We encourage all KBC churches to observe a Calling Out the Called Sunday in 2023 where Christians are invited to respond to God’s call to ministry. We have provided resources to assist with this special day as needed. Email Steve Rice at email@example.com to let us know when your COTC Sunday is scheduled, and we will ask our COTC prayer partners to pray specifically for your church leading up to that Sunday.
Sixty percent or more of Kentucky Baptist churches utilize bivocational pastors.
KBC churches are having great difficulty finding candidates to fill their bivocational pastorate positions. The Calling Out the Called initiative is a 3-year focus with the primary goal of raising up local men to fill those bivocational pastorates. In addition to the primary goal, this emphasis will encourage men and women in other ministry-related callings as well.
Calling Out the Called Sunday
Let us know when you are having a Calling Out the Called Sunday at your church.
We will enlist the Calling Out the Called prayer partners to pray for your church on and leading up to the service. For downloadable planning resources, including posters, bulletin inserts, sermon outlines and order of service samples see below.
Is God calling you to ministry? For information regarding the Calling Out the Called scholarship, click here.
Calling Out the Called Sunday Resources
Bulletin Insert (Color)
Bulletin Insert (B&W)
Sermon Outline: Samuel
Sermon Outline: Matthew
Order of Service Samples