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					CERTIFICATION APPLICATION SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION I. NAME_________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS_____________________________________________________________ street city state zip HOME PHONE___________________BUSINESS PHONE____________________ FAX_____________________________E-MAIL_______________________________ EMPLOYED BY__________________SINCE_________________________________ TITLE__________________________________________________________________ Previous work experience in church business administration: (minimum of 2 years full-time experience required) Name of Church City and State Period Served

1. _____________________________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________________________________ II. Certification Center Attended: [] Southwestern Baptist Seminary [] California Baptist University* [] Candler* [] Union* [] St. Thomas* [] Regis*

Date seminar work completed:_______________________________________________ Project Title:_____________________________________________________________ Date project completed:____________________________________________________ *If you completed your seminar work at a school other than Southwestern we will need a copy of your project and a letter stating that you completed both seminars. ________________________________ Signature ________________________________ Date Submitted $50.00 Certification Fee with application (payable to SBCBAA) 3 Personal Evaluation Forms (pastor/supervisor and two other leaders) Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010

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SOUTHERN BAPTIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATORS GUIDELINES FOR CERTIFICATION
The Program of Certification The Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association has established a program of certification for Southern Baptists involved in the field of Church Business Administration. Achievement of this standard will be attested to by recognition as "Certified in Church Business Administration" (C.C.B.A.). An appropriate certificate will be issued by the Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association. The requirements include: *Attendance at two ten-day seminars at an accredited certification center (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, California Baptist College, Candler School of Theology, Union Theological Seminary). *An approved research-action project in church administration that represents a responsible contribution to the field. *Two years continuous full-time work experience in the service of church business administration (church, agency, associational or denominational employment). *Submission of evaluations completed by Pastor/supervisor and two other leaders in applicant's organization. *Completion of application form and payment of prescribed certification fee. Recognition and Certification A successful candidate shall be presented with a certificate at the annual Baptist conference of Church Business Administrators held each year prior to the NACBA national conference in July. RECERTIFICATION GUIDELINES Recertification is required every five years following certification. The requirements include: *Attend either a March Baptist Church Business Administrators meeting at the Annuity Board in Dallas or the July Baptist meeting held prior to the NACBA conference. (A minimum of two in the five year period.) *Every five (5) years a C.C.B.A. will earn five (5) CEUs or equivalent (50 classroom hours) by: A. Attendance at an advanced seminar taught at one of the certification centers. B. Attendance at a denominational seminar or course related to one of the thirteen areas of study for the church business administrator. C. Attendance at workshops/seminars held during the NACBA national conference. *Complete a renewal application and submit a renewal fee of $15.00. *Submit evaluation forms completed by the supervisor and two key lay leaders. FOR INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS FORMS CONTACT:

Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010
817-277-6353 chery.durham@fbca.or

To be completed by the Pastor and/or Supervisor

PERSONAL EVALUATION FORM FOR CERTIFICATION CANDIDATE
Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association

____________________________________ has made application to the
SOUTHERN BAPTIST BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION for Recertification in Church Business Administration (CCBA/ required every five years). A recommendation and evaluation from the pastor or supervisor and two(2) organizational leaders is required. You cooperation in assisting the candidate to complete the application will be greatly appreciated. All matters pertaining to this individual will be held confidential but all forms must be on hand before the committee will act. (Please check the appropriate box.)

Areas of Evaluation
Church Finance Administration Skills Property Management Skills Office Management Skills Personnel Administration Skills Communications/ Public Relations Skills General Proficiency on the Job Dependability Ethical Conduct Personal Relationship with the Staff Personal Relationship with the Congregation Understanding the Nature of the Church

Above Avg.

Avg.

Below Avg.

N/A

Comments: ____________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
Signed __________________________ Date ___________________________ Title _________________________

Please Return Form To:
Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010

To be completed by a Key Lay Leader who works with the Applicant

PERSONAL EVALUATION FORM FOR CERTIFICATION CANDIDATE
Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association

____________________________________ has made application to the
SOUTHERN BAPTIST BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION for Recertification in Church Business Administration (CCBA/ required every five years). A recommendation and evaluation from the pastor or supervisor and two(2) organizational leaders is required. You cooperation in assisting the candidate to complete the application will be greatly appreciated. All matters pertaining to this individual will be held confidential but all forms must be on hand before the committee will act. (Please check the appropriate box.)

Areas of Evaluation
Church Finance Administration Skills Property Management Skills Office Management Skills Personnel Administration Skills Communications/ Public Relations Skills General Proficiency on the Job Dependability Ethical Conduct Personal Relationship with the Staff Personal Relationship with the Congregation Understanding the Nature of the Church

Above Avg.

Avg.

Below Avg.

N/A

Comments: ____________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
Signed __________________________ Date ___________________________ Title _________________________

Please Return Form To:
Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010

To be completed by a Key Lay Leader who works with the Applicant

PERSONAL EVALUATION FORM FOR CERTIFICATION CANDIDATE
Southern Baptist Church Business Administration Association

____________________________________ has made application to the
SOUTHERN BAPTIST BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION for Recertification in Church Business Administration (CCBA/ required every five years). A recommendation and evaluation from the pastor or supervisor and two(2) organizational leaders is required. You cooperation in assisting the candidate to complete the application will be greatly appreciated. All matters pertaining to this individual will be held confidential but all forms must be on hand before the committee will act. (Please check the appropriate box.)

Areas of Evaluation
Church Finance Administration Skills Property Management Skills Office Management Skills Personnel Administration Skills Communications/ Public Relations Skills General Proficiency on the Job Dependability Ethical Conduct Personal Relationship with the Staff Personal Relationship with the Congregation Understanding the Nature of the Church

Above Avg.

Avg.

Below Avg.

N/A

Comments: ____________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
Signed __________________________ Title _________________________ Date ___________________________ Please Return Form To:
Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATION
This is a membership  Application  Renewal

Name_______________________________________________ Title________________________________________________ Employed By_________________________________________ Business Address ______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________  Is this a change? Home Address _________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________  Is that a change? Business Phone ( Home Phone ( ) ) E-mail: Fax: (

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If the Business is a Church: Number of Resident Members: ________________ Number of Full-Time Employees: ______________ Annual Budget: _______________ Average Sunday School Attendance: ___________ My Primary Responsibilities Are (check those appropriate):  Finance Administration  Personnel Administration  Food Service  Facilities Operation  Office Managment  All of the Above

I have been certified as a  CCBA  FCBA ____________________________________________ Signature Annual Dues are $25.00 payable to SBCBAA Return to:
Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010

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FOR YOUR RECORDS

S.B.C.B.A.A. CERTIFICATION CHECKLIST
JOINED SBCBAA DATE JOINED:_________ MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE CURRENT SUBMITTED APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION WITH A CHECK FOR $50.00 DATE SUBMITTED_________________ COMPLETED SEMINAR 1 AT CERTIFICATION CENTER DATES COMPLETED SEMINAR 2 AT CERTIFICATION CENTER DATES IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND SOUTHWESTERN CERTIFICATION CENTER MAIL COPY OF PROJECT TO SBCBAA
Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010

EVALUATION FORM TO PASTOR WITH A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO S.B.C.B.A.A. EVALUATION FORM TO CHURCH LEADER WITH A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO S.B.C.B.A.A. EVALUATION FORM TO CHURCH LEADER WITH A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO S.B.C.B.A.A. MADE RESERVATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATION RECOGNITION BANQUET __________ IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE JULY CERTIFICATION BANQUET THAT IS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NACBA YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT AN ADDITIONAL $10 TO COVER THE COSTS OF MAILING THE PLAQUE.
MAIL TO:
Cheryl Durham, FCBA, CCBA, First Baptist Church 301 S. Center St. Suite 500 Arlington, TX 76010