July 2021
Coming Events and Information
Jim's Journal
I don’t know about you, but July is the time of year that I get away for vacation and try to refresh. These last 18 months have been devastating in many ways, but God is good and the church is coming out on the other side and in many cases, even stronger than before the pandemic. My friend, Jason Lowe wrote this post and I wanted to share it with you as I believe it is VERY HELPFUL for this season. Please look ahead at some of our upcoming events in August-September-October and our Annual meeting in November. Put these dates on your calendar and we look forward to gathering again in full force.
Your Lead Follower,
As the pandemic continues to wind down, churches of all shapes and sizes are beginning to reengage their communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 
The summer months provide many opportunities for churches to be witnesses in their communities. If your church is looking for ways to reengage your community this summer, here are fifteen ideas to get you started:
1.      Host a free car wash. Grab some buckets, sponges, and a water hose, and wash cars in your neighborhood for free. It’s an easy segue from offering to wash a car for free to talk about the living water that Jesus also offers free of charge.
2.      Organize a free yard sale. In large cities and small towns alike, you’ll find yard sales and garage sales nearly every day during warmer weather. Therefore, encourage your church members to donate unused or unwanted items. Then, pick a date, and set up shop. The fun part is that you shouldn’t advertise the yard sale as free. When folks start asking the cost of each item, you can tell them it’s free, just like the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ!
3.      Free donut giveaways. Purchase several dozen donuts from a local bakery and then blitz local businesses with a sugar rush. First, you bless a local bakery with a large order, and then you bless local businesses in the area by surprising them with a dozen donuts. You can visit doctor’s offices, police or fire stations, or any office building. You’ll be surprised how this small act of kindness will impact others.
4.      Water giveaway. On a hot summer day, fill a cooler with ice and bottled water and visit a park or any location where folks are working outside. Bless them with a cold bottle of water in Jesus’ name.
5.      Host a free sports clinic. Recruit some local coaches or athletes, and host a free sports clinic. Baseball, soccer, or basketball are all great options. You’ll provide kids in your community with some helpful sports tips and the opportunity to hear the gospel.
6.      Host a block party. Depending on your budget, you can provide games, inflatables, food, face painting, and more. While it’s OK to host a block party at your church, it would be even better to do so at a local park or community center.
7.      Offer a drive-thru prayer station. Set up a location in your church parking lot or another site, and invite the community to stop by if they need prayer. You can also set up a prayer booth in a local park or other busy location in your community. Post a sign with the simple question, “How can I pray for you?
8.      Adopt a local park. Offer for members of your church to pick up litter in the park regularly. Offer to provide touch-up paint to equipment as needed.
9.      Adopt a local school. Similarly, offer community service assistance to the local schools in your community. Many schools have limited budgets and could use the help with painting, landscaping, and other small jobs around their facilities during the summer months.
10.   Clean gutters for elderly neighbors. Look for elderly neighbors in your community who may not be physically able to climb a ladder. Offer to clean their gutters and any other small jobs around their home. 
11.   Door-to-door gospel distribution. In many contexts, door-to-door evangelism is still effective. Purchase some door-hanger bags, fill them full of tracts and information about your church, and hit the streets in your community.
12.   Serve local businesses. Get to know local business owners in your community and learn about ways you can serve them. You might provide upgrades to their facilities. You could provide manual labor. Perhaps you simply pray for God to bless their organization. These attempts to serve your local businesses will often open doors to gospel conversations.
13.   Give away batteries for smoke detectors. Purchase 9-volt batteries in bulk, and knock on doors in your community. Offer to give them a new battery for their smoke detector. 
14.   Home repair projects. If you hear about a community member who needs a wheelchair ramp, collect the money to pay for the materials and organize a team from your church to build the ramp. If you discover a neighbor who genuinely needs roof repairs, do what you can to meet that need. While this idea can be expensive, the impact on the homeowner also increases exponentially.
15.   Organize Backyard Bible Clubs. Vacation Bible School is the most popular summer outreach event offered by local churches. It’s popular because it’s effective. Backyard Bible Clubs occur when you take VBS on the road. Reserve a shelter in a local park, or find another high-traffic location, and you can connect with children and their parents.

The summer months provide many opportunities to engage your community with the gospel. Choose one or two of these suggestions, and get started this week!
Jason Lowe
Council of Christian Reentry Ministry Information Meeting
Saturday, July 17, 10:00 a.m.
First Baptist Church Cold Spring

Hello, this is Jerry Wallace with the Council of Christian Reentry Ministry (CCRM). I am a deacon at First Baptist Church of Cold Spring and have also recently been ordained through my church for reentry & jail ministry. My wife Kim and I have worked directly full time for the CCRM ministry here in NKY for the past 3 years and have done so part time before that going back to 2011. Kim and I have also served as KBC volunteer missionaries in NKY ministering to those in recovery and reentry since 2015. We want to invite members of the NKBA to attend an informational meeting at First Baptist Church of Cold Spring at 4410 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, KY on Saturday July 17th at 10 a.m. A lite breakfast with donuts and juice will be provided and I will be presenting our mission to provide reentry employment to those in recovery and reentry from incarceration in Jesus name.  
We have had great success in assisting those in recovery and reentry with both gaining employment and by assisting with transportation for participants to get to work. The purpose of this informational meeting is so that those attending can spread the word about our ministry throughout their churches and the communities. We want local churches to utilize our ministry as a resource and want to invite those that attend to consider becoming community ambassadors. Community ambassadors simply learn about our mission and programs so that they can refer those needing our services, create awareness within their churches concerning our ministry, and invite local businesses to learn about our program as well. 
I am including a link to a brief video about our community ambassador's program for anyone interested to learn more. Once you have viewed the video please click on the contact link on that same page to let us know you plan to attend our meeting on Saturday July 17th at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Cold Spring in our Christian Life Center which is on the right side of our church when facing the front of the building. The meeting is scheduled to last no longer than 1 hour and I greatly appreciate your prayerful consideration concerning joining us on Saturday July 17 to learn more about the CCRM ministry.
Here is the CCRM Community Ambassador video link, please click the contact us link on this same page after viewing the video to let us know you will be able to attend the informational meeting or to simply request more information.  
Thank you and I look forward to meeting you!
Jerry Wallace
Jerry Wallace
Executive Director
(513) 302 5012 - Direct
(844) 405-7960 - Secure Fax
2021 Annual Church Profile (ACPs)
also known as "Church Letters"
are due to be completed by September 1, 2021.

The church profile can be completed online at
https://ky.sbcworkspace.com. The directions for completing online are on the SBC Workspace home page and are on the NKBA website under the Resources button.

If you would like a hardcopy of the ACP to complete by hand, please contact me at [email protected] and request your print copy. I can send that by email or USPS, as you request.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you,
Johnny Hunt
at the ARK Encounter

August 3, 2021

This one-day, Leadership IQ event is a gathering of North Central Region Kentucky Baptist pastors, staff members & spouses for inspiration, growth and fellowship. The event includes lunch, one hour of evangelism equipping with Johnny Hunt and fun at the ARK Encounter.
Equipping Topic: “The Passion, Practice and Plan of an Evangelistic Church Leader.”

Schedule: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST)* - LUNCH with greeting from an ARK Encounter Representative
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM - Evangelism equipping with Johnny Hunt
2:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Participants are free to enjoy the ARK Encounter including the 40 Days and 40 Nights of Christian Music
*You are free to arrive early to explore the ARK and enjoy the morning session of 40 Days and Nights of Christian Music. For more information about 40 Days and Nights event click here: https://answersingenesis.org/outreach/event/40-days-40-nights/
Ark Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Cost: $20 per person – includes lunch, equipping with Johnny Hunt and access to the ARK. The FIRST 275 people to register will receive a scholarship which waives the $20 fee. Parking is $10 for standard vehicles or $15 for oversized vehicles and paid upon entry.

For more information and to register for this event click here
EQUIP Church Leader Training

Thursday, August 19, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church Walton

Do your church leaders need to be equipped in this transition out of COVID? Our EQUIP tour is traveling to 10 locations around the state in August and September. Learn more about EQUIP and register for a location near you today at the Kentucky Baptist Convention website, or click here.
NKBA Mission Needs

The Cornerstone Fellowship
Interested in Serving the Poor?
The Cornerstone Fellowship is seeking volunteers to help prepare and serve community meals in Covington on Tuesday evenings once a month. This is a perfect opportunity for you, your church, or small group to learn what it means to serve “the least of these.” This is as much a relational and evangelistic ministry as it is a food ministry. That means your heart is more important than your skills in the kitchen. We will gladly partner with you if you have a willing spirit. Please email or call us for more information, or to set up a time to visit during an existing meal to see what we do and how you might be able to help. Email us at [email protected] or call Frankie Kropp at 859-992-4379.

Pastor Mike Rowe
The Cornerstone Fellowship
PO Box 15584
Covington, KY 41015
HOPE Ministries, FBC Covington

Our HOPE Ministry operates on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 P.M We serve hot lunches to the homeless population. We can always use the following items: packs of salad dressing (such as: Ranch, French and Italian dressing for salads) Hot Sauce, can gravy (Chicken or Beef), aluminum foil, cooking oil, spices (such as: salt, pepper. garlic and onion powder, Containers with libs for soup and chili ,3 Compartment Hinged Lid Containers, sugar, cans of tomato soup and chicken soup. Chafer fuel, plastic forks and spoons, plastic grocery bags. Cookies home made or store bought and bottles water.

You can drop off any items between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Mondays. You can call us at 859-581-6553 when you are on your way. We will appreciate any and all donations.

Thank You,
Pastor Adam Crews
FBC Covington, Ninth Street
Belleview Baptist Pastor Search
Senior Pastor
Belleview Baptist Church
6658 Fifth Street
Burlington, KY 41005

Primary functions:
1.     To effectively and fervently preach and teach the Word of God.
2.     To Biblically lead the members and staff of Belleview Baptist Church in areas of worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry and fellowship.
3.     To provide pastoral care through Biblical guidance and counseling.
4.     To assist and equip our membership to effectively reach the lost, not only in our community, but wherever God should lead.
-       He shall be either ordained or a candidate for ordination
-       Higher education is required, with some seminary education preferred.
-       Shall meet Biblical qualifications as set forth in I Timothy 3:1-7
-       He shall be a good steward of his income and faithful in tithing.
-       If married, his wife shall share in his dedication and loyalty to God and the church.
Please send resume to either the email or physical address below. Please provide a DVD or link to streaming media.
Contact: David Stolz, Chairman, Pastor Search Committee [email protected]
About Belleview Baptist: Belleview Baptist is a conservative non-Calvinistic church and has been serving the Lord for over 210 years. We are located south of Burlington, KY with an average Sunday morning worship attendance of 200 members. Our facilities include a 400 seat sanctuary, education wing and fellowship hall. Services are held Sunday morning, Sunday evening and Wednesday evening. Belleview Baptist is a rural church with far reaching appeal. We are truly a church family with active adult, youth and children’s ministries. Our current church staff consists of a Youth Pastor, Music Director, administrative and custodial personnel.
NKBA Dates to Remember:
Monday, July 5 - NKBA Office Closed for Independence Day
Tuesday, July 6 - Pastor & Staff Town Hall w/Dennis Pethers, 8 a.m. & 8 p.m.
(Dennis will only join the a.m. call due to time difference)
Tuesday, August 3 - Leadership IQ w/Johnny Hunt @ The Ark Encounter, 12 p.m.
Thursday, August 19 - KBC Equip Training @ FBC Walton, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 6 - NKBA Office Closed for Labor Day
Saturday, October 2 - Rooftop Ministry Prayer Event @ Radisson, Covington, 8 a.m.
Monday, November 1 - NKBA Fall Meeting @ FBC Highland Heights