Ky. Changers share motivation for participating

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Greensburg—Approximately 965 students, chaperones and crew leaders spent a week of their summer sleeping on air mattresses in school classrooms, showering in a Disaster Relief trailer, and working long days in the hot sun building ramps, painting houses, repairing siding and more. Their goal as Kentucky Changers was to share the gospel through their work.

The students spent time before starting on their jobsites learning the “3 Circles” evangelism method. They needed to be ready to put their training to use and share their faith as they ministered to homeowners through service projects. Continue reading “Ky. Changers share motivation for participating”

Redd nominated for KBC 2nd VP

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CADIZ—-Paxton Redd, Little River Baptist Association’s director of missions, will be nominated for second vice president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention during its annual meeting in Louisville this November.

“At only age 30, he is easily one of our youngest men to serve in this field, and he has already distinguished himself as a man of character and wisdom,” Kyle Noffsinger, pastor of Cadiz Baptist Church, said in announcing Redd’s nomination. Continue reading “Redd nominated for KBC 2nd VP”

Churches encouraged to become engaged in foster care and adoption

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Frankfort—With 8,527 children in the foster care system in Kentucky—entering at a rate of one child every two hours and 25 minutes—the church and faith-based community at large needs—to get involved by educating themselves and engaging on every –level, Dan Dumas, the commonwealth’s recently appointed czar for foster care and adoption, said.

“Children don’t flourish in institutions. They flourish in homes,” Dumas continued. “We need great foster and forever families. That is a fact. And the church, the faith-based community, is the fertile place that should own this problem.”

Dumas, an elder at Crossing Church of Louisville and former senior vice president for institutional administration at Southern Seminary, sees his new position as a calling, referring to himself as a “benevolent disrupter.” He sees his experience in the military, marketplace, ministry, and executive leadership as invaluable to this new appointment. Continue reading “Churches encouraged to become engaged in foster care and adoption”