LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) — The Kentucky Ethics League initiated revitalization efforts Thursday when its board of trustees met for the primary time in nearly 4 years, opting to tweak the complete identify of the group and beginning the method of figuring out subcommittees to assist the entity be extra useful to church buildings and households.
Gene Cole, pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in Windfall, was elected president and executive-director of the group. He succeeds his father, Don Cole, who died in April after main the group in opposing alcohol gross sales and playing enlargement for 20 years.
“The issues should not going away,” Cole mentioned. “Our work is extra necessary than it ever has been. We have to give you new methods to minister to folks.”
“We’re actually at a crossroads,” mentioned Cheryl Erwin of Harrodsburg, who prompt subcommittees be decided to additional the mission of teaching church buildings, assembly wants of households and construct alliances with organizations that concentrate on dependancy therapy.
After prolonged dialogue, trustees voted to vary the group’s identify to the Kentucky Ethics League, Inc. / Kentucky League on Alcohol, Playing Issues and Substance Abuse Issues.
Erwin additionally identified the battle in opposition to drug and alcohol utilization is non secular warfare, and there’s an pressing want for folks to wish. She mentioned that dependancy to alcohol or medicine “is the personification of Devil, who seeks to kill, steal and destroy. It should break the Father’s coronary heart to see believers addicted.”
Erwin was tasked with growing an inventory of potential subcommittees, which she is going to ahead to trustees so these might be prioritized. As soon as that’s carried out, Cole will schedule the following assembly. The group consensus was that it might want to meet greater than annually sooner or later.