steps to affiliate

affiliation starts here

1

initiation

  • Church expresses interest in affiliating with the SBTC.
  • Pastor/Church Relations deptartment (PCR) receives affiliation form and initial CP contribution.

2

verification

  • Church plants are verified by SBTC Church Planting Dept.
  • Non-SBC churches are verified by a Field Ministry Strategist (verification form is returned to PCR).
  • SBC churches are verified through SBC Workspace.

3

information

  • SBTC Staff holds an information meeting at the church.
  • Suggested for all churches.
  • Required for all non-SBC churches.
  • Required for SBTC Church Plants in their second year of funding.

4

recommendation

  • Churches having completed Steps 1-3 are presented, one at a time, to the Credentials Committee at a regularly scheduled meeting.
  • The committee investigates and if all requirements are met, recommends churches for affiliation to either (a) the Executive Board or (b) messengers gathered at the annual session of the convention.

5

affiliation

  • A list of churches recommended by the Credentials Committee is presented for a vote to either (a) the Executive Board or (b) messengers gathered at the annual session of the convention.
  • Upon an affirmative majority vote, churches become affiliated.

6

cooperation

  • Affiliated churches continue to operate under the doctrinal parameters of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
  • Affiliated churches continue to cooperate with the work of the convention.

affiliation form

ENGLISH FORM

SPANISH FORM