Already Endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists?

We are so grateful for your ministries and the good work that you do in the world. Thank you for representing the Alliance so well as you embody our mission, covenant and code of ethics. Thank you for your participation and your leadership within the life of the Alliance. We could not be who we are without you!

Interested in being endorsed? Visit our Considering Endorsement? page for more information.

Events for Endorsees

The Endorsed Community Sounding Room meets monthly on the 2nd Friday of every month from 1 to 2pm (Eastern). You are invited! If you are interested in attending and/or you have questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email Reverend Malu Fairley-Collins at malu@allianceofbaptists.org.

Educational opportunities are regularly made available for the Endorsed Community. Check back here for more information about the next one, or contact Reverend Malu Fairley-Collins at malu@allianceofbaptists.org to join our mailing list!

The Annual Endorsed Community Retreat will take place before Annual Gathering this year on Thursday, April 20, 2023 in Atlanta, GA. This event will be be hybrid, offering the opportunity to attend either in person or virtually. More information to come.

Maintenance of Endorsement

In order to maintain Endorsement with the Alliance of Baptists all endorsed chaplains, pastoral counselors, and CPE educators agree to:

  • Participate actively in a local congregation;
  • Make an annual financial contribution to the Alliance of Baptists of a minimum of $150 to maintain membership;
  • Submit an Annual Report including affirmation of the Covenantal Code of Ethics for Endorsed Clergy for the Alliance of Baptists by March 1st of each calendar year;
  • Notify the Alliance of Baptists’ Endorser of any change of ministry setting and any legal, ethical, or professional actions filed against the person within one month of the change;
  • Attend an Alliance of Baptists gathering at least once every four years. Attendance at Alliance gatherings is required in order to foster relationships within and among the Alliance of Baptists family and nurture the well-being and potential for ministry of those recognized by this process;
  • Complete at least 6 contact hours in clinical or professional ethics every 5 years.

Change in Endorsement Setting

Endorsement is a particular ministry setting and level of certification. Endorsement may be transferred from one ministry setting or level of certification to another when requested by the endorsee.

The endorsed person must notify the Endorser, via email, of such a change within one month of the change and include a brief description of such change. Said changes can be emailed to malu@allianceofbaptists.org.

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