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KBF Office <jlepper@kybf.org> April eNews from Kentucky Baptist Fellowship March 30, 2012 6:02:01 AM EDT intern@kybf.org jlepper@kybf.org

KBF eNews
In This Issue
KBF Youth Mission Weekend Kentuckians Join Other Goodwill Baptists KBF Spring Gathering Children's Choir Festival Faith's 50th CBF Assembly Extreme Build 7 BSK Graduation On the Road Again

April 2012 WELCOME to our April edition of KBF eNews!
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SPOTLIGHT
KBF Youth Missions Weekend
Over 200 Participate during KBF Mission Weekends in Louisville and Jackson
Youth from twelve KBF churches served over two different weekends during the 2012 KBF Youth Mission Weekend. Following the theme "Who Is My Neighbor?" youth engaged the communities of Louisville and Jackson through mission projects. The Louisville mission weekend was held March 9-11 in partnership with Broadway Baptist Church. The Jackson weekend was held March 23-25 where youth served Jackson in Breathitt County in partnership with Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church. Click here for Carol Harston's blog about Highland's experience in Jackson.

Click here for more pictures from the Louisville weekend.

Click here for more pictures from the Jackson weekend.

NEWS
Kentuckians Join Other Goodwill Baptist In Visit To White House
By Bob Fox, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown* White House Invitation: those were the three words on the subject line of the e-mail. I didn't read it immediately, even though it was from Robert Parham (the director of the Baptist Center For Ethics) so I knew it was something more important than the usual Canadian pharmacy offers. But still, I expected it was some story about someone else so I put off looking at it. What a surprise it was when I finally dug to the bottom of the e-mail pile and found that this was not someone else's story, but the beginning of a chapter in my story. BCE and the D.C. Baptist Convention, I learned, had organized a meeting between senior officials of the Obama administration and a group of some sixty Baptists with concerns around social justice. Click here to read more.

EVENTS
KBF Spring Gathering: April 20-21 - Out Of The Box
Georgetown College, 400 E. College Street, Georgetown, KY

KBF Spring Gathering is free and open to the public. Click here to register online today! Or call 502-426-1931.

Special Guest: Matt Cook, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. Matt will focus on the theme "Out of the Box: Resurrection Lessons For The Church" KBF Leadership Conference: 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 Matt Cook impact on our ability to form and maintain 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.

Chris Gambill

KBF Pastor's Luncheon: With Matt Cook, pastor of Second Baptist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. April 20, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 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 Bush Fitness Center on the campus of Georgetown College. Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm and reservations are required. Cost TBD. To make reservations, please contact the BSK office at 502-863-8300 or email Glenda Simpson.

2012 KBF Children's Choir Festival
Saturday, April 21 - Georgetown College (with KBF Spring Gathering)
For the children of today, your children, and for these children who will be the church of tomorrow, and for the future of civilization, discover and use to the utmost the great potential of the children's choir. ~ Ruth Jacobs, 1959, Choristers Guild Founder These words still ring true today! Join the celebration for this inaugural event as we bring together children from our KBF churches for a Spring Children's Choir. The music-filled morning will conclude with singing in the final worship service of the 2012 Spring Gathering. 8:30 a.m. - Registration Open 9:00 a.m. - Rehearsal begins 11:30 a.m. - Worship Service Rehearsals will be held in the Georgetown College Chapel 400 East College Street, Georgetown, KY 40324 To register and learn more about the festival, email Kathy Collier, Minister of Music at Highland Baptist Church and Director of the 2012 Children's Choir Festival.

Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Saturday evening, April 28: Gala event including dinner, a special speaker and surprise entertainment at the Georgetown College Conference Center Sunday, April 29: Worship will begin at 10:30AM, followed by a potluck dinner More info coming soon: http://www.familyoffaith.net/

CBF General Assembly: Fort Worth, Texas, June 20-23
Come ask and imagine what God could do through you and through us

In Scripture God works with ordinary people, doing infinitely more through them than

they ever could have imagined. God can do the same through you. Come to General Assembly to hope, dream and imagine possibilities for your life. Encounter opportunities. Engage in community. Embrace your future. This is more than an event; what God does just may change your life. Make you plans now to be part of General Assembly. Browse the schedule to find more details about all the exciting events that await you at this historic Baptist gathering. Click here for more information and to register.

Extreme Build 7: June 8-16
The 7th Annual Extreme Build will be held June 8-16, 2012 in McCreary County. Click here to register online. For more information about how you and/or your church can participate, please contact Josh Speight at 502-426-1931 or josh@kybf.org.

MISSION PARTNER UPDATES
BSK Graduation: May 12
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will hold its eighth Commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:00. This year's graduation exercises will be held at Georgetown Baptist Church with a reception to follow. Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed will deliver the commencement address. Please join us as we celebrate with our graduates.

On the Road Again: Traveling Around Kentucky With Our Coordinators
John Lepper, Coordinator:
April 1: First Baptist Church, Middlesboro April 8: First Baptist Church, Middlesboro April 17: KCC Board Meeting, Elizabethtown

April 17: KCC Board Meeting, Elizabethtown April 20-21: KBF Spring Gathering, Georgetown College, Georgetown April 29: Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown 50th Anniversary

Joshua Speight, Associate Coordinator for Missions:
April 3: Missions Speaker, Immanuel Baptist Church, Frankfort April 4: Missions Speaker, Melbourne Heights Baptist Church, Louisville April 15: Missions Speaker, Highland Baptist Church, Louisville April 20-21: KBF Spring Gathering, Georgetown College, Georgetown April 22: Extreme Build Speaker, Rosedale Baptist Church, Richmond John Lepper and Joshua Speight are available to speak/teach/lead at your church. Please contact the KBF office at 502-426-1931 for information and availability. Schedule seen here was up-to-date at the time of delivery.

CALENDAR
April 19 - 21: A Baptist Conference on Sexuality and Covenant, FBC Decatur, Decatur, GA April 20-21: KBF Spring Gathering,Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY June 8-16: Extreme Build 7, McCreary County, KY June 20-23: CBF General Assembly, Ft. Worth, TX July 15-18: PassportKids! camp, Murray State University, Murray August 6-9: SelahVie, Shocco Springs, AL August 17-18: KBF Fall Coordinating Council Meeting, Crestwood

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Equipping & Empowering. Cultivating Partnerships. Engaging in Missions.

Phone: 502-426-1931 Fax: 502-426-1612 Office email: office@kybf.org Website: http://www.kybf.org/ KBF STAFF Coordinator: John Lepper

Associate Coordinator for Missions: Joshua Speight Administrative Assistant: Shannan Posey Missions Intern: Kristin Belcher
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