Newsletter September 2023
Coming Events and Information
A Word from Charles

September is here. This past week, I think the final group of schools has begun. Hopefully, you are seeing things to settle down in your church setting. I was always ready to get the summer slump behind me and focus on the fall. As we know, Fall is a beautiful time of year, and it can be beautiful for our churches as well. I encourage you to schedule events and activities for your church. One of the things that I have done in my ministry was High Attendance Days.
High Attendance Days gives your members and attenders an opportunity to get involved in the ministry of the church. Sometimes our entry points into our church and small groups can be ambiguous. This ambiguity is not intentional, but it can happen. With the High Attendance Day, anyone can help in inviting someone to church. In the past, I have set a goal to achieve. This goal may be a chosen goal or trying to break an old High Attendance record of the past. I have had different results with High Attendance Days. They have been very successful and sometimes I have only seen some participation. I remember one High Attendance in particular. We did not reach our goal that day but the following Sunday we had more in Sunday School/Small Group Bible Study than the High Attendance Day. I confess that on that High Attendance I was discouraged but the next Sunday, we were able to celebrate. It must have been a delayed reaction. 
One of the reasons that I did High Attendance days was to provide an opportunity to invite people to church. In my pastoral experience, members and attenders need a reason to invite. Now we would think that people would consistently be inviting people to church. Sometimes we need to be reminded to invite people to church. 
If you have family that lives close to you invite them to your church. We all have family members that are unchurched, and we would like to see them attending. You may say I have already given them 10 invitations to church. Well, the 11th invitation may be the one that they respond to. Also, I invite friends and we need to invite them if they are unchurched. We all have friends and some of us have different groups of friends. We may have an affinity or hobby that we make acquaintances and build relationships. These relationships develop into friendships. 
Thirdly, I encourage you to invite associates, these can be coworkers or someone that we are associated with. For those in the work force, we will spend more time with coworkers than with family or friends. Always look for the divine appointment that God gives to you when you are with coworkers. 
Fourthly, we should always consider inviting our neighbors. Today we are living in a society that places little value on getting to know our neighbors. We live very private and often secluded lives. We need to build relationships with our neighbors to see where they are spiritually. We might be surprised to find someone we know or see who could be looking for a place to worship or for a place to answer their spiritual questions.  When I speak of neighbors, I also want you to consider your community. Does the community know that the church is there? We might be surprised on how little our community knows about your church. I strongly believe that our churches should have a strong presence in our communities. 
Another reason that I like High attendance days is because it has resulted in adding new attenders to the church. It may be one family or one individual, but I have seen it happen several times. Dr. Larry Purcell said, “Today people seek to belong to Sunday School/Small group Bible Study that offers that place where they can build strong relationships and especially with Christ Jesus.”  He further states, “We have seen that someone attending a Bible study group is more likely stay in church.”
 So let us think about a High Attendance event for your church. Pray about it and those who will attend. Be ready to meet those who arrive and assist them to where they need to go in your facility. Offer them a seat next to you so you can be there to help or explain. Simple things that we can do to have an eternal impact on their lives.

Bro. Charles 
Cincy at the Well
We are hosting a luncheon for pastors, women's and men's ministry leaders, outreach and mission directors, or other key people with a passion for mobilizing the church to reach women in the sex industry with the hope of the Gospel. Click here for more information and to register for this luncheon.
Volunteers Needed
Center for Children & Families

The DCCH Center for Children and Families, located on Orphanage Road in Ft Mitchell, provides many services and also offers various opportunities to volunteer. One such volunteer opportunity is mentoring and the primary reason for this post is there are just not enough volunteers. Please check out the website to learn more about this tremendous opportunity -

Since Bethesda Community Church began in 2005, we have had numerous children come to our church from DCCH through mentoring, foster parenting, and adoption. What an encouragement it has been to see these children thrive in their new environments. What a privilege it has been to serve them and watch them grow. And what a blessing it has been to see them come to Christ and be baptized. Just one quick story - A teenage boy recently was being mentored by a man in our church, he started coming to church, he made a profession of faith, was baptized, and we gifted him his 1st Study Bible. To God be the glory! 

I would be glad to share a testimony about what God is doing through our partnership with DCCH. You can also contact John Ross, Director of Programs, DCCH Center for Children and Families at 859-331-2040 or [email protected]. for more information.

Submitted by Tim Freimuth - Bethesda Community Church  
We still have space available for a few more teams at our golf outing. Please let us know you are coming before September 13th!

We are also accepting sponsorships from churches and ministry organizations. If you would donate $100.00 for the Second Baptist Church in Gdansk, we will note your sponsorship on one of the tee boxes. All proceeds go to the church!

Thank you!
Pastor Search
First Baptist Church of Ludlow

The family of believers at First Baptist Church of Ludlow, KY, is prayerfully seeking the man God has set apart to be our next pastor.

For context, our beloved former pastor, David Dauwe, passed away unexpectedly in 2022, leading our church into a time of mourning and a certain amount of uncertainty. Our initial course of action was to open our search relatively soon after this tragic event; however, we felt God leading us in a different direction and paused our efforts to heal and consider the future more carefully. During this time, we have reflected on both where we have been and where God wants us to go next. As a result, we are currently clarifying our church’s Mission and Vision statements and updating our bylaws to provide more flexibility and clearer guidance on how to accomplish them and feel led to re-open our search.

We would prefer to have a full-time pastor; however, we are open to this being a bi-vocational position and are willing to discuss schedules accordingly. In either instance, our primary goal is to find someone willing to partner with us as we seek to grow God’s kingdom here and elsewhere through evangelism and sound doctrinal teachings. 

Please apply by emailing a resume that details your beliefs and background to [email protected] by October 31, 2023.
Pianist Needed
East Dayton Baptist Church

East Dayton Baptist is in need of someone to play piano for their services. They do hymns and anthems from the hymnal. If you are interested, please contact Bro. Dave Simpson at [email protected].
FBC Bellevue Pastor Search

First Baptist Church of Bellevue, KY is seeking a bi-vocational part-time pastor for our small congregation. We are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and adhere to the doctrines outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message. Duties will include leading Bible study and Sunday morning worship service; assisting with community outreach; visiting with the sick and elderly; helping in the planning of religious events and performing services such as baptisms, funerals, and weddings. If you feel God leading you to us, please send your resume to First Baptist Church, Attn: Search Committee, 332 Prospect Street, Bellevue, KY 41073, or email to [email protected]. We will be accepting resumes until October 1, 2023.
Mark Your Calendars:
September 21 - NKBA Golf Outing (Registration due September 13)
September 10-17 - Mission KY/Eliza Broadus Offering for State Missions
October - Pastor Appreciation Month
November 6 - NKBA Fall Meeting, Burlington Baptist Church