The Minister/Church Relations Department exists to serve the Kingdom of God by:
• Encouraging Pastors
• Serving Churches
• Assisting Associations
WHAT WE DO:
The Minister/Church Relations Department seeks to serve and encourage our ministers and other church employees, our churches, and our associations through a variety of ministries. We assist ministers in finding positions and churches in finding ministers through our Next Step Ministries. This is done as a service without trying to "place" ministers in churches.
We partner with GuideStone Financial Resources in seeking to inform church staff and other church employees about the retirement benefits and convention matching funds available to them.
We also seek to assist associations by providing training and conflict management, as well as other ministries. We promote participation in the Cooperative Program, provide pastoral supplements, and fund educational scholarships. We also, upon written invitation from a church, conduct informational meetings about the SBTC.