KBF 2011 Spring Gathering

2011 Spring Gathering
Friday, April 29 - Saturday, April 30
Buechel Park Baptist Church | Louisville

Every spring, our fellowship gathers for a "family reunion" of sorts which we refer to as our Spring Gathering.  We meet in one of our KBF partner churches, rotating between the eastern, central and western parts of the state.  Each Spring Gathering offers worship, informative workshops, and helpful resources from various ministry partners in KBF and CBF life.  Please plan join us in 2011!

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


Special Guest: Marian McClure Taylor, Executive Director, Kentucky Council of Churches

Buechel Park Baptist Church, 2403 Hikes Lane, Louisville, KY 40208

Friday, April 29
11:30 am - 1:00 pm – Pastor’s Luncheon*
1:30 – 4:30 pm – Leadership Conference*
4:30 pm – KBF Coordinating Council Meeting
4:00 – 5:15 pm – Resource Fair Open
5:15 – 6:45 pm – Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet*#
7:00 – 8:15 pm - Worship#
8:15 pm – Business Session#
9:00 pm – KBF Gathering (aka After Party) place TBD

Saturday, April 30
8:30 – 9:00 am – Coffee Time, Resource Fair Open
9:00 – 10:00 am – Breakout Workshops 1#
10:15 – 11:15 am – Breakout Workshops 2#
11:30 – 12:30 – Closing Worship and Communion#
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
"Appreciating and Valuing Personal and Congregational Narratives" led by Steve Graham, Director, Ministerial Excellence, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
April 29, 2011, 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Participants of this workshop will learn to be alive with wonder to the distinctiveness of their own particular narrative as well to discern the rich fabric of the congregation they serve.  Those who attend will come to understand and appreciate the words of James Hopewell when he said: “The idiom of any single church is necessarily distinct.” 

Those attending will:

    * Gain an understanding of basic narrative practices
    * Learn to find the richness of the narrative of the congregation
    * Discover and appreciate your own personal narrative
    * Explore narratives at work through the mission of God
    * Envision future narratives waiting to unfold

KBF Pastor's Luncheon

"Leadership: The Power of the Sacred Heart"

Speaker: Chuck Bugg, Retired Pastor/Professor, Leadership Consultant with CBF/KBF
April 29, 2011, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM



Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet

Plan now to join Baptist Seminary of Kentucky for their 10th Annual Banquet on Friday, April 29th.  This even will take place during the KBF Spring Gathering at Buechel Park Baptist Church, Louisville.  Dinner will begin at 5:15 pm and reservations are required.  Cost is $15 per person.

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



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

- With our Muslim Neighbors: Karen Thomas Smith, Morocco Partner
Muslim communities are growing in Kentucky, even in small cities and towns.  Most Kentuckians don't understand much about Islam and are apprehensive about relating to Muslims here.  Muslims, for their part, often feel ostracized from the larger community because of their faith.  How can we as Baptist, committed to soul freedom and loving our neighbors, help bridge some gaps?  How can we better understand Islam and love our Muslim neighbors in fidelity to Christ?

- With Youth Preachers: Dwight Moody, Founder & President of Academy of Preachers
"Building Community with Young Preachers" introduces the transformation impact of one of the most dynamic and importat initiatives in American Christianity today.  Meet the young preachers in the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship as they describe their experience in the national, ecumenical community called the Academy of Preachers.

- Through Conversation: A Round Table Discussion: Susan Reed, KBF Moderator-elect
The many churches of the KY Baptist Fellowship can be a great resource!  We'll gather in small groups to discuss with neighboring churches your ideas and questions.  Topics of discussion can include, but are not limited to: Missions, Outreach, Worship, Bible Studies, and working together.  Come ready to share ideas and learn from one another! 

- By Making A Difference (Using Kentucky Council of Churches Capwiz for advocacy): Sister Mary Schmuck, RSN
What are the ways to make a difference: as persons of faith? neighbors? citizens?  This workshop will look at basic human preferences, God's hopes for us and some ways to come together to make our society better.

- With National Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: David Hull, Chair of CBF 2012 Task Force
The Task Force started its work in August 2010 and is seeking to address three questions: 1) What is the best model of community that fosters missional collaboration rather than competition for resources? 2) How can we refocus and streamline organizational structures in order to provide leadership and resources for churches and other ministries to respond more effectively to global challenges? 3)How do we help Baptist churches and organizations embrace their identity as partners with this community?


Exhibitor/Resource Information*
*If you would like to exhibit at the 2011 Spring Gathering, contact Alice Mull

Academy of Preachers
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
BaptistWay Press
Campbellsville University
Center for Christian Ethics
Baptist Seminary of Richmond
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Center for Congregational Health
Church Benefits Board
GORGEous Gals of Nada
Georgetown College
Global Women
Karen Ministry
Kentucky Baptist Fellowship
Kentucky Baptist Women in Ministry
Louisville Cluster of Children's Ministers
Minister and Missionaries Benefits Board
Next Level Institute
Prather Design
Together For Hope (KBF Mountain Hope)
Volunteers for China

Hotel Information

Breckinridge Inn
2800 Breckenridge Ln.
Louisville, KY 40220
Rate: $85.00 (plus tax)
Cut-off Date for Room Block: 4/15/11

Wingate Inn by Wyndham
12301 Alliant Court
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: $89.00
Cut-off Date for Room Block: 4/28/11

Fairfield Inn
1220 Kentucky Mills Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: $94.00 (includes breakfast)
Cut-off Date for Room Block: 4/8/11

Holiday Inn Express
1620 Alliant Ave.
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: $99.00 (plus tax)
Cut-off Date for Room Block: 3/29/11

La Quinta Inn & Suites Louisville
1501 Alliant Ave.
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: $79.00
Cut-off Date for Room Block: 4/27/11

Microtel Inns  & Suites Louisville (East) KY
1221 Kentucky Mills Dr.
Louisville, KY 40299
Rate: 62.96 (plus tax)
Rooms are not blocked. Please call to check availability.

Childcare Information
Childcare will be provided for ages birth to 5 years old during the following sessions:
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
Coming Soon


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
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