State Conventions and Evangelism: Cooperation, Capacity, and Contextualization

State Conventions and Evangelism: Cooperation, Capacity, and Contextualization
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By Kevin L. Smith, President of the Kentucky Baptist Convention

As a pastor, I stand with the 3,500 Baptists in my local church. However, as president of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, I stand with 750,000 Baptists in my state convention. We all stand together, united in the mission of Christ. The task before us is great. The spiritual darkness we are encountering in our culture is real. No individual congregation—regardless of size, location, or leadership capacity—can accomplish this task alone. State conventions exist to enhance and expand a congregation’s ability to participate in this disciple-making task.  We stand shoulder to shoulder with one desire: to see the Great Commission pursued to the ends of the earth!
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