Interest in Kentucky is increasing in how to make disciples. Our faithfulness to accomplish disciple-making is essential in order to be found faithful at carrying out Jesus’ command in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, ESV):
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
In order to address the increased interest, six Disciple-Making Forums have been planned between October 8 and November 7. Here are dates and locations:
- Thursday, October 8, 6:30-8:30 PM (Eastern time), Christ Community Church, 198 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville; Register at 502.633.1198
- Tuesday, October 20, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM (Central time), Blood River Baptist Association, 47 Aurora Hwy, Hardin; Register at 270.437.4203
- Saturday, October 24, 9:00-11:00 AM (Eastern time), Lowell Avenue Baptist Church, 420 Lowell Avenue, Campbellsville; Register at 270.465.5600 or 270.403.1484 (Cancelled)
- Monday, November 2, 6:30-8:30 PM (Central time), First Baptist Church, 216 Jenkins Rd, Eddyville; Register at 270.388.7693
- Tuesday, November 3, 6:30-8:30 PM (Central time), Warren Association of Baptists, 6448 Scottsville Rd, Bowling Green; Register at 270.842.4160
- Saturday, November 7, 9:00-Noon (Eastern time), Northern Kentucky Baptist Association, 301 Riggs Av, Erlanger; Register at 859.727.6522.
These disciple-making forums are planned for conversational exploration of the goal, strategy, and methods for disciple-making. They are designed for pastors, discipleship directors, and key leaders. The forums will focus on:
- defining disciple-making,
- strategic disciple-making questions,
- assessment of the disciple-making impact of programs/ministries, and
- ideas for launching successful disciple-making plans.
There is no cost for any of the Forums (except for lunch at the Hardin event). But registration is requested in order to have materials for everyone. Call the associational office number and tell them how many you plan to bring to the event with you.
Disciple-Making Forums will be led by Darryl Wilson, Sunday School & Discipleship Consultant for the Kentucky Baptist Convention.