Messengers urged to ‘prioritize the harvest’

Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists were urged to increase their sending capacity to reach and disciple more people for Christ.

This was only one of the challenges that came during the 2015 annual meeting of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists.

“One Mission” was the theme of the meeting held Oct. 12-13 at Blue Valley Baptist Church, Overland Park, Kan., in the Kansas City area. The meeting drew 287 registered messengers and 80 visitors.

In his sermon on Monday night, Oct. 12, outgoing KNCSB President Andy Addis focused on Proverbs 14:4: “Without oxen, a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.”

Addis is pastor of CrossPoint Church, Hutchinson, Kan. He urged Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists to “prioritize the harvest. Clean stables aren’t doing a hell-bound world any good.”

During business sessions messengers approved the 2016 KNCSB budget of $4,827,852. This is a decrease of 1.3 percent from the 2015 budget.

Giving to the national Cooperative Program was increased by one half of 1 percent to 24 percent.