LOUISVILLE—Planting a new church is an adventure and the Kentucky Baptist Convention has maps to help plot the course.
“One of the best ways to reach the lost in Kentucky is by planting healthy, gospel-centered churches committed to the Great Commission,” said KBC Church Planting Strategist Carlos De la Barra.
He said LifeWay Research reports almost half of church plant attendance consists of individuals who previously never went to church or had not attended in many years.
Basic Training Journey for Church Planters, held Sept. 31-Oct. 1 at the Kentucky Baptist Building in Louisville, provides insight into what makes a new church successful.
The two-day event is open to current and potential planters, spouses and any Kentucky Baptist who is interested in learning more about church planting.
De la Barra said participants will learn about defining a vision, mapping a strategy, and how to effectively communicate with partnering sponsors. They also will learn about the encouragement and prayer support available through the KBC’s church planting consultant and an established network of Kentucky Baptist church planters.
Basic Training Journey for Church Planters is provided at no cost because of the generosity of Kentucky Baptists through the Cooperative Program. To register, visit www.kybaptist.org/BTJ.