Maple Trail 2012 Preview

Maple Trail Ministry Consultants finished 2011 with relative ease.  God continues to be faithful and all of our consultants are doing well in their respective positions and ministries.  All in all, not much has changed in 2011.

  • Dr. Shane Garrison continues to serve as interim pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church in Garrard Co., just outside of Richmond, and on the faculty of Campbellsville University.
  • Mrs. Jennifer Garrison has begun work on a Ph.D. in Family Ministry at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and continues adjuncting in the Campbellsville Univ. School of Theology.
  • Mr. Philip Brunner continues to serve as Pastor of Worship & Administration at Main Street Baptist Church in Alexandria. 
  • Rev. Brandon Carrier continues as Associate Pastor of Pioneer Baptist Church in Harrodsburg and is acting interim pastor. 
  • Rev. Zach Rice continues as Minister of Music and Education at Immanuel Baptist Church in Danville. 
  • Rev. Dave Crowe continues as Senior Pastor of Bruners Chapel Baptist Church in Mercer County. 

Maple Trail is currently available for church consultations and ministry development projects in 2012.  We recognize churches are struggling financially and need to carefully consider their budgets in these difficult economic times.  We strive to keep our rates extremely low and favorable to churches of all sizes. 

If you are in need of help in moving your church or ministry forward into the future, Maple Trail Ministry Consultants could be your answer.

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A Busy Fall Schedule

A very busy fall season is shaping up for Maple Trail Ministry Consultants.  Our mission to equip the saints for the work of ministry has opened up several great opportunities to encourage church leaders and pastors across the state of KY and around the nation.

August 14 – Jamestown First Baptist Church – Dr. Garrison will be preaching in the Sunday morning service for interim pastor Dr. Rick Garner.

August 24 – KY Baptist Convention – Garrison will be filming two children’s ministry training videos for the KBC Children’s & Preschool division.  These videos will be posted online for children’s ministry leaders across the state to use as a digital resource in their churches.

August 27 – KBC Super Saturday Elizabethtown – Garrison will be leading two workshops in discipleship called “One-on-One Discipleship” and “Discovering Your SHAPE.”

September 10 – KBC Super Saturday Lexington – Garrison will be leading four workshops in Christian discipleship and Sunday School.

September 11 – Pioneer Baptist Church Bible Conference – Garrison will be preaching in the Sunday evening session for this annual week-long Bible conference hosted by Pioneer BC in Harrodsburg.

September 17 – KBC Super Saturday Owensboro – Dr. Garrison will be leading two sessions at this event for deacons.

September 24 – Valley View Baptist Church Christian Parenting Conference – Garrison will be speaking at the main session of the event.

October 10-12 – LifeWay Kid’s Ministry Conference – Garrison will be leading two breakout sessions on “Equipping & Encouraging Parents” and “Theology 4 Kids.”

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Maple Trail Ministry Consultants Turns 3

This week marks the 3rd anniversary of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants being in existence.  In those three years, we have been honored to serve numerous churches, local associations, and Christian parachurch organizations.

We would like to thank each of the following partners in our Ephesians 4:12 vision to “equip the saints for the work of ministry.”  These past 3 years have been the thrill of a lifetime. 

Thank you for trusting us with your people.
Sincerely, The Maple Trail Team

Local Churches

  • Bethany BC, Louisville
  • Crestwood BC, Frankfort
  • Campbellsville BC, Campbellsville
  • Columbia BC, Columbia (4 consultations)
  • Living Grace Church, Campbellsville (3 consultations)
  • Anchor BC, Richmond
  • Pioneer BC, Harrodsburg
  • Salem BC, Campbellsville
  • Good Hope BC, Campbellsville
  • Mt. Gilboa BC, Campbellsville
  • First Baptist Church Monticello
  • Hope Community Church, Lawrenceburg
  • Calvary BC, Corbin
  • St. Mark United Methodist, Columbia
  • Parkway BC, Bardstown
  • Bethlehem BC, Cunningham
  • Main Street BC, Alexandria

Local Associations

  • Taylor County Bapt. Association
  • Central (Mercer & Boyle Co.) Bapt. Association
  • Blackford/Breckenridge Bapt Association

Conferences & Events

  • Campbellsville Univ. Louisville Contagious Churches Conference
  • Campbellsville Univ. Pastors & Church Leaders Conference
  • CU Think Again Workshop for church leaders
  • CU Worship Arts Conference
  • KBC Pastors & Deacons Retreat
  • KBC Super Saturday (9 events)
  • KBC Youth Pastors Retreat
  • KBC Imagine Children’s & Preschool Ministry Conference



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Late Summer Opportunities

July 23-24 – Crestwood Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY – Dr. Garrison will be leading a Sunday School Teacher Training event on Saturday and preaching about the teaching ministry of the church on Sunday.

July 30 – Anchor Baptist Church, Richmond, KY – Garrison will be finishing the Transformational Church consultation process with pastor Chris Carroll and church leadership.

July 31 – First Baptist Church, Monticello, KY – Garrison will be preaching in the Sunday morning service.

August 7 – Campbellsville Baptist Church, Campbellsville, KY – Garrison will be preaching in the two morning worship services.

August 8 – Danville Christian Academy – Garrison will be leading a professional development seminar for teachers and staff of the Christian school in the afternoon.  That evening another session for the parents focusing on Biblical Parenting and Child Spiritual Formation will be held.

August 24 – KY Baptist Convention – Garrison will be filming training videos for children’s ministry leaders which will be part of the KBC’s effort to equip and support churches. The videos are part of larger project to create online content for local church uses.

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Garrison Completes Interim Pastorate

Dr. Shane Garrison, president of Maple Trail Ministry Consultants, completed his time as the interim pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.  Garrison became interim pastor in August 2010 after the departure of Dr. Chuck Fuller.  This is the third church Garrison has served as interim.

Bethany BC is a 100-attender church in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville.  It sits on the corner of Taylorsville and Bardstown roads.  The church is highly committed to global and national missions and reaches many young seminary families.

Bro. Ken Vickery begins as the new pastor on July 17.

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Summer Ministry Opportunities

Maple Trail Ministry Consultants will be working with several churches and conferences this summer in various capacities.  We are excited to be invited and look forward to beginning relationships with these churches.

May 16-19 – Contagious Churches & Leaders Conference – Campbellsville Univ. Louisville Extension Center, Louisville, KY – Dr. Shane Garrison will be presenting a main session on how Millennials are reacting to the cultural shift of postmodernity and how that is radically shaping their worldview. 

The main session speakers are Dr. Leonard Sweet, Dr. Steve Ayers, Dr. Kevin Cosby, Dr. Jeff Eaton, and Jon Weece.

May 20-21 – Hope Community Church, Frankfort, KY – Christian Parenting Conference – Dr. Garrison will be presenting two seminars for Christian parents and preaching in the Sunday morning worship services.  Hope Community is pastored by Dr. Jeff Eaton.

June 11 – Anchor Baptist Church, Richmond, KY – Transformational Church Leadership Summit – Garrison will be leading Anchor through the Tranformational Church process.  Anchor is pastored by Chris Carroll.

July 24 – Crestwood Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY – Bible Study Teacher Training Workshop – Garrison will be presenting a training for Sunday School teachers and preaching in the Sunday morning worship services.  Crestwood is pastored by Dr. Michael Hail.

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KBC Imagine Conference Video

The following was taken during the 2011 KBC Imagine Preschool and Children’s Ministry Conference at Parkway Baptist Church in Bardstown, KY.  Dr. Garrison was asked to bring the message Saturday morning during the large group session.

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