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 the data each year on membership figures, baptisms, worship and Sunday school attendance and other key areas of ministry.
Information is power! The Kentucky Baptist Convention hopes you will consider your church’s completion of the ACP as an act of “informational stewardship,” similar to the stewardship you demonstrate through tithes, missions offerings and support through the Cooperative Program.
The ACP is also helpful to your church:
- Reviewing data from several years can help your local church as you plan your ministry strategy each year.
- Completing the profile each year means your church will always have a “second 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 via the profile, you can be confident you are sending the maximum number of messengers to the meeting each year.
Most drivers know that it is difficult, even dangerous, to maneuver without a clear vision of the road ahead. ACP data provides your association, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the SBC key insights into the spiritual condition of your mission field.
With this information, the KBC Mission Board and staff are better equipped to develop events and services that meet your church or association’s precise ministry needs.
KBC was created by churches for churches to help churches reach Kentucky and the world for Christ. We don’t want to miss a beat in our mission to equip your church as we pursue the Great Commission Together!
Questions about the Annual Church Profile? Contact Rick Pryor, training and development specialist, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (502) 489-3327 or 1-866-489-3327 (toll-free in Kentucky).
*From the Constitution and Bylaws of the Kentucky Baptist Convention:
¶ 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.