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Pastor/Leader Helps

Spiritual Health/Soul Care

Local/Low Cost Retreats:

  • The Retreat at Long Mountain in Cleveland, Ga. – Recently renovated facility with capacity for up to 25 overnight. Easy access to local hiking & on site recreation. Contact Lakewood BC or director Bill Ingram at for information.
  • Shepherd’s Refuge – free or reduced cost to qualified guests (pastors included!)  13 miles N. or Dahlonega/5 mins. from Turner’s Corner.
  • The Christian Hospitality Network offers discounted lodging (25% – 50% depending on which nights of the week) for missionaries & pastors.  Facilities include both B&B style & traditional hotel accommodations.  See
  • Truett McConnell College has two furnished apartments available free of charge to pastors & church leaders.  Contact Dr. David Drake (Dir. of Church Relations) at to make a reservation.
  • Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa ( offers a reduced rate for pastors seeking a prayer retreat or personal planning retreat.  Call for rates:  (706) 886-3133
  • Camp Pinnacle in Clayton, Ga. ( maintains a cabin available to ministers & ministry leaders (reservation only.)  Call for rates:  (706) 782-3231
  • Ridgecrest Conference Center has a “Minister’s getaway” package @ $44 per night.

Staffing/Team Helps

  • Looking for a staff member?  Contact Dr. Thomas ( or call the CBA office to access current resumes.  Also, check out the Church Minister Relations Department at GBC:
  • Click this link for current compensation averages according to position, church size, or budget size:
  • Need to better understand the personalities, gifts, and passions of your team members? Click here for one of the best tools available:

Church Revitalization

  • CBA offers focused help for church health & revitalization via the Strengthening Churches Team. Click here for support & details.

Worship Evaluation

  • CBA will provide/assign one or more teams of “secret shoppers” trained to evaluate the Sunday morning experience & generate a written report.  (See sample form below.)   Call our office or email to schedule a team.

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