Youth Missions Weekend 2017
Mar
24
Mar 26

Youth Missions Weekend 2017

  • Georgetown College
Eventbrite - 2017 CBF Kentucky Youth Missions Weekend

 

 

CBF Kentucky Youth Missions Weekend is a weekend retreat for church youth groups.  Held at Georgetown College March 24-26, 2017, CBF Kentucky Youth Missions Weekend gives students opportunities for fellowship, worship, and mission work.  

What do you get with registration?

  • 4 meals
  • worship leadership and support staff
  • Bible study and mission sites supplies
  • Youth Missions Weekend t-shirt
  • Hotel lodging at Motel 6, Georgetown

Cost of registration is $50 per person, due by March 15, 2017. A reduced rate for those who don't need lodging is $25 per person. You may pay online by credit card or by check.

Activities will be scheduled Friday evening through Sunday morning. Groups will be encouraged to attend worship at a church of their choice. Contact Rhonda Blevins for more information, and view the group leader info pak below.

 

 


Shift Learning Experience
Oct
21
Oct 22

Shift Learning Experience

  • St. Matthews Baptist Church
Eventbrite - SHIFT Learning Experience

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: OCTOBER 13, 2016

A learning experience for lay leadership teams, clergy, and church staffs, sponsored by CBF Kentucky at St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky.

Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church: Shift describes three major 21st Century movements in congregations, which are relevant and pertinent to the world in which we find ourselves: 1) Membership Culture to Discipleship Culture, 2) Consumer Church to Sacred Partnering, and 3) Attractional Church to Missional Church.

The shifts happening in culture, to which God's church is proactively responding, are growing clear. Now we can describe major responses - healthy, proactive, faithful, courageous responses - all of which are encouraging for God's church.

Each segment of the Shift Learning Experience includes opportunities for learning, personal reflection, and dialogue. Shift is an interactional learning experience consisting of presentation, videos, individual reflection, small group dialogue, and large group interaction.

Course Instructor
Mark Tidsworth is the founder and president of Pinnacle Leadership Associates, a growing source of high quality training experiences for clergy and church staff. Tidsworth has been actively engaged in providing training for clergy and church staff since 2001. Mark's experiences along the way include: pastor, new church developer, interim pastor, therapist (with a couple of licenses), trained leadership coach, trained congregational consultant, Certified Peoplemap Trainer, and Emotional Intelligence Trainer. Now Mark focuses on leadership coaching, training, and consulting with clergy, church staffs, and congregations. Mark is the author of Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church and co-author of Disciple Development Coaching: Christian Formation for the 21st Century.

Schedule

Friday, October 21
5:30pm-6:45pm Registration
6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner (optional)
7:00pm-9:00pm Session I
9:00pm-? Dessert Fellowship

Saturday, October 22
8:30am-9:00am Donuts & Coffee
9:00am-11:30am Session II
11:30am-12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm-2:00pm Session III

 

Repairers of the Breach Revival
Oct
4
6:30 pm18:30

Repairers of the Breach Revival

Click here to learn more about the Repairers of the Breach revival tour featuring Rev. Dr. William Barber, Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Sister Simone Campbell, and Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon.

KBF/EEAM 10 Year Anniversary Trip
Sep
29
Oct 9

KBF/EEAM 10 Year Anniversary Trip

Eventbrite - 2016 KBF/EEAM 10 Year Celebration Trip

2016 marks 10 years of partnership with EEAM churches in Morocco!

Our trip will focus on celebrating the partnership.  We will also have the opportunity to help train the teachers within the church.  Our goal is to provide learning opportunities for those in leadership within the EEAM churches.  

The total cost of the trip is $2,100.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due by June 15th.  Final payment may be made by check with a note in the memo of 'Morocco 2016 trip' or via paypal at http://www.kybf.org/donate

Contact Kristin for more information.

Sep
25
4:30 pm16:30

Relay for Africa

Relay for Africa 2016

10 MILE RELAY RUN/WALK FOR AFRICA

(Four legs of 2.5 miles each)

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Millennium Park at the picnic pavilion

Danville, KY

Benefitting African Refugee Ministry in Morocco

Cookout, Kids’ Games, Awards, Walkers & Runners

Hosted by: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church and

 CBF Kentucky 

Questions?:

Contact Keith Stillwell (859-236-3565)
keith@lexingtonavenue.org

Extreme Build XI
Jun
12
Jun 18

Extreme Build XI

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED
Contact Rhonda Blevins, rhonda@kybf.org, or call 502-426-1931 if you plan to join us!

Join us for Extreme Build XI in McCreary County, Kentucky! 

EXTREME BUILD XI RECIPIENTS
Esther McCartt and Geneva Yancey are cousins who were raised like sisters. Geneva’s parents bought property in McCreary County when she was an infant. When Esther’s father passed away, she and her mother moved into the Yancey home to be closer to family. Esther and Geneva have been together ever since. Geneva worked in Somerset as an LPN for years, and eventually purchased the family homestead from her siblings in 2010. She and Esther have lived there since. On a December Wednesday in 2012, as the two were getting ready to go to church, the house caught fire and significant damage to the home was sustained. Before Extreme Build XI, the old family home will be demolished, thanks to a generous grant. Then we will come alongside Esther and Geneva to build a new house. Make plans now to participate in Extreme Build XI, June 12-18, 2016.

 

Children's Ministry Workshop
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

Children's Ministry Workshop

  • First Baptist Church
Eventbrite - Children's Ministry Workshop

 

 

Children's workers are invited to attend an introductory session of Godly Play.  Lois Howard, accredited trainer through Godly Play Foundation will lead the training from 9:00am - 1:00pm.  Lunch (included in registration) and discussion about how to implement Godly Play will follow the training from 1:00-2:00pm.

"Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond."  For more information, click here.

Contact Kristin for more information.

KBF Spring Gathering, Campbellsville University
Apr
22
Apr 23

KBF Spring Gathering, Campbellsville University

Eventbrite - 2016 KBF Spring Gathering

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Join friends from Kentucky Baptist Fellowship at Campbellsville University as we celebrate 25 years of being a Fellowship, April 22-23, 2016. The theme for this year’s Spring Gathering celebrates our common purpose: “Living as Covenant Community.”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Our keynote presenter for this gathering is Rev. Karen Thomas Smith, chaplain at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco and president of the Protestant Church of Morocco (EEAM).

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • “Responding to the Refugee Crisis” panel discussion with Steve Clark, Annette Ellard, Alix Davidson Keller, and Karen Thomas
  • “What’s Up with CBF Global Missions?” led by Steven Porter, CBF Global Missions Coordinator
  • “EmpowerWest: What We’re Learning” with Jason Crosby, Kevin Cosby, Joe Phelps and others
  • “Fighting Predatory Lending” led by Sharon Felton, CBF Advocacy Specialist
  • “Human Trafficking: What We Need to Know” by Candace Hansford, associate professor at Campbellsville University
  • Academy of Preachers Festival
  • "But we already have women _________, what’s next? Creating a culture of support in your congregation" sponsored by Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry, Emily Holladay and Alix Davidson Keller, co-conveners

FRIDAY SESSIONS: TWO TRACKS

  • “Reclaiming Evangelism for the 21st Century” led by Steven Porter, CBF Global Missions Coordinator, challenges church leaders and missions teams to think beyond charity to capacity-building engagement in their communities and beyond.
  • “Human Trafficking and the Christian Response” led by Candace Hansford, associate professor at Campbellsville University, offersnetworking and continuing education for chaplains and pastoral counselors. (3 CEU’s)

Friday Sessions begin with a Fellowship Luncheon at 12:00. The workshops begin at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Registration and a $10 fee are required for the Friday Sessions.  

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 22

  • 12:00 - Lunch (reservation required)
  • 1:30 - Workshops (see above)
  • 5:30 - BSK Banquet (contact BSK for reservations)
  • 7:00 - Business Session
  • 7:45 - Worship
  • 9:00 - Fellowship

Saturday, April 23

  • 8:30 - Refreshments & Young Pastor's Breakfast
  • 9:30 - Breakout Session #1
  • 10:30 - Breakout Session #2
  • 11:30 - Worship

ACCOMODATIONS

For your convenience, KBF has set up room blocks in two hotels. The rooms are available by request under the name "Kentucky Baptist Fellowship" at a reduced rate. 

  • Holiday Inn Express, 270-465-2727, reserve by March 20, $109.99.
  • Best Western, 270-465-7001, reserve by April 8, $99.99.

CHILDCARE

Childcare will be available Friday, April 22, 7pm-9pm, and Saturday April 23, 8:30am-12:30pm. Reservations required. Email: rhonda@kybf.org.

 

Youth Missions Weekend
Apr
15
Apr 17

Youth Missions Weekend

Eventbrite - 2016 KBF Youth Missions Weekend

KBF Youth Missions Weekend is a weekend retreat for church youth groups.  Held at Broadway Baptist April 15-17, KBF Youth Missions Weekend gives students opportunities for fellowship, worship, and mission work.  

What do you get with registration?

  • 4 meals
  • KBF worship leadership and support staff
  • Bible study and mission sites supplies
  • 2015 KBF Youth Missions Weekend t-shirt & water bottle

In order to register, a $15 deposit must be received for each participant.  All deposits are refundable up to March 25, 2016.  After that date, any cancellations are forfeited and the $15 deposit is owed to KBF regardless of participation.  The entire $35 registration fee for all registered participants is due to KBF no later than April 10, 2016.  You may pay KBF online by credit card or by check.

In order to keep prices resonable, we will be sleeping at the church.  There will be scheduled events through Saturday evening.  Groups will be encouraged to attend worship at a church in Louisville. Contact Kristin for more information.

Young Adult Retreat
Mar
18
Mar 19

Young Adult Retreat

Eventbrite - KBF Young Baptist Retreat

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship is holding a retreat for young adults in Louisville. Led by Devita Parnell, CBF Young Baptist Ecosystem Manager, the retreat will be a time of spiritual renewal and a chance to discover who you were created to be. Post-college age through forty years old are encouraged to attend.  Retreat Cost: $15. Hotel reservations can be made at the Breckinridge Inn, (502) 456-5050, rate of $72.95 for the night.  Tell the hotel you are with the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. Retreat Location: Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40207.

If you have any questions, please email Kristin.

Feb
29
7:00 pm19:00

Race, Slavery, and a Way Forward

Join the EmpowerWest Coalition for a Community Dialogue on
Race, Slavery, and A Way Forward

featuring Edward Baptist,
author of The Half Has Never Been Told

Monday, February 29, 7:00 p.m.
at Highland Baptist Church

Secure reservations here

All citizens of Louisville are asked to read the book during Black History month and come join together in a public reflection. The Half Has Never Been Told is a brave exploration of America’s history of slavery—a history which continue to reverberate in our shared culture today. Slavery affected, and continues to affect, everything. Seen from the seemingly safe distance of 150 years, readers are led to the edge of honest conversation, repentance, and resolve to change structures of racism still entrenched firmly in American culture—our only hope of substantive, equitable change, which Christians call the Kingdom of God.

Feb
10
1:30 pm13:30

Race, Slavery, and a Way Forward

Join the EmpowerWest Coalition for a Dialogue on Race, Slavery, and A Way Forward
featuring Edward Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told

Monday, February 29, 7:00 p.m.
at Highland Baptist Church

Secure reservations here

All citizens of Louisville are asked to read the book during Black History month and come join together in a public reflection. The Half Has Never Been Told is a brave exploration of America’s history of slavery—a history which continue to reverberate in our shared culture today. Slavery affected, and continues to affect, everything. Seen from the seemingly safe distance of 150 years, readers are led to the edge of honest conversation, repentance, and resolve to change structures of racism still entrenched firmly in American culture—our only hope of substantive, equitable change, which Christians call the Kingdom of God.

Jan
15
6:00 pm18:00

EmpowerWest Workshop

What's Next for EmpowerWest? Come join us at St. Stephen Church in Louisville for conversation and small group discussions for the following topics: Justice & Advocacy, Interracial Relations, Community Development, Partnership Development, Education, Events, and Business Development.

Dec
1
12:00 am00:00

#GivingTuesday

One Day of Giving.
   One Year of Growing.
      It's that simple.

On December 1, 2015, KBF is holding it's first ever #GivingTuesday event in order to grow our ministries in 2016. Monies and pledges received that day will support four exciting new initiatives currently not included in the budget:

  • Building a Young Baptist Ecosystem, including holding a young adult retreat and launching a young adult network.
  • Resourcing Churches through holding a childrens' ministry training event and a fall seminar for clergy and church leaders.
  • Growing the Empower West Louisville initiative through engaging Student.Go interns through Simmons College and sponsoring workshops, summits, and an interracial MLK service featuring Walter Bruggemann.
  • Supporting a Church Plant in Northern Kentucky.

Here's how it works:

  1. Pray about a #GivingTuesday gift over and above your annual KBF contribution.
  2. Prompt your church leaders to consider a #GivingTuesday gift over and above regular KBF contributions.
  3. Provide your gift or pledge on #GivingTuesday through online giving, e-mail, or by calling 502-381-2229.
  4. Participate on December 1 by following our progress on Twitter and Facebook.
  5. Party with the KBF staff at 5 stops throughout the Commonwealth: breakfast in Owensboro, lunch in Elizabethtown, coffee in London, dinner in Lexington, and the after party in Louisville

Your gift of $10 or more will make a difference for KBF's future on #GivingTuesday!

50 Friends @ $10
40 Friends @ $25
30 Friends @ $50
20 Friends @ $100
10 Friends @ $200
3 Churches @ $1,000
5 Churches @ $3,000

GOAL = $25,000

One Day of Giving. 
One Year of Growing.
It's that simple.

 

 

Nov
15
2:00 pm14:00

Ordination of Kristin Belcher

By the Grace of God
and through the
Laying on of Hands

the servant of God

Kristin Louise Belcher

will be

Ordained to the Gospel Ministry


November 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.


First Baptist Church
201 St. Clair Street
Frankfort, Kentucky

Sep
27
4:30 pm16:30

Relay for Africa

Join Lexington Avenue Baptist Church for the Relay for Africa, a 10 mile relay run/walk to benefit the ministry among African refugees in Morocco. Held in Millennium Park, the four legs of the race will be 2.5 miles each. There will be a cookout, kids' games, awards & prizes. If you have questions, contact Keith Stillwell at 859-236-3565 or keith@lexingtonavenue.org. Want to learn more? Check out their Facebook page or the Relay for Africa website

Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

Empower West: Urban/Suburban Church Leadership Summit

Dr. Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons College and pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville, invites you to St. Stephen on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 pm as he continues a discussion with other Louisville faith leaders around racial reconciliation and West End development. Among the faith leaders in attendance will be: Chris Sanders, recent KBF Interim Coordinator; Chris Caldwell, pastor of Broadway Baptist; Jason Crosby, pastor of Crescent Hill Baptist; Joe Phelps, pastor of Highland Baptist; and Rhonda Blevins, KBF Coordinator. Representatives from other churches and denominations will be present as well. Following the corporate dialogue, a marketplace will be open to shop from local vendors and meet new friends. Watch for more details in the days ahead, and plan now to be a part of this exciting dialogue!

Jun
3
Jun 13

Extreme Build 10th Anniversary

Extreme Build 2015 - "A Miracle of Partnerships"

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/extreme-build-2015-registration-15807539777

Registration fees* for 2015:
$25 per person/per day - 4 days or more on site, registration fee is $100 per person (total)

~PRE-BUILD TEAM: $50 if working pre-build only, $100 if working pre-build and Extreme Build week

*Fee includes donation towards house, meals, t-shirt, and incidentals.  You are responsible for making your own motel accomodations in McCreary County (options are listed below). 

2014 Schedule for Extreme Build
Wednesday, June 3 - Friday, June 5, 2015:
 Pre-build (by invitation only, contact Sharon Davis at gdavis3@bellsouth.net for more information)

Saturday, June 6, 2015: McCreary County Community Build Day (members of the county are encourage to work with Extreme Build volunteers)

Sunday, June 7, 2015: Registration, Pizza Party, and Newcomers orientation (held at First Baptist Church Whitley City, 20 W Williamsburg St, Whitley City, KY 42653

Monday, June 8 - Friday, June 12, 2015: Extreme Build Week

Saturday, June 13, 2015: Dedication Day & 10 Anniversary Celebration

Daily Schedule For Extreme Build Week
(Subject To Change closer to build) 

6:00AM -  Breakfast (FBC Whitley City)
6:40AM - Shuttle service begins to Extreme Build construction site
7:00AM - Morning devotion, prayer, announcements (on site)
7:15AM - Work begins
12:00PM - Lunch served on site
1:00PM - Work Continues for afternoon
5:30PM - Site work wraps up, final shuttle leaves for church
6:15PM - Dinner* (FBC Whitley City)
6:45PM - Evening Awards & Fun (FBC Whitley City) 
*Wednesday Evening Dinner is not provided, please visit local restaurants 

McCreary County Lodging Information Listed Below: (inquire about a low-cost lodging spot at FBC Whitley City's Mission House by emailing laura@kybf.org)

Parkland Motel
1950 US 27
Stearns, KY 42647
606-376-5046

Big South Fork Motor Lodge
136 Bruce Street
Stearns, KY 42647
606-376-8012

Executive Southfork Inn
1116 N. Hwy 27
Whitley City, KY 42653
606-376-3780 

Apr
24
Apr 25

2015 KBF Spring Gathering

Join us for our annual Spring Gathering, April 24-25, 2015, at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville, KY!

When: April 24-25, 2015
Where: Lexington Avenue Baptist, Danville
Speaker: Steven Porter, CBF Global Missions Coordinator
Hotel: Hampton Inn, Danville. Click here to make online reservations for a discounted KBF rate! 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-kbf-spring-gathering-registration-15202832080

See the 2015 Spring Gathering Program Book here: 

WHY SHOULD I COME?

  • Network with friends and colleagues
  • Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Annual Banquet 
  • Worship on Friday and Saturday
  • Breakouts for pastors, associates, and laity on Saturday
  • REGISTRATION IS FREE!

Breakout Sessions: 

*CBF New Church Start Initiative - Andy Hale, CBF

*Connect*Serve*Transform* - Scarlette Jasper, CBF Field Personnel

*Empowering Your Congregation to Put Love into Action - Rick Underwood, Oates Institute

*Payday Lending is Predatory Lending - Chris Sanders, KBF Interim Coordinator

*The Future of CBF Global Missions - Steven Porter, CBF Global Missions Coordinator

*Academy of Preachers - Young Ministers from around the State!

*Growing Stronger Together, KBF & CBF - Bob Fox, KBF Moderator & Pastor, Faith Baptist

*When You Gather Together: Talking Worship with Children, Youth, and Adults (Introducing KBF Worship Curriculum!) - John Inscore Essick, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

Apr
17
Apr 18

KBF Youth Missions Weekend 2015

KBF Youth Missions Weekend is a weekend retreat for church youth groups.  Held at Georgetown Baptist April 17-18, KBF Youth Missions Weekend gives students opportunities for fellowship, worship, and mission work.  Contact Andrew Noe for more information at andrewnoe@rosemontbc.net.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-kbf-youth-missions-weekend-registration-15807322126

What do you get with registration?

  • 1 nights at a Georgetown hotel
  • food 
  • KBF worship leadership and support staff
  • supplies for Bible study and mission sites
  • 2015 KBF Youth Missions Weekend t-shirt

  

LEADERSHIP

Organizer - Andrew Noe, Rosemont Baptist, Lexington

Proclaimer - Laura Edgar, Preaching Intern, Central Baptist, Lexington and Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Student

In order to register, a $30 deposit must be received for each participant.  All deposits are refundable up to March 25, 2015.  After that date, any cancellations are forfeited and the $30 deposit is owed to KBF regardless of participation.  The entire $60 registration fee for all registered participants is due to KBF no later than April 1, 2015.  You may pay KBF online by credit card (note that the processing fee is passed along to you) or by check.

 

Feb
23
Feb 24

Payday Loan Debt Trap Conference & Advocacy Day

     *sponsored by Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, in conjunction with Georgetown College’s Center for Christian Discernment & Academic Leadership.

When: February 23-24, 2015

Where: Georgetown College & The Capital in Frankfort, KY

Register by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/payday-loan-debt-trap-conference-advocacy-day-tickets-15200610435

Cost: $10:00 by Feb. 13; $15.00 if registering after Feb. 13.

Students attend free of charge!

Why you should join in:

Hear from our state and national leaders about what individuals and congregations can do to help the most vulnerable and at risk families get out of the payday lending debt trap. 

Spend a day advocating for the poor and most vulnerable by meeting with legislators in Frankfort.

Schedule, Monday, Feb 23: Georgetown College
2:00 p.m.      Registration and check in
3:30 p.m.      Welcome and introductions – Sharon Felton, Faith Baptist, Georgetown & Mark Howell, First Baptist, Frankfort
3:45 p.m.      Payday Lending Crash Course – Stephen Reeves – Cooperative Baptist Fellowship/Co-Chair, Faith & Credit Roundtable
4:15 p.m.     Stories from the Debt Trap – Scarlett Jasper, KBF Field Personel
4:30 p.m.     Break
4:45 p.m.     Payday Lending in Kentucky – Dr. Joseph Owens, Pastor, Shiloh Baptist    Church, Lexington, member of BUILD & DART
5:15 p.m.     Payday Lending at the National Level – Stephen Reeves
5:45 p.m.     Stories from the Debt Trap
6:00 p.m.     Dinner

Advocacy in Frankfort – Chris Sanders – Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Interim Coordinator, Graham Younger – Advocacy Specialist - Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Following dinner those planning on going to Frankfort may meet and plan their legislative meetings and strategies.
 

Schedule, Tuesday, Feb 24: The Capitol, Frankfort
9:00 a.m. - Breakfast, Room 169, Capitol Annex
9:30 a.m. - Visits with Elected Officials
11:30 a.m - Press Conference, Rotunda
12:00 p.m - Lunch in Cafeteria on Your Own
After Lunch - Additional Meetings TBA
2:00 p.m. - Adjournment
 

The Lord of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.” 

                                                                        -Zechariah 7:9-10

 

Feb
6
10:00 am10:00

When You Gather Together

When You Gather Together: A Worship Conference for Congregants and Worship Leaders

 

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When: Friday, February 6, 10 am – 2 pm

Where: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky/Georgetown College Ensor Learning Resource Center

Cost: Lunch, registration & attendance is free! Please register so we can plan accordingly!

RSVP by January 30

Childcare provided, but RSVP soon to request!

For Online Registration: Click Here to Register  or call Baptist Seminary of Kentucky at 502-863-8300 to register by phone.

Call BSK with questions at 502-863-8300 or email John Inscore Essick, Assistant Professor of Church History, at john.essick@bsky.org.

Workshops led by BSK faculty (attendees will have an opportunity to attend three, but they don’t need to decide which three ahead of time):

·        “Getting Out of the Way:  Proclamation as Witness”

·        “Negotiating Worship:  Bringing the Conversation to the Congregation”

·        “Orientation & Reorientation:  Confession of Sin and the Gospel of God”

·        “Freedom and Form:  Crafting Prayers for Public Worship”

Sep
20
Oct 18

Worship Conversations

At CBF in Atlanta, we unveiled KBF’s year-long emphasis on worship.  Our churches are diverse and unique, but all of us regularly gather to worship.  What can we learn from each other by having deep conversation over our central practice?  An exciting component of this “When You Gather Together” emphasis is the partnership of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.

Too often, we have engaged in unproductive conversations over style of worship.  Personal preference is argued, feelings hurt, and no light but a lot of heat are generated.  We want instead of style to discuss the content that makes up the worship in KBF churches.  Five areas have been identified to focus upon:  Gathering, Interceding, Confessing, Proclamation, and Sending.  How does worship in each of our contexts encourage these practices?

Our timeline includes regional gatherings for pastors, other ministers and interested lay people in the Fall, a website launch in January where churches can exchange ideas around worship, a worship summit at BSK in February, and the production of a curriculum that will be presented at the Spring Gathering that can be used in our churches to promote a thoughtful discussion about the content of our worship services.

Our Worship Conversations (the regional gatherings) will be on two dates.  On September 20th, there will be meetings at First Baptist, Corbin and Third Baptist, Owensboro.  On October 18th, there will be similar discussions at Central Baptist Church in Lexington and Deer Park, Louisville.  The Conversations will be led by a representative of KBF and a faculty member at BSK.  They will last from 10-2 and will include a free lunch for all who are present.  If you are reading this, you are the target audience for these gatherings.  Take your calendar now and mark the date for the meeting that will be closest to you.

This is an exciting new emphasis that will draw us into closer communication and communion with each other.  Participate with us as we talk together about worship.

DATES & LOCATIONS

September 20, 2014:

First Baptist Church of Corbin, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Register for Corbin event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/worship-conversation-corbin-tickets-12548879035

Third Baptist Church of Owensboro, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Register for the Owensboro event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/worship-conversation-owensboro-tickets-12548975323

October 18, 2014:

Central Baptist Church of Lexington 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Register for the Lexington event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/worship-conversation-lexington-tickets-12549015443

Deer Park Baptist Church of Louisville 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Register for the Louisville event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/worship-conversation-louisville-tickets-12549073617

Sep
6
Sep 13

Partnership Without Borders

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On September 5, 2014, a delegation from our ministry partner, The Eglise Evangélique au Maroc (Protestant Church in Morocco) will come for a nine day celebration of eight years of partnership. Delegates from congregations in Morocco will be visiting their sister congregations in KY during the week, and on the weekends, we will have regional celebrations of partnership to which everyone is invited.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in learning about and celebrating our connectedness in Christ bridging geographic, ethnic, economic and cultural divides. Just by coming and offering friendship and hospitality to our visitors you will be part of this partnership, which is all about relationships!

Saturday, September 6, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM:

Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY - Fellowship Hall
Lunch & Games Included
Cost - $5 Per Person

Register for Louisville event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/partnership-without-borders-celebration-louisville-tickets-12548399601

Saturday, September 13, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM:

Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High St., Lexington, KY - Fellowship Hall  Lunch & Games Included
Cost - $5 Per Person

Register for Lexington event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/partnership-without-borders-celebration-lexington-tickets-12548501907

Relay for Africa

In addition, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church in Danville is hosting a Relay Run/Walk on Sunday Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m in Millenium Park in Danville. The proceed go to African Refugee Ministry in Morocco. LABC’s guest from Morocco will be there and possibly more.

Please help us spread the word by telling friends and sharing on Facebook and getting a team together to participate!

Contact Keith Stillwell at Lexington Avenue Baptist with questions at keith@lexingtonavenue.org or by phone at 859-236-3565.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/relayforafrica/
Webpage: http://www.lexingtonavenue.org/relay/
Download the brochure with with the registration form here.

 

 

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Selah Vie

Selah Vie is an end of summer retreat held at Camp Pinnacle, Clayton, Georgia, for college and graduate students, and other young adults. Join the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to pause and reflect on as you move away from summer experiences and into the fall semester of school or work. We will join together in worship, workshops, group reflection and parties to close out the summer.