Our Mission & Goals
The goals of KBCD are:
To carry forward the cause of Christ among deaf people.
To encourage a church-centered ministry (including Sunday School, Church Training, Worship and other church related activities) among deaf people.
To encourage the exchange of ideas, plans and programs that will strengthen the work of Christ among deaf people in Kentucky.
To develop reverence (honor and respect) for God, unity of faith, understanding of Baptist doctrine, Christian fellowship, and benevolence (helping deaf people with special need) among deaf people.
Accept the Holy Scriptures as the only guide for Christian teaching and practice.
Claim no authority over the local church.
Our mission Statement:
The mission of the Kentucky Baptist Conference of the Deaf is to encourage Kentucky Baptist deaf church members, leaders, pastors, interpreters, ministries, missions, and churches to obey and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) through purpose driven worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry, evangelism, and missions.
Membership in KBCD:
shall be made up of certain members of local Baptist churches properly affiliated with Kentucky Baptist Convention churches as follows:
Ministries and / or pastors of churches with a deaf ministry
Interpreters for the deaf
Other hearing workers with the deaf
Interested spouses and parents of the deaf and interpreters.
Associate (support group) membership in KBCD shall be made up of other Christian deaf persons who wish to be a part of KBCD. Associate members may enter full into the fellowship and enter into discussion in business meetings but they may not serve as officers, serve on committees, present a motion, or vote in business meetings.
Voting members at the regular annual Conference of KBCD shall be authorized as messengers by their local Kentucky Baptist Convention church.
Our KBCD officers and Executive Board recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are servants who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.