LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) — The Kentucky Baptist Foundation announced a $100,000 award to KBC for Disaster Relief at the May Mission Board meeting on Monday, May 9. KBF President French Harmon said the agency’s board voted to distribute the funds to Disaster Relief after the Dec. 10 tornadoes in western Kentucky.
Also at the Monday meeting:
• Lance Howerton said Crossings is expecting more than 18,300 campers this summer, making it the highest number of registrations in Crossings history.
• Clear Creek Baptist Bible College joins KBC in Calling Out the Called effort. President Donnie Fox said men who have felt a call to ministry will be allowed to audit a class for free – in person or online. Individuals can contact the admissions office for more information.
• Travis Smalley, a church planting strategist with Send City Missionary Council of North America in Cincinnati, spoke about his deep relationship with Kentucky Baptists and detailed how Kentucky Baptists have invested in him through the Cooperative Program.
• Brad Willis, missionary pastor at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, led a team of Disaster Relief volunteers in Poland to minister to Ukrainian refugees last month. He updated the Mission Board on the work accomplished and the relationships created during the eight-day trip. “None of this mission trip could have happened if we hadn’t worked and prayed together,” he said.
• The Mission Board unanimously adopted a budget of $22.2 million for 2022-23. Becky Harris, accounting manager and controller, expressed her gratitude for the KBC churches’ commitment to the cooperative program. She said CP’s donations for eight months of the current fiscal year are 2.13% year over year and so far 2.5% above the $22 million budget. of this year.
“We try to produce conservative budgets and practice conservative spending,” Gray said in the preface to Harris’ presentation. “We also have a conservative budget this year.”
Harris said the next budget will increase from $200,000 to $22,200,000.
There were other important missions giving highlights. Lottie Moon’s Christmas offer is up 7.3% from the previous year, and Eliza Broadus’ offer hit its budgeted target for the year – up 17.3% from the previous year. 2021. Lagging behind is Annie Armstrong’s Easter offering, which is 26% behind the previous one. year. “Last year was an extremely high year for Annie Armstrong after missing it the year before (due to COVID).
“I am so thankful to the Lord that the churches believe in the mission of what KBC is and what our mission organizations are all about,” Harris said.