We have chosen to associate and cooperate with three important groups of churches in an effort to glorify God and reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Shelby Baptist Association is composed of 28 churches and 2 Hispanic ministries that fellowship and work together to reach the people of Shelby County and the surrounding region.
The Kentucky Baptist Convention is composed of approximately 2,400 churches and many missions that fellowship and work together to reach the state of Kentucky.
The Southern Baptist Convention is composed of approximately 45,000 churches and about 16 million members. It is the largest and one of the fastest growing associations of Christian churches in America. SBC churches include every race, nationality, and ethic group. Each Sunday, services are held in over 110 language groups. The SBC baptizes over 1,000 new Christians a day in the United States and begins nearly 5 new churches a day.
What are the advantages of affiliating with the Southern Baptist Convention?
It allows us to identify ourselves with other Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to the Bible. Unlike other groups, the SBC has no man-made creed… the Bible is our sole authority.
It allows our church to participate in the largest missionary organization in the world. Through the SBC’s “Cooperative Program,” we help support over 9,000 career missionaries in 125 countries.
It allows us to be a part of a tremendous mobilization of church members around the country. About 100,000 Southern Baptist each year participate in short-term mission and disaster relief projects, at home and abroad.
It allows us to be a part of training, through our six seminaries, about 12,000 pastors and others each year who are called to vocational ministry.
It allows us to be a part of the LifeWay Christian Resources, the largest publisher of religious materials in the world. Orders come from over 70 countries around the world.