Key focus areas of the Pastoral Support Team in assisting Pastoral Families :-
Counselling & caring
Spiritual and personal enrichment
The Pastoral Support Team committee is made of the following representatives: -
Each geographical Network and ministry network will have a representative on this committee who will be assigned the task of fulfilling the task of this network geographically
Geographical Network /Association representatives
Ministry Representatives l
Pastoral Care focus areas for pastoral growth.
Renewing Pastors Spiritual Growth
Renewing Church life
Renewing Pastors Spiritual leadership
Renewing Pastoral family life
Partnering with the Ministry Board in the following areas.
Care of Probationers
Mentoring: - Pastors and Wives
Mentoring: - Lay preachers
Preparing resources for practical areas of ministry.
Preparing resources for personal matters that affect the pastoral family.
Preparation for the emotional aspects of retirement.
Practical assistance for pastoral families, widows and pensioners.
Collaborating with the BWD manse fund
Raising awareness of low pastoral salaries as a means towards finding improvement
Producing an annual recommended salary standard list for SA Baptist Pastors.
Teaching and encouraging churches to be take responsibility for paying their pastor and recognising the needs of their pastor and his/her family.
Training and Conferences
Organising Conferences and regional events that will assist with various aspects of ministry and personal development.
Electronic resources and contact
Continuous education and training resources and program for continued growth.
Managing and administering the annual administration pastoral fee.
Pastoral Support Team Suggested Reading for Continued Spiritual Growth
Remap to Recon – Brenda Slater Mc Neal
Soul Care – John Ortberg
Reading the Bible through African Lenses
Restoring the Soul of your Leadership – Ruth Hayley Barton
They call me Pastor- H.B. London & Neil T Wiseman
Pastor at greater risk - London and Wiseman books
Holiness – A. W. Tozer
Reset - David Murray
Preventing Ministry Failure - Micheal Todd wilson and Brad Hoffman.
Pastoral Support Team Newsletters and Encouragement - The Baptist Pastor