Church Operations

Every year The Baptist Churches of SA provides a minimum recommended ministers stipend package, as the basis for payment to pastors and church workers. Churches can adapt the recommendation to suit the particular circumstances of the pastor and the church. This is currently based on the Teacher’s Award and has been approved by the Executive since 2007.

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BCSANT holds a centralised fund for the accumulation of Long Service Leave entitlements for SA Baptist pastors as they move from church-to-church within SA. 

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Baptist Financial Services is proud to sponsor the ongoing provision of Financial Guides and other resources for church financial leaders. Contact the BCSANT office for log in details.

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A collection of policies to keep your local church functioning!

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The constitution in this resource has been designed as a simple template for you to use as you explore preparing your new constitution. The template can be changed and adjusted to suit your particular context.

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A simple form for registering church volunteers.

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An aid to compliance with the South Australia Work Health and Safety Act 2012 – an Act to provide for the health, safety and welfare of persons at work

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View this resource for examples of wording that can be used in a will for the purposes of a bequest to the Baptist Churches of SA & NT or other member churches.

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Understand your obligations for LSL payments, to be read alongside the Minister’s LSL fund policy

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A centralised fund for the accumulation of Long Service Leave entitlements has been established for the purpose of providing a mechanism for continuity of service for Baptist pastors as they move from church to church. Find out more about BCSANT Long Service Leave fund policy here.

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The Ministers’ Relocation Fund (MRF) exists to assist churches with the expenses associated with the relocation of a pastor in response to a ‘call to ministry’. Read the policy and information sheet here.

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This policy outlines the criteria, benefits and expectations for Ministries / Churches seeking to become Affiliate Members of BCSANT

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An aid for churches on the process cycle of staff appointments

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The Model Constitution in this resource has been designed as a template for you to use as you explore preparing your new Constitution. The template can be changed and adjusted to suit your particular context.

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A helpful template for outlining the terms and conditions of employment for a new pastor. Download here.

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