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Spring 2013 Issue

Join Us as Rhonda Abbott Blevins, KBFs first Associate Coordinator of Missions, challenges us to replace feelings of inadequacy with faith, and live more fully into our unique calling as Christians. Friday Worship, April 26, 7:45 PM: A Basket Full of Not Enough from John 6:1-21 When we trust God to be the fire in our faithfulness, a basket full of not enough becomes more than enough to do what God has called us to do. Saturday Worship, April 27, 11:30 AM: Talent from Matthew 25:14-30 Everybody has a calling. Our job is to get about the business of doing it. Its about living out of our passion. When we do that, we get the sense that we are exactly where we are supposed to be, doing exactly what we are supposed to be doing. Rhonda Abbott Blevins serves as associate pastor at the Tellico Village Community Church in Loudon, Tennessee, an ecumenical congregation in the center of a planned retirement community. Previously she served as the Associate Coordinator for Missions with the Kentucky Baptist Fellowship and as a campus minister at the University of Georgia. Rhonda is pursuing a doctor of ministry degree from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University. She is married to Terry and they have a five-year-old son, Jake.

April 26-27, 2013

Spring Gathering Schedule

Friday, April 26 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm 5:00 pm 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm 7:45 pm 9:00 pm 9:15 pm Saturday, April 27 8:30 am - 9:00 am 9:00 am - 10:00 am 10:15 am - 11:15 am 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Pastors Luncheon with Jim Dant Leadership Conference with Jim Dant Resource Fair Open Experience Morocco KBF Coordinating Council Meeting Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Banquet KBF Business Session Worship Fellowship Time KBF After Party (Restaurant TBA) Coffee and refreshments Breakout Sessions 1 Breakout Sessions 2 Worship Lunch and orientation for new KBF Coordinating Council members

BSK Banquet Info

Please join us for Baptist Seminary of Kentuckys Annual Banquet during the KBF Spring Gathering, Third Baptist Church, Owensboro, Friday, April 26, 2013, 5:30pm. Cost: $15 person, $10 student Reservations required. Reserve your place today! Call the BSK office: 502-863-8300 register online at email

Spring Gathering Breakouts

Experience Morocco Come experience Morocco! Kentucky Baptist Fellowship and nine partnering congregations have made an investment to walk with our Christian brothers and sisters in the Protestant Church in Morocco (Eglise Evangelique au Maroc EEAM), and this experiential opportunity will give you a flavor of their culture. On Friday evening and Saturday morning, KBF will transform part of Third Baptist into a Moroccan medina where culture and shopping collide. Additionally the frontier/woods in Oujda will be brought to life where sub-Saharan African refugees struggle everyday. The Morocco experience is a unique expression as you will be encouraged to visit at your own pace, but it is also a chance to witness the plight and recognize the need of our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters from sub-Saharan African countries struggling to survive in Morocco. Come to Owensboro and visit Morocco! Engagement in Missions: Understanding and Utilizing KBFs Missions Asset Map The KBF Missions Asset Map, launched in August 2012, is a tool that helps us tell the KBF narrative more succinctly. The asset map highlights the cooperative impact of the KBF. A panel discussion will be led by KBF partners who helped to shape the Missions Asset Map and give insight for how your congregation may use it in the future. Come and learn how our local, state and global mission partnerships are engaging us all for the cause of Christ. Sharing Your Story: With Whom in Scripture Do You Share Your Story? Led by Kentucky Baptist Women In Ministry, this interactive breakout will ask participants to choose characters from scripture they most identify with in their life. The group will work together to reflect on how scripture and life intersect. The breakout is part of a larger effort in partnership between KYBWIM and the women of the EEAM in Morocco. A Bible study based on personal experiences with scripture will be developed in Kentucky and Morocco for us during the October partnership KBF-Morocco experience. Engagement with CBF Field Personnel Through Mission Communities Engage with Gods Heart and Your Passion alongside CBF Field Personnel and others in a Mission Community. Learn about the eight CBF Mission Communities and how you can live out your passion and touch others with the heart of God in sustainable, holistic missions. The Mission Communities are: Poverty and Transformation, Internationals, Healthcare Ministries, Economic Development, Church Planting and Faith Sharing, Disaster Response, Justice and Peacemaking and Education. Intentionality and Worship Several worship leaders will discuss ideas and resources for planning worship with intentionality. Moving beyond worship planning that focuses on style and form, this workshop will center on ideas and resources that are concerned with substance, movement and flow. Worship as Mission A panel discussion about assessing the needs of your community and planning worship accordingly. Panelists from local congregations will speak on the challenges of providing sacred space (physical, emotional, and spiritual) for worship for the entire community. Missions In The Community: Unexpected Experiences Local missions is at that heart of how our KBF congregations engage the world. Come listen to this panel discussion of congregational leaders from Western Kentucky talk about their missional partnerships and the unexpected experiences they create. Festival of Preachers As we look toward the 21st century in the church, come hear the voice of our next generation of preachers. This session will feature sermons and/or testimonies from young preachers as well as a conversation with founder and president of the Academy of Preaches, Dr. Dwight Moody, about what the Academy has accomplished and where it is headed in the future.

Leadership Workshop
Friday, April 26; 1:30 to 4:00 PM For congregational leaders--laity and clergy Natural Paths: Laying Down our Ministerial Machetes and Methods, Led by Jim Dant, writer, conference speaker, church consultant and partner at Faithlab. Jim will help those who attend take a look at the Philippian church and the leadership style that allowed that church to be planted and experience growth. Participants will consider the natural paths that church life/congregations could take IF leaders relinquished the need to tightly control methods and outcomes. Such leaders could help congregations have the freedom to BE who they are. The workshop will have two sessions with a break: Session One: Memory Lane (Philippians 1 & 2) Session Two: The HOV Lane (Philippians 3 & 4) Those who pre-register for this workshop will receive two books written by Jim Dant: How Does the Church Decide and One Pastor, Twelve Steps: Preaching My Way Through the Valley of the Shadow of Addiction. $15 per person ($10 if pre-registered by April 15), $25 per church gor groups of three or more. BSK students are free. Register online or email

Pastors Luncheon
Friday, April 26, 11:30 am - 1 pm Creating a Path: Lessons from a Self-Taught Gardener Led by Jim Dant, writer, conference speaker, church consultant, and partner at Faithlab. Pastors who attend the pastors luncheon will receive the book, The Truth is Sensational Enough, written by Jim Dant.

Hotel Info
The KBF Spring Gathering is April 26-27 at Third Baptist Church in Owensboro. It is never too early to make a reservation. For your convenience, KBF has set up rooms blocks in three hotels. The rooms are available by request under the name Kentucky Baptist Fellowship. Rooms are available until March 26 at a reduced rate at the following hotels: The Sleep Inn 51 Bon Harbor Hills Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 691-6200 $75.00 + tax Fairfield Inn 800 Salem Drive Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 688-8887 $99.00 + tax Super 8 1027 Goetz Drive Owensboro, KY 42301 (270) 536-0519 $69.95 + tax

KBF Missions Offering at Spring Gathering

Kentucky Baptist Fellowship will receive two offerings this year in Owensboro for our mission partnerships. A monetary offering will be received during both worship services which will benefit KBFs Mountain Hope engagement (KBFs rural poverty initiatives in McCreary, Owsley and Powell Counties). NEW THIS YEAR Kentucky Baptist Fellowship will receive a tangible offering of school supplies! KBF asks all participants to bring any of the items listed to Owensboro. Third Baptist will use the donated items for their ongoing ministry to The Colony Mobile Home Park, a low income neighborhood the church began a partnership with seven months ago. SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED: notebook paper, pencils, pens, backpacks, school glue, kleenex, rulers, calculators, markers (washable), crayons, and scissors.

KBF Youth Missions Weekend: April 12-14

Registration for Youth Missions Weekend is still open. Come to Georgetown April 12-14 and serve with your church at neighborhood partners like Mission Lexington, Mission Frankfort Clinic, The Gathering Place in Georgetown, Faith Baptist Community Garden, and Quest Farm. $85/participant. For more information and to register, visit www.

March 2: KBF Coordinating Council Meeting, Midway Baptist, Midway March 4: BSK Glenn Hinson Lectures, 10 am - 3:45 pm, Georgetown College; Register now: news/2013/1/25/2013-hinsonlectures April 12-14: KBF Youth Missions Weekend, Georgetown College; $85/participant; Register your church now: April 26-27: KBF Spring Gathering, Third Baptist, Owensboro June 9-15: Extreme Build 8, McCreary County June 9-14: PassportMissions2, Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville June 16-21: PassportMissions2, Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville June 23-28: PassportMissions2, Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville June 26-28: CBF General Assembly, Greensboro, NC Register now: http://www.kybf. org/news/2013/1/25/2013-cbfgeneral-assembly August 16-17: KBF Coordinating Council Meeting, Melbourne Heights Baptist, Louisville

2013 KBF/EEAM Partnership Experience:

Fellowship Without Borders: Caravan for Women Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, Kentucky Baptist Women In Ministry, and The Eglise Evangelique au Maroc will partner together in October to lead the first multicultural womens experience for Kentuckians and Africans in Morocco. Lead by Karen Thomas Smith and Becky Caswell-Speight, this trip seeks to build relationships between women of the EEAM and women of the KYBWIM. The group from Kentucky will travel (caravan) across the country of Morocco with women of the EEAM developing partnership, discovering ways to work together, and encouraging each other in their own cultures and contexts. Highlights for the trip include worship in Casablanca, Bible study in Fez, dialog with Moroccan Muslims, and worship with migrants/refugees in Rabat. Contact Josh Speight ( or Becky Caswell-Speight ( for more info. Tentative Travel Dates: October 3-14, 2013. Estimated Cost: $2100.

Kentucky Congregations Participate In BWIMs Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching

Broadway Baptist Church (Louisville): Molly Shoulta Crescent Hill Baptist Church (Louisville): Brittany Bair First Baptist Church (Frankfort): Rev. Cynthia Insko Lexington Avenue Baptist Church (Danville): Rev. Amber Inscore Essick Buechel Park Baptist Church (Louisville): Brittany Stillwell Krebs Midway Baptist Church (Midway) - Rev. Katherine Swope Redmond Faith Baptist Church (Georgetown) - Alix Davidson Highland Baptist Church (Louisville) - Rev. Emily Hull McGee Calvary Baptist Church (Lexington) - Dr. Lydia Hoyle

2012 Church Giving: Because of the generous contributions of numerous individuals and churches, Kentucky Baptist Fellowship is able to make a difference for Jesus Christ. Approximately 90% of KBF receipts come through churches. Some of the money is part of church budgets and some is designated to KBF by church members. Thank you for your generosity!
General Fund (undesignated contributions) Anchor Baptist Church Richmond Audubon Baptist Church Louisville Bagdad Baptist Church Bagdad Berea Baptist Church Berea Broadway Baptist Church Louisville Buechel Park Baptist Church Louisville Burlington Baptist Church Burlington Calvary Baptist Church Lexington Campbellsburg Baptist Church Campbellsburg Central Baptist Church Lexington Community Baptist Church Henderson Cornerstone Baptist Church Monticello Crescent Hill Baptist Church Louisville Deer Park Baptist Church Louisville Eminence Baptist Church Eminence Faith Baptist Church Georgetown Fern Creek Baptist Church Louisville First Baptist Church Bowling Green First Baptist Church Brandenburg First Baptist Church Carlisle First Baptist Church Corbin First Baptist Church Madisonville First Baptist Church Drakesboro First Baptist Church Frankfort First Baptist Church Fort Thomas First Baptist Church Lebanon Junction First Baptist Church Middlesboro First Baptist Church Morehead First Baptist Church Shepherdsville First Baptist Church Vanceburg First Baptist Church Williamsburg First Baptist Church Winchester Georgetown Baptist Church Georgetown GracePointe Community Mt. Washington Harrodsburg Baptist Church Harrodsburg Hempridge Baptist Church Waddy Highland Baptist Church Louisville Immanuel Baptist Church Frankfort Irvington Baptist Church Irvington Latonia Baptist Church Covington Lewis Lane Baptist Church Owensboro Lexington Ave Baptist Church Danville Living Faith Baptist Fellowship Elizabethtown Lyndon Baptist Church Louisville Maple Grove Baptist Church Louisville Masonville Baptist Church Utica Midway Baptist Church Midway New Fellowship Baptist Elizabethtown $3,618.10 $900.00 $1,696.77 $150.00 $16,719.94 $10,081.84 $31.10 $20,984.85 $3,208.42 $1,400.00 $1,112.40 $900.00 $3,543.81 $1,281.04 $3,195.76 $11,099.00 $1,557.19 $870.00 $2,300.00 $1,640.00 $3,750.00 $2,527.50 $312.16 $3,000.00 $2,742.43 $758.20 $6,671.32 $2,400.00 $6,111.47 $484.00 $2,623.01 $5,933.56 $19,855.74 $1,100.00 $2,928.05 $2,259.81 $16,695.03 $12,759.48 $2,824.32 $5,958.30 $1,238.11 $18,125.48 $6,028.00 $852.93 $9,212.49 $1,086.47 $8,700.00 $348.76 Payneville Baptist Church Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Ridgewood Baptist Church Rosedale Baptist Church Rosemont Baptist Church Salem Baptist Church St Matthews Baptist Church Stanford Baptist Church Third Baptist Church Trinity Baptist Church Woodland Baptist Church Payneville Louisville Louisville Richmond Lexington Morgantown Louisville Stanford Owensboro Lexington Louisville $27.41 $1,918.98 $622.00 $478.60 $2,979.36 $1,510.00 $8,850.35 $7,423.57 $2,465.67 $1,000.00 $1,254.40

Missions Contributions (includes all mission designated contributions such as missions offering and Extreme Build) Anchor Baptist Church Richmond $100.00 Broadway Baptist Church Louisville $1,400.00 Buechel Park Baptist Church Louisville $5,554.00 Central Baptist Church Lexington $2,100.00 Community Baptist Church Henderson $730.00 Crescent Hill Baptist Church Louisville $201.00 Dawson Baptist Church Owensboro $700.00 Deer Park Baptist Church Louisville $1,000.00 DeHaven Baptist Church LaGrange $500.00 First Baptist Church Carlisle $300.00 First Baptist Church Corbin $400.00 First Baptist Church Madisonville $4,013.50 First Baptist Church Middlesboro $1,200.00 First Baptist Church Shepherdsville $2,000.00 Georgetown Baptist Church Georgetown $2,150.00 GracePointe Community Mt. Washington $202.00 Hempridge Baptist Church Waddy $520.00 Immanuel Baptist Church Frankfort $1,160.00 Living Faith Baptist Fellowship Elizabethtown $1,500.00 Third Baptist Church Owensboro $535.00 Whitley City First Baptist Whitley City $50.00 Woodland Baptist Church Louisville $1,276.00 Morocco Partnership Buechel Park Baptist Church Deer Park Baptist Church Faith Baptist Church First Baptist Church Highland Baptist Church Immanuel Baptist Church Jeff Street Baptist Church Lexington Ave Baptist Church Living Faith Baptist Fellowship Third Baptist Church

Louisville Louisville Georgetown Frankfort Louisville Frankfort Louisville Danville Elizabethtown Owensboro

$1,575.00 $900.00 $1,970.00 $8,300.00 $2,981.17 $2,575.00 $4,083.00 $2,116.78 $5,882.82 $1,200.00

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Visit Extreme Build 8: June 9-15, McCreary County

Malachi and Shawna Barnett are the KBF Extreme Build home recipients for 2013. Chosen in partnership by KBF, Kentucky Investment Housing Corporation, and McCreary County Community Housing Development Corporation, the Barnetts are excited about becoming new homeowners this June. As our eighth Extreme Build family, the Barnetts represent the youngest family we have partnered with in McCreary County. Malachi and Shawna met and fell in love in high school and married one another at 17 and 16 years of age, respectively. A short while later they welcomed their son Easton to the family. Shawna enrolled in the nursing program at the University of the Cumberlands where she attended until the night of a car accident in 2011. After a long night of being up tending to Easton while sick, she made her way from Whitley City toward Williamsburg for school. Shawna fell asleep while driving, wrecking her car into a tree. She broke five major bones and was hospitalized for more than two weeks. Despite this setback, the Barnetts remained determined to care for one another and overcome this huge physical and financial burden. Most young couples are not mature enough to tackle such tremendous responsibilities so quickly and so early in life, yet Malachi and Shawna have held onto their love for each other and their son. Malachi works as often as he can as a permanent parttime employee at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Whitley City (alongside 2007 Extreme Build home recipient Richard Garland). Both he and Shawna go to school in Whitley City at Somerset Community College. The Barnetts are excited about Extreme Build. A new home will allow them to continue on their path as a successful family. Come to McCreary County June 9-15 and help the Barnett family be part of the next Miracle of Partnerships. Find more information and register at
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