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Texas Baptists Annual Church Profile
· Fill out the form online or submit a paper form in the mail. Please enter statistical data for a full twelve months. The reporting period runs from October to September. Please report data by Nov. 30, 2023. "Soft Close."
· If you would like to download a blank copy of the ACP to gather information before using the online form, one will be available to download at txb.org/acp
· If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Kilcoyne, Information Management Team, Texas Baptists: (214) 828-5289, firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Baptists of Texas Annual Church Profile
For the 2022-2023 reporting year, report ACP data by no later than February 2, 2024.
For ACP credentials help, email email@example.com. ACP reporting for 2023:
All ACP reporting for Oct 2022-Sept 2023 will be through SBC Workspace.
Connect with the Baptist Student Ministry Hill College, Cleburne. To volunteer to supply Tuesday lunch for the students at Hill College during the fall semester, E-mail.
The Texas Baptist Center for Ministerial Health is pleased to announce the reopening of the Pastor Sabbatical Grant Program. The grant program helps churches make a pastoral sabbatical possible by providing financial support, counseling services and pulpit supply to eligible pastors. The Pastor Sabbatical Grant is a response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen pastors experiencing higher rates of burnout, increased stress, and difficulties in finding time to unplug from the demands of ministry. The grant program helps churches make a pastoral sabbatical possible by providing financial support of up to $2,000 for churches to employ an interim in the pastor’s absence and by providing travel and financial assistance for the pastor. Funding for the new sabbatical grants will come from the same funds used for the Minister’s Financial Health Grant therefore, there is a financial education requirement for the church’s leadership. The financial education includes a variety of options that best suit the needs of the church and is intended to ensure that the effects of the grant last long past the sabbatical time. Churches must be affiliated with Texas Baptists, contribute a minimum amount annually to the Texas Baptists Cooperative Program and submit a short essay to be eligible for the grant program. A grant committee will review grant applications and select grantees based on eligibility criteria and essay responses. Churches will be notified of grant approval/denial within two weeks of application submission. Applications will be accepted through the end of 2023 or until funds are no longer available. https://www.texasbaptists.org/ministries/ministers-financial-health/pastor-sabbatical-grant
- Apply Here The increasing costs of essentials like gas and groceries have put a strain on every family's budget. For pastors already living on a tight budget and still recovering from the economic impacts of Covid-19, inflation can make an already challenging season even more difficult. This grant is made possible through a generous gift from First Baptist Church of Midland and a matching grant from the Lilly Endowment as part of its national Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders Initiative. Please review the eligibility criteria below:
SBTC Gift Form - sbtexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/cp-gift-form.pdf
Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation - Serving the church. It' the reason we exist. It's why we're here. About us. Certificates. Church lending. Planned giving. Investments.
https://www.freewill.com/sbtf The Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation has partnered with a company called FreeWill. This partnership allows congregants of Southern Baptist churches, in Texas, to have a will done for FREE. This online process is simple in making a free basic Will, free Power of Attorney, and free Medical Directive to Physicians. Learn more at sbtexasfoundation.com/houseinorder.*Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation
GA - girls in action - Changing a girl's heart through Girls in Action. wmutx.org For more information, contact Teri Ussery, Missional Lifestyle Strategist for Preschool, Children, Youth and Young Adults WMU Digital Catalog 2022 - 23 See resources and leaders guides for GA's, RA's, and CA's (Children in Action), page 20 - 31.
RA - Royal Ambassadors - Missions Discipleship for Boys wmutx.org/missions-discipleship/preschool-children/just-for-boys. | What is Royal Ambassadors/Challengers? As boys are introduced to missional concepts, they learn they have an active part to play in God’s plan for their lives and for the world. They come to understand that God can use them now-even in their youth-to share His love with others and make a difference. Experiences gained through missions education lead to a lifelong commitment of service to God, His mission, and His church.*wmutx.org
Texas Baptist Minister Connection - A place for churches to post ministry openings Post Ministerial Job Vacancies Online and potential candidates to create a profile and share their resume. Create A Candidate Profile
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - The Office of Church Ministry works to connect Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary students and alumni with local churches for ministry opportunities as well as other employment opportunities. See employment opportunities and employer sign-up - Get connected with local churches and ministries.
Baptist Standard Classifieds - Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place an ad. Ads edited for space. For full details, including mailing addresses for resumes, see baptiststandard.com/classifieds
What is MinistrySafe? - Reduce the risk of child sexual abuse in your ministry with the MinistrySafe 5 Part Safety System. MinistrySafe Webinars: Oct. 17, 9:30 AM, - "Reporting Abuse", Nov. 16, 2023, 9:30 - 11:00 AM - "Importance of Record Keeping", (Best Practices and Pitfalls). Register here MinistrySafe Webinar | On-line trainings (Church Safety Workshop "Lite" and Sexual Abuse Awareness Training). The founders of MinistrySafe discuss Current issues and answer common questions in tutorials about the founding and mission of MinistrySafe. *TEXAS BAPTISTS Counseling Services - Schedule a free background check consultation. https://ministrysafe.com/the-safety-system/background-check/
Church Administration Resources: Security & Risk Management; Church Security Basics: Preparing for the Unexpected (Video). Safety & Security Resources | Sample Baptist Church Emergency Operations Plan *texasbaptists.org
Background checks for Churches, Lifeway partners with Backgroundchecks.com Prices, products, and information. Church and ministry background checks.*Lifeway Church & Ministry Background Checks
Oldham Little Church Foundation - Grants are typically considered four times per year, with the average grant ranging from $9,000 - $12,000 for the year 2022. Grant amounts may vary based on availability of funds, priority of need, number of requests received, etc. Facility Completion Grants are provided to churches across the United States. Awards are considered for a specific item(s) within a building repair, renovation, or new construction project that would be needed to help the church finish their project. Example: For a church remodeling its sanctuary, we would consider a grant award for lighting/electrical work, a baptistry, or church pews/chairs, etc., items typically needed to complete a sanctuary project. (See Criteria & Guidelines #8.) Criteria & Guidelines - Number 1.) of many... Church should have membership of generally not less than 40, nor more than 300. Order Book: Lasting Good. Book, Lasting Good: The Story of Morris Oldham and the Oldham Little Church Foundation (by the Oldham Little Church Foundation).
Share God's Love For The Nations Through Prayer - From the Bai of China to the Ingessana of Sudan to the many deaf in Mexico, God loves the people of the world and calls us to demonstrate that love as His representatives. Get to know 52 unreached people groups all over the globe this year. That’s why the IMB compiled a prayer guide highlighting a unique people group for each week of the year. The guide is called Loving the Lost, and each week it includes: a description and photo for a specific group, prayer prompts surrounding that group’s needs, and a verse to pray or memorize. Get My Guide*IMBTues
Texas Baptist Hunger Offering is a special offering that churches have the opportunity to support on every 5th Sunday through a special donation. If you have any questions about the Hunger Offering, please feel welcome to reach out. If you would like to order promotional supplies for your church, you can do so online at hungeroffering.org or directly through Texas Baptists at GC2 Press at gc2press.org/hunger-offering*Irene Gallegos, Director, Hunger & Care Ministries
Texas has more than 27,000 churches and nearly 30,000 children in foster care. Nearly 6,000 of those are Texas Baptist Churches. Imagine what could happen if one family from every church stepped into foster care and adoption ministry with their church body supporting them. Foster Care Adoption
Ready for School! starts soon. Coordinator Karen Morrow shares that volunteers are needed Tuesdays 12:30-2:15 PM beginning September 19th. The location is the World Relief Clubhouse in the Monarch Pass Apartments (Fort Worth). Further, Ready for School! is a 20 week, one hour, a week, family literacy program designed to prepare limited English speaking refugee parents and their preschool children ages 3-4 for PreK and Kindergarten classes in American schools. The class is a fun-filled interactive experience. Through literature, music, creative arts the children learn their numbers, colors, shapes, along with other basic concepts needed for school. Volunteers work with the families to complete learning activities. For more information contact us at email@example.com.
Mary Hill Davis Week of Prayer for Texas Missions. Sept. 10 - 17, 2023. Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions, Sept. 10 - 17, 2023. For additional Mary Hill Davis offering materials and prayer guides, contact Donna Rogers at FBC, Cleburne, ph. (817) 558-2020.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Week of Prayer - Dec. 3 - 10, 2023. Begin to order Lottie Moon Christmas offering materials Oct. 1, 2023. Dec. 5 - 8, 2023 - Lottie Moon Craft & Bake Sale, Henderson St. Baptist Church, Cleburne. Tuesday, Dec 5th, 2023, set up day, 10:00 AM. Wednesday, Dec. 6 - 7th, sale day, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Friday, Dec. 8th, sale day 10:00 AM - 12:00, noon. For more information contact: Betty Warren at (817) 645-8222 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org wmutx.org
North American Mission Board Week of Prayer - Mar. 3 - 10, 2024, and Mar. 2 - 9, 2025. FAQ
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