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Churches elect messengers (not delegates) to various denominational meetings, including the annual convention. The messengers determine the course of many programs, ministries and institutions of the convention and its staff as guided by the KBC Constitution and Bylaws.
Article III of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Constitution and Bylaws states:
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.
Here’s a list of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2013 annual meeting:
- Resolution on the Sexual Abuse of Children
- Resolution of Appreciation for R. Albert Mohler Jr. on the Occasion of His Twentieth Anniversary as President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
- Resolution of Appreciation 2013
Kentucky Baptists are invited to submit resolutions for consideration at the annual meeting.
In order to facilitate thorough consideration and to expedite the Committee on resolutions’s work, all proposed resolutions shall:
- be submitted to the Committee for review and consideration as early as June 1 but no later than 30 days prior to the next KBC annual meeting;
- be addressed to the Committee on Resolutions in care of the Executive Office of the Kentucky Baptist Convention at its registered or e-mail address (electronic copies are preferred);
- be typewritten, titled, and dated;
- be accompanied by a letter or e-mail from a church qualified to send a messenger to the annual meeting of the Kentucky Baptist Convention certifying that the person submitting the resolution is in good standing, and;
- include complete contact information for both the person submitting it, and his or her church.
No person may submit more than three resolutions per year.
The Committee on Resolutions shall prepare and submit to each annual meeting of the Convention only such resolutions the Committee recommends for adoption. Such resolutions may be based on proposals received by the Convention, except the Convention may, by a simple majority, consider any other resolution properly submitted to the Committee.
A list of the titles of all properly submitted proposed resolutions shall be printed and distributed to messengers at the Convention. The list shall include the name and city of each person properly submitting a resolution, and the disposition of each proper submission.
All resolutions and memorials shall require for passage the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present and voting.