Severns Valley Baptist Church
A Transformational Call (Titus 1:1-4)
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  • Severns Valley Baptist Church
    1100 Ring Rd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

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Curtis Woods
Kentucky Baptist Convention

A Transformational Call
Titus 1:1-4 CSB

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life that God, who cannot lie, promised before time began. 3 In his own time he has revealed his word in the preaching with which I was entrusted by the command of God our Savior:
4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith.
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Big Idea: A transformational leader will make transformational followers.

What is transformational leadership?

“Transformational leaders motivate their followers to do more than the follower originally intended and thought possible. The leader sets challenging expectations and achieves higher standards of performance. Transformational leadership looks to higher purposes.” Bernard Bass

I. Paul understands his identity and influence (v. 1).
a. Identity—I am a slave and an apostle (v. 1a)
b. Influence—I am a disciple-maker (v. 1b)

II. Paul accepts God’s love and trust (vv. 2-3)
a. Titus was Greek follower of Jesus who lived in a corrupt and callous culture.
b. God is incapable of lying because he embodies truth (v. 2)
c. God’s people are trusted for truth (v. 3)

III. Paul shows Titus affection and affirmation (v. 4)
a. God is breaking down barriers
b. God is building up the body


It’s more important now than ever for us to stay connected with our church family. The best way to do that is by being involved in a Small Group. Twenty three small groups are now meeting online. This is a great way to meet people and when we are able, you can join them in person when they meet.


We are sharing resources online so that kids can have small groups at home. We'd love to get your kiddo connected virtually.

Register Now! Virtual VBS

While this summer isn’t going to look like what WE had planned, we are so thrilled to follow God’s direction and see what HE has planned for this summer. Our SV Staff and Children’s Ministry team has been prayerfully preparing for an amazing week of VBS. You provide the tv and the couch, we’ll provide the interactive videos, worship, crafts, missions, fun Bible stories with easy-to-follow Family guides! This will be an exciting way to share VBS with your entire family! June 8-12. Geared towards 4 year old thru 5th Grade, but anyone is welcome!!  Register online through May 29.


All of our grades 6-12 small groups are meeting online. We'd love to get your student connected with a small group and share other ways SVstudents are staying connected during this time of social distancing.

Love People

Check out the many ways you can become involved in serving our church and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Share Your Faith

Here's a guide to help you know how to share your faith! Pastor Joe Thomas shares a few ways to spark a faith conversation. A great resource to check out is Share Jesus with someone today!


At SV, we want prayer to be a daily, interactive practice. On our prayer page you are able to submit a prayer request that can then be displayed on our prayer wall. You can choose to submit your request anonymously, publicly, or privately. While you're there, you can pray over the other requests listed and hit the "I Prayed for This" button to let the person know you're praying for them. Let's bear each other's burdens! 🙏🏻

CR Etown

God wants you to experience His grace and the encouragement of others who have successfully walked the road to recovery in their lives. While our Monday night gatherings have been on pause, we are posting online every week on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram.

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COVID-19 has changed all of our lives. These days have made us think about those we love and long to be with but can’t. We miss you. Click the link for our latest updates.

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