The Queensland Baptist Assembly has voted to implement a change to the way QB Pastoral Leaders are supported by external support people. The new requirement for Pastoral Leaders will be to meet with a Pastoral (Professional) Supervisor 4 times a year and an Additional External Support Person 4 times a year. Each QB Pastoral Leader is free to choose their personal Pastoral Supervisor and Additional External Support Person.
These new requirements will begin to be implemented in 2023 and pastors will be required to transition to the new system over the next 4 years as per the timetable presented below.
A QB Pastoral Leader includes
a. are employed in a paid ministry role of more than 0.6 Full Time Equivalent (FTE), and / or
b. have a formal pastoral ministry that includes the provision of pastoral advice, support, counselling or assistance in times of need.
|Information Sheet – Churches||Download|
|Pastoral Supervision – What Now?||Download|
|Pastoral Supervision Implementation Plans||Download|
|Process for a Pastor to Transition to Supervision||Download|
|Pastoral Supervision – Training for Church Leaders||URL||View|
|Episode 1 – They Want me to do What?||URL||View|
|Episode 2 – Taking the Plunge||URL||View|
|Episode 3 – To Infinity and Beyond||URL||View|
|Episode 4 – When the Wheels Fall Off||URL||View|
|Experiencing Professional Supervision||URL||View|
|Professional Supervision – A Guide for Queensland Baptists||Download|
|Professional Supervision – Frequently Asked Questions||Download|
|Professional Supervision – Frequently Asked Questions #2||Download|
|Professional Supervision – a Biblical Reflection||Download|
Trigger point for transition to new Support system
Anticipated Start Date for new System
|Newly Registered Ministers||The approved registration of a new pastor marked by the:
* Completion of initial registration process (i.e., completion of the Ministry Supervision period for Registered Ministers Supervised),
* approval of a Transfer of credentials, or
* approval of a Reinstatement of Credentials.
|From 1st March 2023.|
|Registered Ministers (including Special Services or Leave of Absence)||Expiry of your registration triggering a request to re-register.
Any pastor may choose to swap over to the new system early by contacting Pastoral Services
|All re-registrations due after 1st March 2023.
Note: Registered pastors are normally registered for 4 years and so they will be trickled into the new system as their registration comes up for renewal.
|Retired Ministers||Letter sent to retired ministers who are identified as fulfilling the criteria for PS.||1st January 2024.
These Ministers will be requested to advise QB of their Supervisor and additional support person.