The Kentucky Baptist Foundation (KBF) helps educate a church's staff and lay leadership on effective ways to implement intentional legacy planning programs for church members. It is imperative that churches educate and encourage their members to see their financial stewardship more broadly than just the donation they place into the offering plate.
Clear Creek alumnus Mike Raftery (2017) is one of our newest Kentucky Baptist Convention church planters. He is the pastor of new church plant, Williamsburg Street Lighthouse in Whitley City. He has come a long way from the Bronx, N.Y.
It takes courage to do the Lord's work, and I know no greater peace and contentment than being in the center of God's will.
It's not just for kids anymore
Conducting Vacation Bible School for children during the summer months isn't all that "newsy." But how often do you hear about a VBS that is especially for senior adults? What a terrific ministry idea!
CYNTHIANA—The handful of members who gathered for worship Sunday night in Silas Baptist Church were thanking God that everybody was able to walk away after an accident nobody could have seen coming.
PRINCETON—Harold Lynn Greenfield, a former director of missions and former president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, passed away July 30 at his home in Caldwell County. He was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church.
MT. WASHINGTON—Mike Chisolm knew he needed help. He was deep into drugs and had been since he was a teenager. His marriage was in shambles. But, as what he describes as a backslidden believer, he knew the answers to his problems were found in his faith. So that's where he turned.
LOUISVILLE—This year, Westport Road Baptist Church in Louisville took a new approach to LifeWay's "Game On" VBS theme. They "took it to the streets" by providing six backyard Bible club-style VBS events in neighborhoods throughout Louisville.
Reaching the lost in Smith Mills
Appalachian church plant builds homestead as a sanctuary
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