Join us April 20-21 in Georgetown as guest preacher, Dr. Matt Cook asks: What if resurrection wasn't just a word?  What if it had implications for how we do Church?

Come find out what it might look like to follow Jesus "outside the box." Our theme will be "Out of the Box: Resurrection Lessons for the Church."  Friday evening, Matt's focus will be "Dead Churches=New Possibilities." On Saturday morning, Matt will share "Out of the Box, Into the World."  Matt will help us think about the changes in Christendom, why we shouldn't be afraid of them, and how the Church lives out the resurrection among the lost and the least.

REGISTER TODAY(Event is free and open to the public)


Special Guest: Matt Cook, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas 

Georgetown College, 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324

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Friday, April 20

11:30 am - 1:00 pm – Pastor’s Luncheon*

2:00 - 5:00 pm – Leadership Conference*

4:00 – 5:15 pm – Resource Fair Open

5:00 pm – KBF Coordinating Council Meeting

5:30 – 6:45 pm – Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet*#

7:00 – 8:15 pm - Worship#

8:15 pm – Business Session#

9:00 pm – Fellowship in Resource Fair and KBF After Party (Wilshire's Restaurant, 124 General John Payne Blvd, Georgetown - Canewood Golf Course)

Saturday, April 21

8:30 – 9:00 am – Coffee Time, Resource Fair Open, Children's Choir Festival Registration

9:00 – 10:00 am – Breakout Workshops 1#, Children's Choir Festival Rehearsal

10:15 – 11:15 am – Breakout Workshops 2#, Children's Choir Festival Rehearsal

11:30 – 12:30 – Closing Worship with Communion and Children's Choir Festival Rehearsal#

1:00 – 2:00 – New Coordinating Council Lunch and Orientation

* - Separate registration and/or payment is required for these events

# - Childcare provided with registration for ages birth to 5 years old


KBF Leadership Conference


Friday, April 20, 2:00-5:00pm

Chris Gambill of the Center for Congregational Health will facilitate the KBF Leadership Conference in a discussion on emotional intelligence.  Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to manage our emotions as we seek to govern our environment successfully.  It has a huge impatce on our ability to form and maintian effective relationships and is a better predictor of life success than IQ.  Chris will help with assessment of emotional intelligence, discuss strategies for improving emotional intelligence and discussions regarding the links between it and family systems and conflict management strategies. 

KBF Pastor's Luncheon

Friday, April 20, 11:30am-1:00pm

The theme of this year's pastor's luncheon is "A Kind of Vitality" facilitated by Dr. Matt Cook.  Together we'll focus on ways the congregations are re-defining success (as well as their mission) amidst post-Christendom in North America. 


Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet

Plan now to join Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for their 11th Annual Banquet on Friday, April 20th.  This event will take place during the KBF Spring Gathering at the Bush Fitness Center on the campus of Georgetown College.  Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm and reservations are required.  Cost $16/person.

To make reservations, please contact the BSK office at 502-863-8300 or email glenda.simpson@bsky.org

2012 KBF Children's Choir Festival (for 2nd-5th Graders)

Saturday, April 21.  Begins at 8:30am with registration.  Separate registration required. Click here for more information.

Breakout Sessions (Saturday 9:00am & 10:15am)

  • 2012 KBF Festival of Preachers with Dwight Moody
  • From Stumbling Block to Building Blocks: Being Missional in the 21st Century with Adam Schell
  • From Church to College to Community: Reaching Young Adults with TBA
  • Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry with Rebecca Caswell-Speight (10:15 only)
  • Sanctuary and Seminary: Partnering to Care with Tommy Valentine & John Inscore Essick
  • Together For Hope: Nada & Owsley County, Kentucky with Paula Settle
  • A Year of Hope: Learn How The Hope Academy Came to Life In Louisville with Steve Clark & Annette Ellard

Exhibitor/Resource Information*

*If you would like to exhibit at the 2012 Spring Gathering, contact Alice Mull


Academy of Preachers

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

Baptist Way Press

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Center for Christian Ethics

Center for Congregational Health

Church Benefits Board

GORGEous Gals of Nada, KY

Georgetown College

Karen Ministry

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship

Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry

Kentucky Council of Churches

Minister and Missionaries Benefits Board

Morocco (EEAM) & KBF Partnership

Next Level Institute



Together For Hope

Smyth & Helwy's

Volunteers For China

Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn at Georgetown

200 Tiger Way

Georgetown, KY 40324


Rate: $74.00

Register by: April 6, 2012

Use Code KBFO 

Childcare Information

Childcare will be provided for ages birth to 5 years old during the following sessions at Georgetown Baptist Church:

Friday, 5:15pm - Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet

Friday, 7:00pm - Worship

Friday, 8:15pm - KBF Business Session

Saturday, 9:00am - Breakout Workshops 1

Saturday, 10:15am - Breakout Workshops 2

Saturday, 11:30am - Closing Worship


Offering Information

KBF will receive our annual mission offering during the Spring Gathering which will go towards our partnership in Morocco.  Click here for more information about the KBF Missions Offering for 2012.

Future Spring Gathering Guest Speaker Suggestions

Do you have someone you would like for KBF to invite to speak at a future Spring Gathering?  Send suggestions to John Lepper.

Past KBF Spring Gathering Locations

2011 - Buechel Park Baptist Church, Louisville

2010 - Stanford Baptist Church, Stanford

2009 - Third Baptist Church, Owensboro

2008 - Highland Baptist Church, Louisville

2007 - First Baptist Church, Winchester

2006 - First Baptist Church, Shepherdsville

2005 - First Baptist Church, Corbin

2004 - Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville

2003 - Immanuel Baptist Church, Frankfort

2002 - Melbourne Heights Baptist Church, Louisville

2001 - First Baptist Church, Bowling Green

2000 - First Baptist Church, Winchester

1999 - First Baptsit Church, Shepherdsville

1998 - Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown

1997 - FALL, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville

1997 - SPRING, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville