Taylor Mill Church’s Culture of Evanglism

by: Stewart Lozensky
Photo courtesy of kentuckyipl.org

During 2013, the Taylor Mill Church in Kentucky has been striving for a culture of evangelism. Rather than having a single evangelistic event, each endeavor dovetails into the next event. The members have supported the events with their time and talents to accomplish many outreach efforts, including:

  • 800+ copies of the Great Controversy distributed door to door with ASI
  • Hosting “Life Line” Health Screening events
  • Vacation Bible Schools
  • The development of discipleship teams and small groups
  • Mailing out 5,000 Bible study cards and following up with Bible studies
  • Hosting the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference Literature Evangelism team for a week long group canvas
  • Mailing of nearly 50,000 handbills with a corresponding television ad inviting people to attend the upcoming prophecy series
  • Forty days of prayer and fasting leading up to the opening night of “Revelation Speaks Hope” with Kieth Noll, conference Evangelist
  • Follow up in the “Prophesies of Hope” class held weekly at the church and personal Bible studies

As a result of the efforts, four people took a stand at the end of the Revelation series, and now another eight have made a decision for Christ as well. The prophecy class has several other attendees who continue to grow in the learning of new truth. A culture of evangelism takes the support and cooperation of many people with varying talents working together for the cause of Christ. Jesus tells us, “Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest?’ I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35 NIV

New SDA Church in Danville Kentucky

by: Dr. Naren James
Photo copyright to pdbreen, via Flickr

Danville was Kentucky’s first state capitol. It is the home of Centre College, and has been consistently rated one of the top five cities of its size to live in by US News and World Report. Despite it’s interesting history and a population of over 15,000 people, one important landmark was missing in Danville: no Seventh-day Adventist church.

In December of 2004, a group of Adventists from churches near Danville brainstormed how to change that. Led by Dr. Naren James and Sam Soler, this small group resolved that through the power of the Holy Spirit, Danville would have its first SDA church.

The group began to meet in early 2005 and have Bible studies together with people they invited every Thursday.  By 2007, the group was big enough to begin a monthly branch Sabbath school and church service.

In the summer of 2009, the Grove SDA congregation sponsored the group, and it became the Danville Mission Group. The Holy Spirit continued to bring new souls into the congregation and on July 16, 2011 the group was organized into the Danville Seventh-day Adventist Company.

On Sabbath, June 22, 2013, the Danville Seventh-day Adventist Church was organized and became the 99th church in the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference. Elder Steve Haley, conference President, and Elder Steve Rose, conference Executive Secretary, participated in the service. Testimonies were shared by new members Joe and Donna Forgacs, Ramona Brummet, and Dale Wilkinson.

President’s Message

Welcome to the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference website!
We’re hopeful that as you review it, you will find useful information regarding our conference’s administration, churches, schools, ministries, and most importantly, what I and the fourteen thousand members of this conference confidently believe: Kentucky-Tennessee is a great place to live, work, and serve our communities in anticipation of Christ’s soon return. If you don’t find the information you’re seeking, please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
Sincerely,
Elder Steve Haley