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Council on Ministry

The Summit 2020 Cancelled

To my SDB Pastor Colleagues,  After meeting with General Council on Friday, March 13 and in considering the timelines for many closures, the uncertainty of travel, the restrictions of bi-vocational employers, and the advice of the state of Colorado Health Department, we are making the ... Read More

2020 SDB Pastors Conference — The Summit

Save the dates!  This update about our Annual SDB Pastors Conference is provided by the Director of Pastoral Services, Rev. John Pethtel.  I am personally looking forward to the opportunity to soak in the content of this event, and especially eager to experience the encouragement ... Read More

Thank-filled Chipmunks

Our backyard chipmunk, Freddie, sometimes has simply heard enough.  I think that his expression is sometimes how we react after Thanksgiving.  We unfortunately move past the focus on thankfulness and gratitude for a mindless return to the daily grind of life.  How full are you ... Read More

Team 21 4th Quarter Prayer Initiative

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

Registration for MULTIPLY 2019 Closes on November 2. Don’t Wait!

From November 14-16, 2019, the fifth annual MULTIPLY Church Development Conference will take place in Colorado Springs, CO. The Director of Church Development and the Council on Ministry have been working to help provide an opportunity for those who are seeking to start new SDB ... Read More

Team 21 3rd Quarter Prayer Initiative – September 8-28, 2019

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

Join our Church Planting Prayer Initiative at Your Local Church

Team 21 is part of the ADVANCE initiative to promote, support, and fund church planting among SDBs. We are seeking out people who will donate $21 each month towards church planting, pray at least 21 minutes each week (3 minutes per day average) and for ... Read More

MOBILIZE for SDB Pastors Conference 2019 – Register Now

Our 2019 SDB Pastors Conference will take place from April 26-28 in Milton, WI. The theme will be MOBILIZE. All serving or retired pastors and their spouses are welcome to attend. Anyone who is training for pastoral ministry or is feeling a call to pastoral ... Read More

Updated Salary Guidelines for SDB Pastors Available!

2019 COSAR SALARY GUIDELINES FOR SDB PASTORS      The Committee on Support and Retirement (COSAR) desires to serve SDB churches by recommending minimum and goal salaries for full-time SDB pastors.       COSAR recommends that for churches who cannot meet the minimum salary requirement ... Read More

Pastors Conference 2018 Recap

From April 27-29, 2018, more than 50 pastors and spouses came to confer, learn, pray, encourage, worship, and laugh with each other around the theme, “Less Talk More Action”. Pastor Dave Stall and the congregation at the First Hopkinton SDB Church proved to gracious and ... Read More