Created by churches, for churches, to help churches reach Kentucky and the world for Christ

Baptist Ministry Assistants of Kentucky


Feel connected to other ministry assistants and enjoy helpful training sessions

It is so hard to find time for making connections and learning new things during this COVID era. Below, you will find opportunities to spend your lunch hour doing just that. Best of all, you can do it right from your office chair!

Download the information sheet - click here to access PDF flyer

Watch past sessions here:

Helping Your Church Grow Through Social Media

Social media is a powerful connection tool. Why not use it to connect people to your church too? Learn simple, helpful tips to apply to your church’s social media presence that will encourage members and engage your community. This session covers everything from creating pages to planning and scheduling posts.

Join Marina Shelton to explore new social media possibilities for your church!

Time Saving Design with CANVA

Do any of us have a lot of time to spare? No, and yet, we need to create designs to communicate with purpose. Whether it’s an attention-grabbing social media post or you’ve been tasked with creating branding collateral, Canva is just the treasure box you’ve been searching for. It saves countless hours of learning difficult programming and you will be looking like a professional designer in no time!

Join Carrie Peterson as she shares her favorite Canva hacks. By the time we are done, you’ll love it too! 

About BMAK:


Baptist Ministry Assistants of Kentucky provides community, resources, and professional development opportunities that meet the specific needs of those serving Baptist churches, agencies, and institutions in Kentucky.


Membership in BMAK is open to secretaries and ministry assistants (and other interested office workers) in churches, institutions, agencies, and organizations owned by or affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention or in Southern Baptist-related agencies in Kentucky. Other interested persons may join as associate members, but they shall be ineligible to vote or hold office.

Click here to apply and pay membership dues online.
(Click here for a printable membership form to submit by mail.)

National Association of Ministry Assistants (NAMA) - formerly the National Association of Southern Baptist Secretaries (NASBS)

The National Association of Ministry Assistants educates and encourages ministry assistants/secretaries in spiritual growth and professional excellence. NAMA offers a national conference every other year. The next conference will be held April 28 – 30, 2021 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. For more information about this organization, click here.

Clara McCartt Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was formed in honor of Clara McCartt, who was instrumental in forming Kentucky Baptist Secretaries Association (the predecessor to Baptist Ministry Assistants of Kentucky). It provides financial assistance to the children of BMAK members attending Kentucky Baptist colleges. Scholarship distributions were awarded from the fund for the first time during the 2004-05 school year.

Contributions to the fund can be made directly through BMAK, and may be designated in honor or memory of a loved one. Consider contributing to the Clara McCartt Scholarship fund to further the education of Kentucky Baptist students.