Strategic Mission Partners

To maintain focus and effectiveness, a vital aspect of our missions strategy is to establish and maintain ongoing partnerships with churches and organizations to make disciples. These relationships are long term and holistic with both parties vested, involved, and connected. We evaluate each opportunity on a case-by-case basis and define our level of involvement and support using a three-tier structure.

  • Level One Partners receive consistent prayer support, regular funding, frequent short-term trips, and additional resources as needed.
  • Level Two Partners receive consistent prayer support, funding for special projects, and occasional short-term trips.
  • Level Three Partners receive consistent prayer and project-specific support. 

 

Local Strategic Partners

Nelson Baptist Association - Level One

The Nelson Baptist Association consists of forty-five Southern Baptist Churches, located in Nelson, Bullitt, Spencer, and Jefferson counties in Kentucky, who partner to strengthen churches and spread Christ’s love.

Hispanic Ministry- Iglesia Baptiste de Bardstown - Level One

This is in partnership with the Nelson Baptist Association.   Parkway is pleased to host a gathering spot for Iglesia Baptiste de Bardstown.  They meet for Sunday School in Room F-138 at 9:00 AM and for Worship every Sunday in the Youth Room starting at 10:30 AM.  

New Life Center - Level One

The New Life Center is a family support center located in Bardstown, KY.  We work alongside their staff to support and strengthen families in our community.

Room In the Inn - Level One

Room in the Inn (RITI) is a shelter program where different congregations open the doors of their churches for our community’s homeless.  Parkway is pleased to partner with this ministry and offers dinner and housing for the homeless on Thursday evenings for the months of April – October.  RITI Hotline (502) 343-7000.

Bethany Haven - Level Two

Bethany Haven is a transitional homeless shelter for single women and families in Bardstown/Nelson County Kentucky.

Gideons International - Level Two

The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. Through this partnership, we are helping to place copies of the Bible in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices.

Crossing Church, Bardstown - Level Three

We are blessed to co-sponsor Crossing Church, Bardstown. This church planting partnership is an answer to our prayer as we have been burdened to plant a church in this area of our county for years. As we have prayed for God to do this work, He was stirring the same passion in others. By His grace, God brought three distinct groups together Spring 2014 with a similar passion for planting a church in the same place. Crossing Church launched on August 10, 2014 in the cafeteria at Thomas Nelson High School.

Bluegrass Christian Academy - Level Three

Founded in 2004, Bluegrass Christian Academy is a non-denominational, Christian day school dedicated to providing a quality education with rigorous academic standards from a Biblical perspective.   

Northpoint Training Center - Level Three

Parkway Baptist Church provides a Certified Volunteer Chaplain (CV) for Northpoint Training Center, a medium-security state prison in Burgin, near Danville, KY. Services include a weekly Bible study, a Sunday morning worship service twice a month and counseling for prisoners and staff. The CV also provides routine chaplaincy support for the prison through the Institutional Religious Center (IRC.)

There are also members of Parkway who are involved in Residents Encounter Christ (REC), an annual three-day retreat in the prison which includes monthly follow up visits through Inmate Services. 

Bardstown Community Bible Study - Level Three

We are happy to be the host location for the Bardstown Community Bible Study (CBS) class.  CBS is an interdenominational Bible study with nearly 700 classes in the United States and 5 in Kentucky.  The mission of Community Bible Study is to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our communities through caring, in-depth Bible Study available to all.  For more information about CBS visit www.communitybiblestudy.org.

 

Regional Strategic Partners

Kentucky Baptist Convention - Level One

The Kentucky Baptist Convention is a cooperative missions and ministry organization made up of nearly 2,400 autonomous Baptist churches in Kentucky. These churches have a total membership of more than 750,000. The term “Kentucky Baptist Convention” refers to both the denomination and its annual meeting. Working through 71 local associations and in cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention, Kentucky Baptists share a common bond of basic Biblical beliefs and a commitment to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.

Scarlet Hope - Level Two

Scarlet Hope shares the hope and love of Jesus Christ with women in the adult entertainment industry. They provide resources such as transitional-living, career counseling, housing, mentoring, transportation, and drug rehabilitation with the ultimate aim of making disciples that make disciples.

Practical Shepherding - Level Two

This organization was founded by Brian Croft, Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky to serve as a resource center for pastors and church leaders to equip them in the practical matters of pastoral ministry. Practical Shepherding equips, encourages, and edifies pastors from London, Kentucky to London, England to lead and teach their people well by providing theological training and resources to them. We are convinced that partnering with this group to better equip pastors means exponential benefits as they glorify God by making disciples.

Sunrise Children's Services - Level Two

Sunrise Children's Services provides care and hope for hurting families and children through Christ-centered ministries.

Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center - Level Three

Our Mission is simply to love and encourage families. We do this by providing free mini-vacation style weekend retreats for families with physically or developmentally disabled children!

 
 

National Strategic Partners

North American Mission Board - Level One

The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. We accomplish that through Send North America, our national strategy for mobilizing churches to plant churches and mobilizing church planters and other missionaries to assist with those efforts.

Outpost Community Church - Level One

In 2016, Parkway commissioned Jason Aaron, along with his wife Amanda and their four children, to plant Outpost Community Church in Monroe, Michigan. The church began holding weekly worship services in January of 2019. Outpost Community Church strives to be a diverse family of rescued sinners, led by the Holy Spirit, growing in love for God and love for neighbor. We continue to partner with Outpost and celebrate the good work the Lord is doing. 

Redemption Church - Level Three

Faith Bible Church in Montana first met on August 24th, 2008 guided by a strong desire to hear the Word of God preached accurately and without restriction. Since suffering the tragic loss of their founding pastor in 2010, FBC has seen God heal and provide for them. Working alongside our North American Mission Board, we are partnering to strengthen, encourage, and solidify God's work at Redemption Church.

Samaritans Purse - Level Three

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. We partner primarily through their Operation Christmas Child initiative to send shoeboxes each year that provide a platform for sharing the gospel in remote places.

 

International Strategic Partners

Coreluv, Haiti - Level One

Coreluv’s vision is to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to orphans around the world by providing the six basic needs: clean water, proper food, healthcare, education, job skills, and a loving home. A small team from Parkway will be sent to the Myan Coreluv orphanage this summer to assist in various projects as well as with basic orphan care. 

Iglesia Petra Churches, Nicaragua - Level One

 Since 2012, we have been working with Harvest Church in the capitol city of Managua to plant churches in the surrounding areas. Their goal is to train and send church planters to begin 20 new churches by 2020.  We celebrated the start of 2 new churches in 2014.

International Mission Board - Level One

The International Mission Board (IMB) an entity of our Southern Baptist Convention. Its mission is to make disciples of all peoples in fulfillment of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. Over 6,000 people groups - 1.7 billion people - still live with little or no access to the Gospel.

20 Schemes - Level One

This is a unique opportunity to partner locally and abroad simultaneously. Pastor Matthew Spandler-Davison of Redeemer Fellowship Church in Bardstown serves as the Executive Director of 20 Schemes. Parkway will partner with this organization which exists to build healthy, gospel-preaching churches in Scotland’s poorest communities in order to bring true, sustainable, and long-term renewal to Scotland’s schemes.

The Church at Delmas 32, Haiti - Level Three

The devastating earthquake in January 2010 leveled the building used by the Church at Delmas 32. Because of our existing relationships in Haiti, we learned of the needs of this congregation and began this partnership in 2011. 

Baptist Global Response - Level Three

Baptist Global Response (BGR) is a disaster relief and community development organization with a heart for helping people in desperate need. We seek to demonstrate the love of God so that people in need have the opportunity to experience the full and meaningful lives God created them to enjoy. Our desire is to see people live their lives of with hope and peace, inspired to raise their families in confidence, build their communities with dignity and share this life with others.

BGR and its partners respond to people with critical needs, whether those needs arise from chronic conditions—like extreme poverty, contaminated water, or endemic hunger—or acute crises—such as natural disaster, personal trauma, or social upheaval.

BGR undergirds the work of Southern Baptists worldwide and partners with others who are like-minded. Baptist Global Response is not an official entity of the Southern Baptist Convention, but it is rooted in the soil of Southern Baptist life and committed to help Southern Baptists who care connect with people in need around the world.

Baptist missionaries in Quito, Ecuador - Level Three