LOUISVILLE — Turns out Greg Nimmo is the fastest director of missions in Kentucky, at least when it comes to getting Annual Church Profile reports turned in.
Nimmo, who serves the Crittenden Association in northern Kentucky, will receive a $200 check from the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Every church in the Crittenden Association has completed and returned the ACP report, which contains vital information about trends in church attendance, baptisms, and giving.
The Annual Church Profile reports are due by Dec. 1.
“The KBC understands how important DOMs are to the gathering of this information,” said Eric Allen, team leader for missions mobilization. “Therefore, we are offering incentives as a way of saying thank you for your efforts.”
In addition to honoring the first association that returns completed reports, every association that returns packets by Nov. 1 will be entered in a drawing for another $200 gift. And the association with the greatest improvement in the number of churches turning in the reports also will receive a $200 gift.
The reports help the KBC, Kentucky’s largest religious organization with some 750,000 members, gauge the overall success of churches on key indicators.
For example, last year Kentucky churches reported a total of 13,970 baptisms. The actual number of baptisms may have been significantly higher, considering nearly 20 percent of churches didn’t turn in a report.