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Ephesians 4:12 (NKJV)
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Church Strengthening Resources

Church Renewal 

North American Missions Board

If you are a pastor or church leader looking for a way to revive and awaken your church to a fresh beginning, the Church Renewal Journey is your answer.

There are five weekends offered in the Journey. Each is focused on helping your church become more missional, regardless of where you are now.



Daryl Wilson

Darryl Wilson desires to assist churches and associations in effective general and adult Sunday School and discipling strategies. His mission is strengthening Sunday School, small group, and discipleship leaders as they reach, connect, teach, disciple, multiply groups, and send people out to change the world.


Kentucky and Beyond


Kentucky and Beyond is committed to encouraging believers to engage Kentucky, our nation and our world with the Gospel of Christ. We desire to help believers understand, embrace and get involved in The Great Commission.

Kentucky and Beyond is produced by the Missions Mobilization Team of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.


Stephen Rice

Pastor | Blogger

Steve Rice is the Team Leader of the Church Consulting & Revitalization Team at the Kentucky Baptist Convention. Before coming to the Kentucky Baptist Convention, he served as Senior Pastor of four Kentucky Baptist churches. Steve is a graduate of Morehead State University (B.A.), Luther Rice Seminary (M.Div.), and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.).



Converge is a movement of over 1300 churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus. We do this by starting and strengthening churches together worldwide.



Rick Howerton

KY Baptist Convention--Regional Consultants

Our consultants work closely with associations and churches to develop plans that help churches grow.

Specifically, our regional consultants:

  • Network, resource and encourage Kentucky Baptist churches in development, evangelism, and represent Mission Board ministries.

  • Work with directors of missions in their specific regions to develop strategic processes for assisting churches in fulfilling their God-given mission.

  • Consult with ministers in the area of church development.

  • Serve as resource partners regarding the dynamics, demographics, and specific needs of churches in their assigned regions.

    Rick Howerton