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 joan@cbamissions to schedule a team.

Helpful Links


Overview of other worldviews/major religions –

Worldview training for students –

Issues/Current Events:

GBC Ethics & Public Affairs –

SBC Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission –

Church Planting:

Overview/training for some of the basic challenges of planting –


Building a Discipleship culture –

Perspectives on Ministry:

Helpful articles & resources –

Current trends & church growth issues –

Journals/Magazines –

Study & Preaching Helps:

Sermon planning –

Moblie app –

Study software & resource library –

Developing presentation skills –

Favorites from CBA Pastors:

Resources from R.C. Sproul –

Dictionary & translations –

Current trends – &

Broad range of church resources –