Helpful advice from a regional consultant
Those attempting to discern if God is calling them into ministry may wrestle with a number of questions. Larry Purcell, one of seven KBC regional consultants, provides his perspective on some of those questions.
The Western Recorder that readers hold in their hands today will be a collector's item — the last one produced on a monthly basis — marking perhaps the most dramatic change in the publication's 195-year history.
We must also remember that we need more preachers to fill the pulpits of Kentucky Baptist churches and advance the mission of Christ in our state.
REACH 2021 will take on a truly global feel as the annual evangelism conference expands to become the REACH Evangelism & Missions Conference.
Book spawned from tragedy yields harvest of souls
Christians are often asked the question, "Why do bad things happen?" While believers do not have all the answers, one thing we do know is God is able to bring good out of the terrible things that happen in this world. One real life illustration of this is the story of Kentucky Baptist Pastor Walter Walker.
As churches consider what life and ministry will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic, many are rethinking their strategies in sharing the gospel. Some Kentucky Baptists are busy looking to shift their approach from being "property-centered to community-centered," according to Rob Patterson, Kentucky Baptist Convention evangelism team leader.
I started reading the Western Recorder on a regular basis as a young pastor. For me, it was something on which I could depend. As a pastor in far eastern Kentucky at the time, it introduced me to other Baptists around the state and to the work of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
For most of the past year, people are coping with abrupt, unexpected change. Exercise is something you can continue at home, even if you don't have access to any equipment. I want to give several workout suggestions. I want to remind you that caring for your body is caring for your soul. If you find yourself anxious and fixated on the latest news updates, do your mind a favor and work your body out.
A history of the Western Recorder
Celebrating the Western Recorder's history
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