UPDATE FROM CHURCH OF THE CROSSROADS

Things at Church of the Crossroads in Mt Washington KY are still going amazing and we’re still growing at a rapid rate. Since January, we’ve been averaging 440 people on Sunday mornings and have had 11 baptisms to this point. We continue to have to adjust and adapt to our growth in the space we currently have…which is a great problem to have.

On April 3rd we closed on a 23,000 square foot building that sits on a little over 4 acres. We have plans for a 600 seat auditorium and are ready for our architect to draw up blueprints. We’ve also hired a commercial contractor and believe remodeling could begin sometime in June.

The City of Mt Washington reached out to us for help in organizing and hosting our city Easter egg hunt at the new city park. We love it when the city reaches out to us for help. We want to be a blessing to our city and hope they see us in that way.

Thank you for prayers to this point. This church work certainly would not have happened without the partnership and prayers of Men for Christ!!!

–John Parkey

FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF MEN FOR CHRIST

AS I SEE IT
Article 2 of our Bylaws states our purpose(s):
A. Establish new congregations
B. Hold monthly meetings for the purpose of Christian fellowship and mutual edification in Christ
C. Promote and execute specific Christian activities after the general pattern set forth in the New Testament.

For those who have regularly attended the meetings this year, you may have noticed that there have been no major actions presented by the Executive Committee. MFC has not established any new congregations nor is it currently providing financial assistance to any congregation. We do not take specific action each month in achieving these two purposes. However, our purpose related to “monthly meetings” promoting “Christian fellowship” and “edification in Christ” should be our goal for every meeting.

The current pause in activities related to new and established works gives us an opportunity to build our General Fund resources for the next opportunities which will surely come our way.

In the meantime, let’s concentrate on the other purpose of Christian fellowship by participating in great meals, spirited song services and meaningful worship services. The Executive Committee is currently focused on encouraging attendance and participation by congregations who do not regularly attend our meetings. You can play a vital role in this endeavor. You know if your neighboring congregation is not attending. So, reach out to them. Invite them to share a ride with you to the next meeting.

GOAL: At the next meeting, meet at least one person you do not know!
—Charles Young, Chairman

ENCOURAGEMENT

TO: Men for Christ Congregations
FROM: Charles Young, Chairman
DATE: April 10, 2019
SUBJECT: Encouragement

This memo is designed to encourage men to participate in the monthly meetings of Men for Christ. You may be familiar with the history and activities of this highly successful church-planting organization, but for various reasons have not attended regularly. If not familiar with our organization, I encourage you to take a look!

Organized in 1952, Men for Christ has a distinguished history of establishing new congregations and of providing temporary assistance to established congregations.

Monthly meetings (except December) are held at various host churches. These meetings provide a time of fellowship and worship with men from area congregations. Although distances to our hosts may vary from your home site, I encourage you to look at our schedule of meetings for the remainder of 2019 and select those meetings which are closest to you. A Distance Chart is provided for the approximate mileage to our monthly host churches.

If you would like additional information about Men for Christ, please contact me at: cw.young@windstream.net or call 270-766-9655. The members of the Executive Committee are anxious to assist you.

Men for Christ has accomplished much since 1952 and plans to continue support for existing works and the launching of new congregations. If you are not currently actively involved, I urge you to attend a meeting and check it out. We need you to join us in our mission:

To Promote Christian Fellowship and the Strengthening and
Establishment of Churches after the New Testament Pattern.

Distance Chart


DISTANCE CHART TO HOST CHURCHES (IN MILES, Estimated)
HOST CHURCHES FOR 2019
CHURCHES JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV
Glendale Christian Columbia Christian Science Hill Christian Victory Christian Mt. Moriah Christian Mackville Christian Rolling Fork White Mills Lebanon Christian Campbells ville Jamestown Christian TOTAL DISTANCE
CHURCHES ATTENDED IN 2018
BEATTYVILLE CHRISTIAN 166 119 129 64 80 127 152 172 104 138 110 1361
BEREA CHRISTIAN 97 107 88 47 59 58 83 103 70 88 119 919
BOHAN CHRISTIAN 71 68 56 31 24 14 65 91 35 48 65 568
CAMPBELLSVILLE CHRISTIAN 48 19 64 54 37 39 38 55 19 42 415
CANEYVILLE CHRISTIAN 41 93 136 124 125 100 62 32 87 84 110 994
CROSSROADS 42 92 101 76 77 43 34 49 47 65 111 737
COLUMBIA CHRISTIAN 65 45 62 45 58 55 72 38 19 20 479
CORNERSTONE (SPRINGFIELD) 64 47 74 49 39 12 26 57 19 28 66 481
EGYPT CHRISTIAN 65 51 57 45 58 55 72 39 19 20 481
FIRST CHRISTIAN (ELIZABETHTOWN) 11 61 107 82 82 58 21 17 43 44 80 606
FIRST CHRISTIAN (RADCLIFF) 21 72 117 94 92 68 29 27 56 55 91 722
FREEDOM CHRISTIAN 87 20 40 72 41 74 77 90 60 42 6 609
GLENDALE CHRISTIAN 63 107 89 88 64 28 11 50 46 82 628
GLENVIEW CHRISTIAN 48 37 80 111 86 84 54 50 62 46 55 713
GRAEFENBURG CHRISTIAN 87 98 79 54 58 47 69 95 57 79 98 821
INDIAN HILLS CHRISTIAN 77 57 38 13 13 21 53 83 32 48 54 489
JAMESTOWN CHRISTIAN 85 20 35 67 41 74 77 90 55 42 586
JESSAMINE CHRISTIAN 93 80 56 24 37 35 79 99 54 72 76 705
JOURNEY CHRISTIAN 34 84 102 78 78 54 30 42 48 67 103 720
KNIFLEY CHRISTIAN 60 17 51 51 34 54 51 71 29 14 24 456
LEBANON CHRISTIAN 50 38 58 43 32 20 23 65 19 58 406
MACKVILLE CHRISTAIN 64 58 58 37 33 38 71 21 39 74 493
MANNSVILLE CHRISTIAN 93 29 47 44 27 41 42 65 21 11 37 457
McKINNEY CHRISTIAN 93 48 26 16 5 37 61 99 38 41 44 508
MORELAND CHRISTIAN 86 45 34 18 33 56 47 35 37 41 432
MT. MORIAH CHRISTIAN 89 55 34 17 11 32 64 94 34 47 51 528
NORTH HARDIN CHRISTIAN 20 72 117 92 93 68 29 27 55 55 91 719
PEAKS MILL CHRISTIAN 98 107 93 61 68 59 84 104 71 89 108 942
PLEASANT VALLEY CHRISTIAN 66 41 42 34 23 24 33 67 17 21 49 417
ROLLING FORK CHRISTIAN 41 55 84 75 56 38 35 26 38 77 525
RUSSELL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN 84 14 35 66 37 69 67 85 55 32 6 550
SALEM CHRISTIAN 19 52 100 80 65 56 12 26 33 35 72 550
SCIENCE HILL CHRISTIAN 110 45 32 32 59 91 116 58 67 35 645
SHILOH CHRISTIAN 70 41 62 45 58 55 72 43 19 20 485
SONORA CHRISTIAN 8 57 105 92 76 68 29 9 43 40 77 604
SOUTHERN HEIGHTS (SOMERSET) 109 43 10 42 42 65 100 113 68 65 33 690
SPRINGFIELD CHRISTIAN 50 47 63 39 39 12 26 57 10 28 66 437
TATES CREEK CHRISTIAN 152 106 67 35 49 55 77 103 68 87 109 908
UNION CHRISTIAN 15 47 159 82 64 56 12 25 35 30 67 592
VICTORY CHRISTIAN 88 62 32 16 37 75 95 45 54 67 571
WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN 74 31 27 32 16 47 57 83 31 29 28 455
WHITE MILLS CHRISTIAN 11 72 116 95 47 71 35 57 55 90 649
WOODLAWN CHRISTIAN 48 19 64 56 37 39 38 55 21 2 42 421

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Anytime we belong to or participate in an organization, including Men for Christ, I believe we have a responsibility to learn about that group. Recent events have demonstrated an increased need for a review by those of us who are involved in MFC. The following sections attempt to answer some common questions about Men for Christ.

WHAT IS THE VOTAW TRUST?

Among a list of faithful men with a heart for Men for Christ was the late Curtis Votaw of Harrodsburg. In 1994 his faithful presence, commitment and prayerful generosity led to his history-making bequest of over $2 million to Men for Christ to establish a perpetual trust fund. However, the trust funds are restricted to first mortgage loans to churches for buildings, additions to existing church buildings or other church-related facilities. No one church may receive a loan for more than 10% of the current value of the trust. Currently loans are available up to a maximum of $330,000. Applications for a Votaw Trust Loan may be made by contacting the Chairman of the Votaw Loan Committee, Allan Courtwright.

WHAT IS THE GENERAL FUND?

The General Fund of Men for Christ is the “operating” account. The only sources of funds are individual member contributions and contributions from member congregations. The General Fund is the only source of funds for launching new congregations, temporary assistance to struggling churches, and all other expenses incurred in achieving the goals of Men for Christ.

WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY FUND?

The Emergency/Special Needs Fund is funded by 10% of the net yearly interest from the Votaw Trust Fund. This fund is designed to cover needs created by weather damage, flood damage, earthquake damage, fire damage or other types of natural disasters.

WHAT IS THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE?

Elected by the general body, the Executive Committee consists of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and six directors. All business coming before the organization is referred to this committee for study and recommendation. The Executive Committee has complete charge of the business of the organization and may bring recommendations to the general body for approval.