Pastor toolbox

SERVICES & TRAINING

To schedule any of the training or services listed below, contact Laura Simms – Email Laura Simms or 770-936-5362; Or Laura Gray – Email Laura Gray or 770-936-5364.

Pastor Search Committee Training/Interim Committee Training

The Pastor/Staff Committee training presents a chronological, step-by-step process of the work of a Pastor/Staff Search Committee. The training includes resources to help the committee lead the church in searching for God’s Will regarding a new minister. Each member of the committee receives a study guide for use during the training event.

A CMR Specialist or Consultant will come to your church and conduct a 1.5-2 hour training on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evening. Once your Search Committee is formed please call our office to confirm a date for the training.

Pastor Search Committee Handbook Toolbox
To access training materials related to this training event click here…

The Pastor Search Committee Training is a free service to Georgia Baptist churches made possible by the faithful giving of Georgia Baptist churches through the Cooperative Program.

Transitional Pastor Training

1. Who should attend?
Any Southern Baptist Minister that is interested in training to be a transitional pastor and lead a church through this time of adjustment. This training builds on the knowledge a minister already has and focuses on this transitional time.

2. Where and when is the training?
The training is held at the Georgia Baptist Missions and Ministry Center. Classes are usually held in the Spring and Fall; specific dates will be in the Event Calendar.

3. What is the cost and what is included?
The cost at this point is $115. Included in the cost are the materials, breaks, and three meals. Lodging is not included in the cost but a block of rooms are reserved at a discounted price at the Holiday Inn across the street from the center.

Conflict Mediation

A process of third party mediation is available to churches, church staffs, and associations which is led by trained and certified third party mediators. Seminars on “Understanding and Resolving Conflict” are available for small groups, churches, and associations.

PASTORAL CARE

For more information regarding the following ministries, contact Laura Simms – Email Laura or 770-936-5362.

Barnabas Ministry

The “Barnabas Ministry” is a compassionate service to displaced ministers and their families. This ministry seeks to bring encouragement to suffering ministers and their families by meeting physical, emotional, spiritual and vocational needs. 

GBMB Job Board

  • If you are a Pastor seeking a job in a GBC Church or a GBC Church seeking to fill an open ministry position please visit our site georgiabaptistjobs.com to register as a job seeker or to post a job.
  • Other resources available for state and nationwide opportunities at sbc.net/jobs.
  • Contact Laura Simms (770-936-5362 or lsimms@gabaptist.org) with questions or concerns about the GBMB Job board.

RESOURCES

church job descriptions booklet

 

Church Job Descriptions Booklet

This 50 page booklet provides sample job descriptions for 35 of the most common positions in the church.
Click Here for the FREE Download (PDF 1mb)

Pastor Search Committee Toolbox

The following tools are designed to work in cooperation with training provided by Church Minister Relations of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board. If you choose to utilize these tools separate from training please call our office 770-936-5362 for help personalizing these tools to your individual church. (All downloads are PDF format)

Credit and Background Checks

Sites where you obtain a comprehensive criminal background check:

A typical site to obtain a credit check:

Pastor and Deacon Ordination

Constitution & By-Laws

These samples are available to you for drafting and building a church constitution and by-laws. 

Compensation Survey

The 2017 Compensation Study was a joint project of state Baptist conventions, GuideStone Financial Resources, and LifeWay Christian Resources. Compensation and congregational data was collected anonymously from ministers and office/custodial personnel of Southern Baptist churches and church-type missions. Reports are based on compensation for over 12,000 respondents from all 42 state conventions. 

Personnel

Church Staff Compensation

Employee Evaluations

Employee Evaluation Sample forms are available for you and your staff. The purpose of the performance evaluation is to inform the employee how well they are doing and evaluate areas for improvement. 

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