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Annual Church Profile

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The Annual Church Profile is a quick and easy system used throughout the Southern Baptist Convention to collect vital statistical and leadership information.

Churches and associations are asked to compile data each year on membership numbers, baptisms, worship and Sunday School attendance and other key areas of ministry.

Information is power! The Kentucky Baptist Convention encourages you to consider completing your church’s Annual Church Profile as an act of “informational stewardship,” similar to the stewardship you demonstrate through tithes, missions offerings and support through the Cooperative Program.

HOW CAN ACP HELP YOUR CHURCH?

  • Reviewing data from several years can help your church as you plan ministry strategies each year.
  • Completing the profile each year means your church will always have a “backup copy” of your records in a safe place, should your facility be impacted by flood, fire or other disaster.
  • The number of messengers your church sends to the KBC Annual Meeting is determined by data you provide through the ACP. By tracking your church’s growth with the profile, you can be confident you are sending your church's maximum number of messengers to the meeting each year.

From the KBC Constitution & Bylaws:

ARTICLE IV

¶ 1 The Body shall consist of messengers who are members of Baptist churches cooperating with the Convention as follows:

(1) One (1) messenger from each church which: (1) Is in friendly cooperation with the Convention and sympathetic with its purposes and work. Churches in cooperation with the Convention are understood by the Convention to be local congregations of scripturally-baptized believers in general agreement with any of the historic Baptist confessions of faith and who voluntarily prepare and submit an annual church profile. And, (2) Has been a bona fide contributor through the Cooperative Program during the fiscal year preceding.

(2) One (1) additional messenger from each such church for every two hundred [and] fifty (250) resident members; or for each $250.00 contributed through the Cooperative Program during the fiscal year preceding.

(3) The messengers shall be appointed and certified by the churches to the Convention, but no church may appoint more than ten (10).

(4) Ballots shall be issued to each messenger at the time of registration, and only registered messengers present shall be eligible to vote on business matters brought to the Convention.

Most drivers know it is difficult, even dangerous, to drive without a clear vision of the road ahead. Annual Church Profile data provides your association, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention with key insights into the spiritual condition of your mission field.

With this information, your KBC Mission Board staff is better equipped to develop events and services that meet your church's and association’s precise ministry needs.

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