Pastoral Support

“Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which He obtained with His own blood.” (Acts 20:28 ESV)

Caring for the Carers

The Pastoral Support Team have the privilege of working alongside the Union, networks and associations to provide care to the pastors and spouses of our churches.

 

ASSISTING PASTORAL FAMILIES

 

Counselling & Caring
Church Education
Spiritual and Personal Enrichament
Fellowship
Pastoral Families
Financial Aid
Continuous Education

FOCUS AREAS FOR PASTORAL GROWTH

 

Renewing Pastoral Spiritual Growth
Renewing Church Life
Renewing Pastors Spiritual Leadership
Renewing Pastoral Family Life

PARTNERING WITH THE MINISTRY BOARD

 

Care of Probationers
Mentoring of Pastors & Spouses
Mentoring of Lay Preachers

RESOURCING 

Preparing resources for practical areas of ministry
Preparing resources for personal matters
Preparation for the emotional aspects of retirement

PASSISTANCE FOR PASTORAL FAMILIES, WIDOWS AND PENSIONERS 

Collaborating with the BWN Manse Fund
Raising awareness of low pastoral salaries as a means toward finding improvement
Producing an annual recommended salary standard for Baptist Pastors
Teaching and encouraing churches to 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

The Team

Each geographical Network and Ministry Network will have a representative on this committee who will be assigned the task of fulfilling the tasks of this network geographically

 

Chairperson of the Pastoral Support Team
Patricia Ihlenfeldt

Patricia has served as chairperson of this committee since the inception of this ministry at the end of 2021. The Support Team is made up of representative from each association and the WD

Jonathan Galant (EPBN); Andries Nqontsa (FSBA); Brian Anderson (KZNBA); George Ngamlana (BU Consultant); Colin Diesel (BU Administrator); Heather Sullivan (Pastors Wives Representative); Thembile Dunge (BBN); Greg Matthei (BU NML); Deon Malan (WPBN). Vacancies currently exist for representatives from the BNA and BANC

Please contact the Pastoral Care Team if you are currently in a local fraternal or TIM group in your geographical network and would like to link up with your local representative, or if you have any queries.