‘Do the work of an evangelist,’ REACH speakers urge pastors

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

By Myriah Snyder and Todd Deaton

Elizabethtown—Christians encourage others by “stirring up the right action,” “showing up at the right places,” and “speaking up the right words,” Todd Gray, Kentucky Baptist Convention’s evangelism, church planting, and collegiate ministry team leader, told attenders during Reach Evangelism Conference 2017.

Focusing on the theme based on 2 Timothy 4:5, “Do the work of an evangelist,” Gray was among 10 speakers to address approximately 400 Kentucky Baptists gathered at Severns Valley Baptist Church in Elizabethtown March 27-28. Continue reading “‘Do the work of an evangelist,’ REACH speakers urge pastors”

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Louisville church, Boyce college team up to “invest” in educators

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

Louisville—Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, in cooperation with Boyce College (at Southern Seminary), hosted the first Invest Conference on March 25. Around 40 Louisville educators and future educators attended.

Invest’s purpose was to “encourage, strengthen, and equip teachers and faculty of the schools of the Louisville area in Christ,” Brad Willis, Christian social ministries minister at Walnut Street and organizer of the event, said. Continue reading “Louisville church, Boyce college team up to “invest” in educators”

Sparks fly in Nairobi as DR volunteers teach welding

Originally published in Western Recorder – www.westernrecorder.org

Nairobi, Kenya–Two Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers spent five days in March on the outskirts of slums in Nairobi, Kenya, training a group of nationals to weld. Two-thirds of the group that they trained were women.

Through Baptist Global Missions and Kentucky DR, and by partnering with a local pastor, church and school, Bruce Bayes and Matt Stickel taught the group of 13 some of the basics of welding. They will, in turn, use their training to not only support their families, but also to draw an income for their church. The group works and operates cooperatively for the good of their church and community. Continue reading “Sparks fly in Nairobi as DR volunteers teach welding”