BSK library named in honor of Bill and Joyce Holmes
General CBF / young Baptists

BSK library named in honor of Bill and Joyce Holmes

GEORGETOWN, Ky.— The Baptist Seminary of Kentucky has named its library in honor of longtime supporters Bill and Joyce Holmes, the school announced during its fall convocation Sept. 2. Bill Holmes, a BSK trustee and former interim president, practiced neurology in Louisville until retiring in 2007. He then completed a Master of Divinity degree and … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too
advocacy / Feature / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Black Lives Matter in Rural Churches Too

By Chris Hughes Elkin, North Carolina, is a town not known for its civil rights activism. The tiny textile town tucked into the Piedmont foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is more famous for the many vineyards that dot the gentle slopes between Winston-Salem and Boone. With a population of around 4,000 people, it is … Continue reading

Kentucky church celebrates 30 years of women deacons
Feature / women in ministry

Kentucky church celebrates 30 years of women deacons

By Ashleigh Bugg Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown, Kentucky, commemorated their 30th anniversary of ordaining women deacons. The month-long celebration featured various events including a service officiated by the Rev. Heather Burke on November 11. They honored Maribeth Hambrick, one of the first women elected as a deacon in the church, at Windsor Gardens, an assisted living … Continue reading

Pastoral Care & COVID-19: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky offers 6-session online workshop series
bold faith / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19

Pastoral Care & COVID-19: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky offers 6-session online workshop series

Ministers, deacons and congregational care-givers are facing a surge in the need for pastoral care—yet many of the ways we have offered care in the past are no longer possible. How do we address our anxiety over having to adapt to new ways of doing things; navigating physical danger; financial struggles; and other things we … Continue reading

In Kentucky as it is in Heaven: CBF field personnel bear witness to Christ among refugees and rural communities
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / Together for Hope

In Kentucky as it is in Heaven: CBF field personnel bear witness to Christ among refugees and rural communities

By Chris Hughes  On Friday mornings, volunteers set up six-foot folding tables and chairs in the narthex of a church in the south end of Louisville. The church bears the familiar markings of a post-World War II Baptist church, from the plain stained-glass windows to the wood paneling on the walls and ceiling. But the … Continue reading