Participants in the 2018 KNCSB annual meeting were challenged to start new ministries in Kansas-Nebraska counties that don’t have a gospel witness.
The meeting was held Oct. 8-9 at First Southern Baptist Church, Pratt, Kan. “Leading through Change,” based on Joshua 1-3, was the meeting theme.
KNCSB Executive Director Bob Mills told of counties that don’t have a Southern Baptist witness — 31 counties in Kansas and 60 in Nebraska. Many of these counties have no evangelical witness at all.
Some of these places have small populations that will never be able to support a traditional church. So Mills challenged the crowd to start “Places of Light” such as Bible studies.
The meeting drew 254 registered messengers and 74 registered visitors.
Messengers approved the 2019 KNCSB budget. It totals $4,745,064. This is an increase of 7.6 percent above the 2018 budget.
Giving to the national Cooperative Program will be increased by one-half of 1 percent for a total of 29 percent.
All officers were reelected:
- President: Derrick Lynch, pastor of Blue Valley Baptist Church, Overland Park, Kan.
- Vice president: Voyt Lynn, pastor of First Baptist Church, Douglass, Kan.
- Recording secretary: Bryan Jones, pastor of Tyler Road Southern Baptist Church, Wichita, Kan.
- Assistant recording secretary: Susan Pederson, member of Prairie Hills Baptist Church, Augusta, Kan.
- Historian: Tony Mattia, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Wamego, Kan.
Bob and Marie Clark were recognized for their nine years of service as estate-planning consultants for the Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptist Foundation. They will retire at the end of the year.
Future KNCSB annual meetings are:
- 2019—Oct. 14-15 at Parkview Baptist Church, Lexington, Neb.
- 2020— Oct. 12-13 at Webster Conference Center, Salina, Kan. (The KNCSB annual meeting will be held at Webster Conference Center every three years.)
- 2021 – First Southern Baptist Church, Garden City, Kan., with the date to be announced
2017 KNCSB Annual Reports
Open the PDF links below to view the 2017 KNCSB Annual Reports: 2017 Annual, 2017 Book of Reports, 2017 KNCSB Financial Review, 2017 WCC Financial Review, and 2016 KNSBF Audit Report