Registration for the 2023 KBC Annual Meeting will open at the end of September.

All messengers are encouraged to register in advance of the annual meeting and may do so using the instructions below.

Registration Credential Information
By the end of September, each church eligible for messengers should receive information by mail that contains a username and password to be used for online registration. If your church registered online last year, the username and password will be the same. 

Once you know your username and password, you can visit and log in. The instructions are as follows:

Type your name in the box labeled “Display Name” and click “Save Changes.” Once logged in, click on the link under the section called “Active Conventions” labeled “Register for 2023 Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting.”

The introduction page will display your 2021 Annual Church Profile total membership, your 2022-23 Cooperative Program giving, and how many KBC messengers your church is permitted based on these numbers. If everything is correct, please click the “Continue to Pre-Register” button.

You are now on the “KBC Messenger Selection” page. To designate a church staff member or leader as a messenger, click on the drop-down box labeled “Select a Person.” Scroll down and click on the name you are looking for and then click “Add Messenger.” That name will be moved to the “Selected Messengers” column.

Do this for each messenger from your church. The registration program will maintain a running count of the number of selected messengers and will only allow you to select the amount your church is permitted to have. If you need to remove someone who has already been assigned, simply click on the “Remove” box next to the individual’s name.

If a messenger’s name is not listed in the “Available Leadership” area, click on “New Person” at the top of the drop-down list, enter the information for that new individual, then click “Add Messenger.” The system will check to see if the name is in our database. If it is, click “Select” next to the person’s name. He or she will be added to the messenger section list. If it is not in our database, click “Continue (not duplicated)” and the individual will be added.

Once all the messengers have been added, click “Continue to Pre-Register.”

The final page of the program lists the assigned messengers. From this screen, you will need to print a personalized letter for each messenger to take to the annual meeting. If you do not wish to print a form for a particular person, you may remove the check from the checkbox next to his or her name. Click the “Print Attendee Registration Letter” button to print your letters for all listed messengers. Give each messenger his or her personalized letter.

Each messenger will need to bring his or her form to the registration table at the annual meeting.

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Messenger Qualifications

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, as well as its staff, as guided by the KBC’s Constitution and Bylaws.

Article IV of the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Constitution and Bylaws states:

1 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.