CINCINNATI, Ohio—Church planters have a vision for Cincinnati and could really use the help of Kentucky Baptists to reach the city with the gospel.
Estimates are that as many as 85 percent of the city’s 2.2 million residents are unreached and unchurched.
“The lostness is pervasive, but lives can be changed when God works through His willing servants,” said Kentucky Baptist Convention Missions Strategist Doug Williams.
Pastors, directors of missions and other church leaders are invited to discover ways their congregations can impact lives for Christ by meeting with church planters at the Send Cincinnati Vision Tour Sept. 29-30.
North American Mission Board Send Missionary Travis Smalley will lead the two-day tour held in partnership with the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Smalley also serves as the lead pastor of Lakota Hills Baptist Church in West Chester Township, Ohio.
Participants will share a meal Thursday, Sept. 29, and hear details about the Send City strategy in Cincinnati—one of 32 Send cities designated by the North American Mission Board. The following day, they will meet area church planters and tour Cincinnati’s inner-city.
Williams said getting involved in the tour has a dual benefit because when Kentucky Baptists get excited about doing missions, churches get stronger.
“One of the best ways to foster a culture of discipleship and sacrificial giving in our churches is to get members ministering in the lives of others,” he said.
Registration for the Send Cincinnati Vision Tour is available at www.kybaptist.org/cincy. The cost is $50 and includes transportation during the tour, meals and lodging. Hotel accommodations will be made by KBC staff. Rooms are double occupancy and can be reserved through Sept. 6.