SBC travel scholarships available to small church pastors

SBC travel scholarships available to small church pastors

NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Pastors of smaller membership churches are eligible for help with expenses for attending the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting by applying through the Caskey Center for Church Excellence at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Surplus funds from last year’s Pastors’ Conference costs were placed in reserve by the conference’s officers and designated for convention travel scholarships for smaller membership pastors, with NOBTS’ Caskey Center designated to distribute the funds.

Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds must be used for flight, hotel, mileage, rental car, meals, books and resources or other convention-related expenses. If awarded, the $1,000 check will be mailed directly to the church with a letter designating the funds for the pastor’s convention expenses.

Pastors of congregations with less than 150 in average attendance and whose churches are unable or unwilling to fund convention expenses may apply.

Applicants will be asked a series of questions to determine eligibility. Personal contact information as well as church contact information will be required. By applying, applicants agree to use the funds to attend all four SBC Pastors’ Conference sessions June 10-11 as well as all of the SBC annual meeting sessions June 12-13.

Last year, 61 scholarships of $1,000 were provided from funding generated by the Pastors’ Conference, with $24,000 from its budget overage set aside for scholarships this year.

“The Southern Baptist Convention has always been comprised primarily of smaller membership churches,” said Jeffrey C. Farmer, associate director of the Caskey Center. “These faithful Christ-followers serve at the crossroads of America, proclaiming the Gospel and loving their neighbors. We are honored to be able to provide this resource so that many who have never attended the Pastors’ Conference and convention can participate in our denomination’s annual meeting.”

To apply or for information, go to http://www.nobts.news/ConferenceScholarship.

Home » News » SBC travel scholarships available to small church pastors
CSBC Logo

Mailing Address

678 East Shaw Ave Fresno, CA 93710

Phone Number

(559) 229-9533

Email Address

Info@csbc.com

Connect With Us

Subscribe to TW@CSBC

Enter your email and every Tuesday we'll send the latest news, interviews, and resources directly to your inbox.

Name
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Subscribe to TW@CSBC

Enter your email and every Tuesday we'll send the latest news, interviews, and resources directly to your inbox.

Name
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
© 2024 California Southern Baptist Convention | All Rights Reserved