION On March 10, 2017, Governor Bevin and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services held “A Summit to Save Our Children” in Frankfort. The summit was Governor’s official expression of his ongoing commitment to streamline the Foster Care/Adoption process in […]

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The post I never had the courage to write

My family tree is diseased. Like every family tree in humanity, my family tree is diseased by sin. Sins take many forms and the overarching consequence of sin, which is death, besets us in various ways. Death has visited my family quite frequently in the form of cancer. Thankfully, due to God’s grace in His […]

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Ideas for Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. If you are reading this article, you probably have a pastor. How can you express your appreciation to him for all he does to shepherd God’s flock? Let me offer two suggestions. First, consider sending your pastor and his wife to Shepherding 2017. Registration is now open for this event […]

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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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