The Office of Leadership and Church Health endeavors to assist Alabama Baptist churches and associations to be on the leading edge of training and development of current and future leaders in order to fulfill the Great Commission and grow healthier churches.
Missionary Staff –

Mike Jackson – full bio
toll free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 210
direct 334-613-2210

Ministry Assistant –

Debbie Dickey
toll free 1-800-264-1225, ext. 218
direct 334-613-2218

Financial Q&A for the Bivocational Pastor

The number one financial question among bivocational pastors is "Can all my income be in housing allowance?” Answer: “Yes, if that is appropriate for your situation.” The average bivocational pastor in Alabama makes about $19,000 [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Bivocational Ministry, Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Most Important Tax News in a Generation

Many church members believe that the pastor is self-employed. Many churches treat the pastor as self-employed concerning compensation and taxes. But the truth is that the minister serving a church is self-employed concerning Social Security [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Church leaders urged to be wise managers of Lord’s money, educated on tax laws

It’s the Lord’s money and church leaders need to use it wisely, said Lee Wright, coordinator of church compensation services for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. Wright speaks on this topic often. In [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments

Important IRS News for Churches

There are 2 pieces of information important to church staff and church treasurers as we begin the new year.  See IRS.gov, then click on the news tab. IRS mileage rate for 2018 Beginning on Jan. 1, [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership|0 Comments

It’s Time to Freeze Your Credit

You have heard the news reports about the Equifax data breach. You should assume that your personal information is in the hands of criminals. You have also heard the instructions to “freeze your credit,” but [...]

By | September 16th, 2017|Categories: Church Compensation, Leadercare, Leadership, News, Stewardship|0 Comments

Conference to Prepare Participants to ‘Give Defense’ for Faith

In 1 Peter 3:15, the disciple urges his fellow Christians to “always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason of the hope that you have.” “Peter knew [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Leadercare, Leadership, News|0 Comments
Tue 27

Minister’s Tax Conference

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03
Apr 23

Transitional Pastor Training

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - April 25 @ 12:00 pm
May 04

CWE Leadership Training

May 4 @ 9:15 am - May 5 @ 3:00 pm
May 05

Central Alabama Spring Library Workshop

May 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shoal Creek Baptist
Jun 07
Jun 14
Jun 19