2012 Spring Gathering


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*
1:30 – 4:30 pm – Leadership Conference*
4:00 – 5:15 pm – Resource Fair Open
4:30 -  5:00 pm – KBF Coordinating Council Meeting
5:30 – 6:45 pm – Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet*#
7:00 – 8:15 pm - Worship#
8:30 pm – Business Session#
9:00 pm – KBF After Party (place TBD)

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