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Understanding Other Beliefs


Kentucky Baptists interested in learning how to better relate to people from other religious backgrounds are encouraged to attend the Understanding Other Beliefs Conference on March 15, 2011 at LaGrange Baptist Church, 1139 Commerce Parkway, LaGrange, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..

Participants can select from three topics: “New Age Spirituality” led by Don Metcalf, “Latter-Day Saints” led by Bill Ellis, and ” What on Earth is the Next Generation Thinking?” led by Dave Meredith. Facilitators are certified in their areas of teaching by the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board.

“It is very important for Christians to know what other people believe and how that differs from biblical Christianity,” said Ross Bauscher, leader of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Evangelism Growth Team. Referencing 1 Peter 3:15, Bauscher added that it is equally important for believers to share their faith with an attitude of “gentleness and reverence.”

This free event is sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention Evangelism Growth Team and is made possible through gifts to the Cooperative Program. Advanced registration is not required.

For more information, e-mail KBC’s Evangelism Growth Team at evangelism@kybaptist.org or call (502) 489-3576 or (866) 489-3576 (toll-free in Kentucky only).

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New Website Design!

Welcome to the newly re-designed LaGrange Baptist Church website!!   Much planning and even more work has gone into the new design created by Hybrid Creative.  There is still a lot of work to do to complete the migration, so you will see links back to the old site throughout the duration of the migration process; however, the new design was just too good to wait any longer to unveil.

The new site provides support for Member access with room for things like classifieds, member business advertisements, directory information, etc.  It will take time to implement these things, but we are moving in the right direction.

We still have some kinks to work through, so we appreciate your patience.  In the meantime, please look around, listen to a sermon or radio broadcast, and enjoy our new site.

Thanks!!

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Welcome Benjamin Brainard

Yesterday, November 8, 2009 our congregation voted to call Benjamin and he has accepted the position of Worship Pastor.

Benjamin was born in Bowling Green, KY but grew up most of his life outside of Cleveland, Ohio. By God’s grace, he was blessed with Christian parents who were faithful to take him to church whenever the doors were open. Benjamin was saved at a young age, and was actively involved in church, but it was not until college that he was able to follow Christ apart from his family. This was a time of great growth and rejoicing in the gospel which led to the desire to be a full-time minister of the gospel. Benjamin graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2004 with a degree in Music Education and in 2005 moved with his new wife, Amanda, to Louisville to start seminary.

In December of 2008, both Ben and Amanda graduated from Southern Seminary with Masters of Divinity, his being focused in the area of missions and church growth.

Ben and Amanda welcomed their first child, Eleanor into the world March 2009!

Please join us in welcoming our new Worship Pastor, Benjamin Brainard.

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Mile of Pennies

The Agape class is collecting pennies for the ‘Mile of Pennies’ for KY Children’s Homes.  Anyone who would like to donate their pennies may give them to Jean Taylor or bring them to the Agape classroom in the Fellowship Hall.

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PTG Prayer Guide (Week 3): October 26-28, 2009

As we near the time for the upcoming Promoting The Gospel Conference, we covet your prayers – prayers for the conference, prayers for the team putting the conference together, prayers for speakers at the conference, and prayers for the pastors attending the conference (and those who could not attend).  Each week leading up to the conference, a new guide will be published with specific prayer requests.  These can be found in the bulletin at each worship service, here on the LBC Church Blog, the PTG Conference Blog, and the LBC Twitter page(including unique daily prayer requests).

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Statistics show that 70% of all pastors do not have a close friend; 60% are in some form of crisis; on average 400 pastors leave the ministry weekly in America.

Pray that the Holy Spirit will lead pastors to attend this conference; especially those men who are feeling isolated and overwhelmed.  Pray that God will use this conference to encourage pastors to stand firm. 

Pray for Janice Detwiler, McKenzie Combs, Lloyd & Goldie Taylor, Hugh & Babs Kreiger, Bess Cecil, Brenda Allen, Ernie & Gayle Henson, Andy &  Joyce Mitchell, Gloria McMillin, Tom & Margaret Nettles, Bobbi DeZarn,  Tiffany Spruill, Cissy Waits, Gary Veech, Ellen May, and Ruby Coomes as they prepare to greet pastors and run the bookstore for PTG.

Pray for Justin Taylor as he prepares to speak to our church body on
October 25th.

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PTG Prayer Guide (Week 2): October 26-28, 2009

As we near the time for the upcoming Promoting The Gospel Conference, we covet your prayers – prayers for the conference, prayers for the team putting the conference together, prayers for speakers at the conference, and prayers for the pastors attending the conference (and those who could not attend).  Each week leading up to the conference, a new guide will be published with specific prayer requests.  These can be found in the bulletin at each worship service, here on the LBC Church Blog, the PTG Conference Blog, and the LBC Twitter page(including unique daily prayer requests).

“At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.” Colossians 4:3-4

George Barna has discovered that “pastors are the single most occupationally frustrated professionals in America.”

Pray that God will raise up a Barnabas in every church in America. Pray that all churches will support their pastors according to scripture. Pray that this conference will be a time of refreshing for the pastors who attend.
1 Timothy 5:17-18

Pray for Eric Ball and Joie Rose as they work to spread the news of the conference to other pastors and churches. Pray for Rick Davidson as he oversees the logistical needs of the week. Ask God to give Rick creativity and the skills needed to cause the conference to move smoothly.

Prayer walk your neighborhood once each week leading up to the conference. As you walk by each home pray for the family. Pray that God will open doors in your neighborhood and give you an opportunity to share the gospel.

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