Coordinating Council Report

The KBF Coordinating Council met this past Saturday for a four-hour meeting.  This is one of three annual meetings of the council—the other two are the August meeting, which is an overnight meeting and the meeting just prior to the Spring Gathering, which lasts about an hour.

Here is a summary of the meeting:

• Heard a positive financial report (After 10 months of this fiscal year, receipts are about $10,000 under budget but our actual receipts are about $10,000 in excess of expenditures).
• Learned about plans for the Spring Gathering to be held at Third Baptist, Owensboro on April 26-27.
• Decided to change the way the annual missions offering is promoted (in order to be better stewards of output versus income).
• Learned that a Morocco Experience will be featured at the Spring Gathering.
• Learned that the Missions Asset Map is a work in progress with new information being sought and added.
• Made preliminary decisions about the annual theological scholarship
• Decided to have a booth/exhibit at the Spring Gathering as one way of identifying needs and also sharing information about how KBF can resource congregations.
• Decided to hold next year’s spring gathering at Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville on April 25-26, 2014 featuring Suzii Paynter, CBF Coordinator.
• Learned that a Current Retreat (Young Leaders) has been scheduled for November 7-8, 2013 at Georgetown College featuring Suzii Paynter, CBF Coordinator.
• Affirmed the CBF 2012 Task Force Report and decided to present this to the full body at the Spring Gathering and also to have a business breakout for discussion.
• Affirmed a proposed covenant between KBF and CBF and decided to present this to the full body at the Spring Gathering.
• Learned information about this year’s Extreme Build (the eighth).
• Learned about Youth Missions Weekend in Georgetown/Lexington on April 12-14.
• Learned about the annual Morocco trip. Emphasis this year will be “Women in Ministry.”
• Celebrated the move of KBF offices to Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville
• Heard a thanks and a challenge from John Lepper to continue to help with funding (individually, through congregations and by “friend-raising).