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Demographics & Statistics
Demographics & Statistics Good decisions are based on good information. The Office of Decision Support is assigned to research, analyze, and interpret data retrieved from the BGCT centralized data base, Annual Church Profiles, demographic data sets, and other information data sets. Services Provide population and church statis...
Missions Giving Catalog
Texas Baptists Missions equips churches to lead, serve and engage others in gospel-centered conversations for Christ. We are actively caring for orphans and families, assisting those affected by disasters, planting house churches, promoting leadership development and providing ministry resources to help those on the mission field...
Bylaws and Governance
Bylaws & Governance A church's constitution, bylaws, and policies are not static documents containing rules and limits. When well-used, they create a framework for healthy and productive relationships in the body of Christ. Resources Sample Church Constitution & Bylaws Sample Church Covenant Sample Dissolution Statements C...
Finances Believers are responsible for investing earthly treasures in eternal pursuits. Texas Baptists store up treasures in heaven by handling money with wisdom and integrity. Resources ChurchExcell - Resources from the ECFA Sample Financial Procedures Church Budget Template Church Vital Signs Log (2016-17) Financial Policies &am...
Properties The buildings, furnishings, vehicles, and other physical property of a church are tools for ministry. Good stewardship of these resources is a reflection of our commitment to Christ and to serving our Texas communities. Resources Church Properties Policies Sample Properties Committee Sample 1 Properties Committee Sample...
Legal Issues Many ministry concerns have legal implications. These include the safety and security of children, incorporation, hiring employees, maximizing religious liberties, tax status, and others. Pastors, administrators, and lay leaders will find helpful information here. Resources Ministerial Exception Sample Dissolution Sta...
Risk Management Risk is a part of everyday life—you can't hide from it or avoid it completely. But churches can minimize risk with adequate insurance, policies, and practices. Resources Sample Church Emergency Operation Procedure Background Check Companies Preschool Teaching Policies Developing an Emergency Operating Plan Ch...
Communications and Technology
Communications and Technology It's our calling to make disciples in the 21st century. Effective teaching, preaching, and ministering require clear communication using effective tools. Resources Selecting Church Management Systems Sample Church & Social Media Policy Email Computer Policy Sample Back to Church Admin
Strategic Planning Forward-thinking churches trust the Spirit to guide them as they plan for the future. Use these tools to plan and carry out the work of Christ in your church's sphere of influence. Resources Demographics and Statistics Annual Church Profile Back to Church Admin
Volunteers Every believer is a minister, so enlisting, screening, and equipping volunteers are at the heart of a church's work. Wise church leaders invest heavily in developing members for service. Resources Background Check Companies Effective Committee Work Preschool Teaching Policies Nominating Committee Child Sexual Abuse Prev...
Cooperative Relationships Individual congregations need other congregations to partner with them in accomplishing a mission that's bigger than any single church. Explore ways to link up with other churches for common causes in Texas and beyond. Resources Cooperative Program Associations Back to Church Admin
Personnel Churches provide guidance and direction through personnel policies, job descriptions, and other resources, which support employees and volunteers living out their calling to serve God and others. Resources Ministerial Ethics Document Church Salary Reports MinistryPay.com Lifeway/Guidestone SBC Compensation Study Leadersh...
Resources HOME ABOUT US FAQS RESOURCES DONATE CONTACT: Jesús Romero, Director 210-326-3273 firstname.lastname@example.org 7838 Barlite Blvd.San Antonio, Texas 78224 facebook.com/isaacproject EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Understanding Immigration in the United States: A Responsible Dialogue Publication from CLC – En...
Center for Ministerial Excellence
Supporting pastors through grant funds and financial literacy. The Ministerial Excellence Matching Grant The Center will manage the Ministerial Excellence Grant Fund which will be used to award grants up to $5,000 to pastors to provide financial relief and economic stability. This is a matching grant. To complete the initial...
The office of Church Administration exists to help church leaders be faithful stewards of church resources. 2017 EXECUTIVE PASTORS' RETREATOctober 26, 20179:00AM - 3:30PM Learn More Financial Guidebook Now Available! The Church Financial Guidebook will lead you and your finance leaders through receipts, disbursement, financial eth...
CP Annual Report 2016
2016 Annual Report Texas Baptists Cooperative Program Sending our hearts where our feet will never go Where Does It Go? MISSIONS (38%) 3,000+ Worldwide Missionaries 159 BSM Missionaries on 115 Campuses River Ministry/Mexico Texas Baptists Missionaries 463 Go Now Missionaries Texas Baptist Men Bounce (Student Disaster Recover...
November 12-14 • Waco, TX Registration is now open for messengers Register Now Read more about the 2017 Annual Meeting More than 1,200 of our congregations are located in the Gulf Coast area affected by Hurricane Harvey. To help our churches you can pray, give, partner or volunteer. Get involved Does your church nee...
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Supporting pastors through grant funds and financial literacy. The Ministerial Excellence Matching Grant This grant is used to award grants up to $5,000 to pastors to provide financial relief and economic stability. This is a matching grant. initial ApplicationFAQs For a Microsoft Word version of the initial applicatio...
Sufficient unto the day
In college, my Greek professor had a standard answer when worried students started asking about the next exam. With a wry smile, he repeated, "Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." In other words, don't worry about that yet. (Or as some of us learned to interpret it, today was to be enjoyed because exam day would be a terr...
Executive Board approves preventative education and training regarding clergy sexual misconduct
DALLAS - In a proactive approach to address clergy sexual misconduct through prevention education and training, the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention of Texas voted to revise current policy at the recent February 22-23 board meeting.Vernon Stokes, chairman of the Administration Support Committee, presented the recom...
Addiction and the church
Most people are somewhat familiar with the topic of addiction, whether it is through media, books, educational or prevention programs in the community; or perhaps at a more personal level, by struggling with addiction or knowing someone who is in that journey. The fact of the matter is that everyone has had an encounter with this i...
Golf Classic Creates Connections, Brings Awareness
The Fourth Annual Texas Baptists Golf Classic was as much a reunion as it was a sporting event. “We have senior pastors and other church staff, camp and associational directors, institutional leaders, and so many others who participate,” said David Adams, Texas Baptists director of church administration and special proj...