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New Mission Opportunities This Spring

During worship a few weeks ago we heard Paula Settle and Scarlett Jasper share with us the ways in which they serve Kentucky as missionaries.  Now you have the opportunity to work with them and help with their ministries. For more information email Brian Varble or call him at (859) 232-8955.

Serving with Paula Settle in Nada
Saturday 5/14/16    7am-5pm

On this construction trip help is needed to fix a bedroom floor and door.  Additional projects TBA.

Serving with Scarlett Jasper in Somerset
Saturday 6/4/16    7am-7pm

Work at Scarlett Jasper's mission house building and painting a fence and doing yard work.  All ages welcome.

Youth Minister Candidate - Justin Sizemore

Justin Sizemore 

God has blessed me with a calling to build relationships with students, speak the truth andlove of Jesus Christ to the world with them, and journey alongside them as they discover a calling for their lives, explore what that calling means now, and what that calling will mean in the future.

Ministry Experience:

Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA; July 2013 - Present
Associate to Minister of Families with Youth; July 2013 - December 2013

• Built relationships with youth
• Assisted in teaching Wednesday and Sunday evening Bible studies and Sunday School
• Responsible for sending out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and youth parents
• Led trips to PASSPORT Camps and CBF of Georgia Fall Youth Retreat
• Wrote curriculum for, planned, and led a Winter Retreat to Gatlinburg, TNInterim Minister to Families with Youth; January 2014 - August 2014
• Fulfilled role while also being a full-time seminary student• Sent out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and parents
• Taught Sunday and Wednesday evening Bible studies and Sunday School
• Coordinated Sunday School teacher schedule and recruited volunteers to teach
• Maintained relationships with the youth and walked with them through a time of transition
• Maintained and operated the youth ministry budget
• Planned a full spring and summer ministry schedule
• Led trips to CBF of Georgia youth events and PASSPORT Camps
• Coordinated, planned and led an in-house Disciple Now event
• Implemented a Youth Leadership Team and led monthly meetings
• Worked closely with other ministerial staff
• Participated in worship on Sunday mornings
• Bridged the gap between the former minister and the incoming minister
• Worked closely with incoming minister to help him transition

Ministry Associate with Youth; August 2014 - Present

• Co-lead youth group with current Minister to Families with Youth
• Responsible for sending out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and youth parents
• Continue to help plan and lead youth events
• Continue building relationships with current and incoming youth
• Coordinate Sunday School teacher schedule and recruit volunteers to teach
• Continue to participate in Worship on Sundays
• Work closely with the other ministers on staff

Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, KY; August 2012 - May 2013
College Ministry Intern:

• Built relationships with college students
• Prepared, practiced, and led music for the college worship service
• Helped plan and lead in other areas of the college worship service
• Help lead Bible studies on Wednesday evenings at HighPoint
• Helped plan other special events within the college ministry
• Preached for the youth ministry’s Disciple Now

First Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY; January 2012 - July 2012
Interim Youth Minster:

• Built relationships with students
• Worked closely with student leaders as they planned and led a youth retreat
• Maintained and operated the youth budget
• Planned and taught Bible study on Wednesday evenings
• Taught Sunday School
• Coordinated Sunday School teacher schedule and recruited volunteers to teach
• Planned a full spring and summer ministry schedule
• Participated in Worship on Sunday mornings
• Preached one Sunday
• Participated in staff meetings
• Wrote curriculum for, planned, and led a youth mission trip to Owsley County, Ky
• Worked closely with incoming minister to help her transition

Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY; May 2011 - August 2011
Summer Youth Intern:

• Built relationships with students
• Planned and led Wednesday afternoon youth activities
• Planned, prepared, and led a variety of Bible studies and social youth events
• Help lead in other summer activities in the church including Vacation Bible School
• Helped plan and lead a student mission outreach day with the Georgetown community
• Participated in staff meetings
• Led in Worship through reading scripture and playing the guitar
• Asked to preach on my final Sunday

East Somerset Baptist Church, Somerset, KY; August 2008 - July 2009
Middle School Youth Minister:

• Built relationships with students
• Planned and led a Wednesday evening worship service
• Led small group discussions
• Planned and led a middle school retreat to Gatlinburg, TN
• Helped plan and lead Vacation Bible School
• Put together a parent and volunteer support team


McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, GA

Master of Divinity in Congregational Ministry, to be completed, spring 2016

Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a double minor in Philosophy and Psychology, 2013

McAfee School of Theology- August 2013 - Present

Experience and Josiah Penfield Full Tuition Scholarship: August 2013 - Present

Award and Honors:

Awards Student Advocacy and Leadership Team Chair: May 2015 - Present

Admissions Office Student Worker: May 2014 - Present

Student Advocacy and Leadership Team Historian: May 2014 - May 2015


Academy of Preachers

Glenn Armstrong Preaching Festival: September 2011

Festival of Young Preachers: January 2012

CBF General Assembly Festival of Young Preachers: June 2014


Georgetown College- August 2009 - May 2013

Full Tuition, Room, and Board Scholarship- August 2009 - May 2013

Presidents House Association Membership Chair- August 2010 - May 2011

Campus Ministry Leadership Team Member- January 2010 - May 2010

Freshman Family Group Leader- August 2010 - May 2011

Presidents House Association Social Chair- May 2011 - May 2012

Resident Life Resident Assistant- August 2011 - May 2012

Campus Ministry Leadership Team Freshman Ministries Co-Coordinator- May 2011- May



Crossings Camps - June 2010 - August 2010

Summer Camp Staff- Bible Study and Recreation Leader

Somerset Community College - September 2006 - July 2009

Information Technology Assistant

Youth Xtreme Winter Conference

Xtreme Winter Conference
December 31st, 2015 -
January 2nd, 2016
Grades 7-12
This year we have plans to do something a bit different in replace of a fall retreat. We will be attending a winter retreat in GATLINBURG, TN from December 31st - January 2nd. Popular Christian artist and speakers will lead the conference such as Newsong, Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns, Francesca Battistelli, and King and Country. You can visit the conference website at to see the schedule of events. Sign up here!

Do You Enjoy Singing Christmas Music?

Join the choir as we prepare for the Advent and Christmas seasons!
If you have sung with the choir before or are new and would like to be a part of this special season we would love to have you join us.
There will be a special rehearsal on Sunday, October 4 following the 11:00 worship to introduce the new Christmas Music.  A light lunch will be provided. 
Regular rehearsals are on
Wednesdays, 6:30—8:00 pm
in the Choir Room  

Kroger Community Rewards Re-Enrollment

 For those of you who support our youth through the Kroger Community Rewards program, it is time to re-enroll.  Re-enrollment time is August 1-31. 
If you are currently a supporter through this program, you should receive an email reminder from Kroger with a link to re-enroll.  To re-enroll, please go to and sign in to your account.  If you need help with re-enrolling please call 1-800-KROGERS, Option #3.  If you have not been a part of the Rewards program to help support our youth, you can be a part NOW by signing up today at the website above. 

Youth Choir

Youth Choir Rejuvenation

Sunday nights at 5pm
Beginning August 30
Warren Howell, director
Maureen Howell, accompanist
Calling all Calvary youth and friends!  Build your spirit, build the community! We're excited to reorganize for a youth choir that fits the whole youth group! Everyone, use your voice!  Bring each other into the circle.  Each person is important and invited. Experience the joy of joining together!  Draw the circle wide, no one stands alone standing side by side.