Stuff For Pastors
Severns Valley Association of Baptists

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy
Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
(Matthew 28:19-20 NNAS)  

500 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42702

(270) 765-4023
Mailing Address:  
PO Box 541
Elizabethtown, KY  42702         

Office Phone:  (270) 765-4023   
Office located in the Ministry Center  at
500 College Street Road,  
Elizabethtown, KY

Office hours:  
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 am-12 p.m. and 1 -4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 am-12 PM

2018 SBC Convention

June 12-13, 2018

Dallas TX
2019 SBC Convention

June 11-12, 2019

Birmingham AL
2020 SBC Convention

June 9-10, 2020

Orlando, FL
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Marriage Counseling
Michele Weiner-Davis
Marriage Counseling
Willard Harley
When your church contributes to the Cooperative
Program through the Kentucky Baptist
Convention (KBC), the KBC retains a
predetermined percentage to help advance
Kingdom causes and spread the Gospel across
Kentucky. Then the KBC sends the remaining
portion to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC
Executive Committee in Nashville) to be
distributed to SBC entities according to the
budget formula annually approved by SBC

Know this – out of every Cooperative Program
dollar forwarded by the KBC to the SBC:
Almost $.73 goes directly to world missions
(50% to the International Mission Board and
22.79% to the North American Mission Board)
and almost $.22 goes to help provide theological
education pastors, church ministerial staff and

What other system exists that would better enable
your church to advance the Gospel?

There is no comparable system. Therefore it
logically follows that contributing to the
Cooperative Program should be a core
component of a church’s evangelism and
missions strategy.

Shepherds' Haven of Rest Ministries provides FREE retreats to
pastors and wives to renew their spiritual lives, their walk with
the Lord, their marriage, and their ministry through, relaxation,
solitude, Biblical guidance, and encouragement.  Our goal is to
give them time to refresh their bodies, minds, and spirits to help
them refocus on their sense of God's calling and purpose for
their lives and to restore their passion for God, their marriage,
and their ministry.  The long-term aim of SHOR is to help curb the
dropout rate and see men serve the Lord in power and in joy.

Shepherds' Haven of Rest Ministries
5525 Chester Street
Arlington, Tennessee 38002
Charity Check
Taking the Guesswork Out Of Your Benevolence Program

Charity Check is a quick and efficient way to share information among benevolent agencies to help avoid
fraud and to ensure that those who need help are receiving it.  Imagine being able to bring before you almost
instantaneously, the history of assistance already given.  Our service is so fast that you can tell if the client
has just come from the church or agency around the corner with their need already met.

As member agencies enter information about individuals seeking help, that information is stored in a
common database that can be assessed by others in the network.  No longer will you have to worry whether
their need is valid or not.  By having the information to make a better decision, you can be assured that your
help is going to those who truly need it.  Through Charity Check you can become a better steward of your
organizations funds.

Also, with our reporting feature, your organization can prepare reports for internal or external use.  A
community agency can be selected which has the ability to prepare reports on all agencies for statistical
analysis to use in securing grants or preparing community reports.

Not only will your ministry benefit, but you will be of help to countless other organizations as you make
available to them valuable information.  When an individual requests help from your ministry, simply enter
that information into the database.  By doing this, you will allow other members to see what has already been
done for the client and to make a more informed decision concerning their own assistance.  By working
together we can help one another.  

An agency simply needs a computer with access to the internet.  There is no special software or hardware
required.  Simply log onto our website and you are ready to begin using our secure and private network.

After receiving your application and registration fee, Charity Check will authorize the username and password
that you chose when applying.  Afterwards, you can log onto our website here at  Here
you can enter our member area with your new username and password.  Once inside you can choose to
search the database by Social Security number, Matricula number, Drivers License number or last name.  If
the individual is already in the database you can browse their history of receiving help.  Then you update the
database with the assistance given by you or denied by you.

If when you perform a search the individual is not found then you create a record with our user friendly form.  
Immediately the record will be ready for review by the next member church that is sought for assistance from
the individual.

It’s just that simple to use Charity Check!   For more information call
Usually meets the first Monday
of the month @ noon
   January         Immanuel
   February       Tunnel Hill (tentative)
   March           College Heights
   April             Hardin Memorial Hospital
   May              New Hope
   June              Lakeside
   September     GHC
   October         Hardin Memorial Hospital
   November      E-town Baptist
   December      Memorial