FLORENCE—The Kentucky Baptist Convention recognized 10 churches for leading the state in raising member participation in missions projects.
The Send One More awards were presented at the Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting at Florence Baptist Church.
“Unbelievers will not come to church simply because we invite them. We must be ’sending’ churches,” said KBC Missions Mobilization Team Leader Eric Allen. “We have to go outside the walls of the church, build relationships and make sure people have the opportunity to hear about Jesus.”
Allen described a “sending” church as one that enlists, equips and mobilizes believers to engage the world with the gospel through such avenues as local community ministry, church planting efforts, disaster relief work, vocation as ministry, and short- and long-term missionary service.
The Send One More award recipients are:
– Fairlane Baptist Church in Alexandria, Curtis Combs, pastor
– Elk Lick Baptist Church in Lewisburg
– Green River Baptist Church in Cromwell, Kelley Harris, pastor
– First Baptist Church of Fredonia
– Brooksville Baptist Church in Brooksville, Tony Cox, pastor
– Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cadiz
– Nicholasville Baptist Church in Nicholasville, Craig Tackett, pastor
– New Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, Neil Immel, pastor
– Boone’s Creek Baptist Church in Lexington, Charles Dixon, pastor
– Knoxville Baptist Church in Williamstown, Craig Batson, pastor
The top sending churches were determined by dividing average mission participation by a church’s average worship attendance and then ranking the percentages of improvement from 2014 to 2015. (KBC)