Southern Baptist Evangelists

P.O. Box 444
Katy, Texas 77492 USA

(770) 709-4657
cosbe@sbcevangelist.org

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Requirements for Denominational Endorsement

Please read carefully through the Requirements listed below, along with our By-Laws & Policies before filling out our Membership Application.

New Members' Incentive!

All new evangelists seeking membership who are under the age of 30 at the time of application have two fantastic options to help you in your calling to vocational evangelism:

If you are accepted after going through the Application Process, your first year's dues will be waived!

Take advantage of a full-ride scholarship option for seminary training through Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary! Find out more by contacting us at cosbe@sbcevangelist.org!


MEMBERSHIP

Membership shall be available to all Southern Baptist Evangelists who complete the following steps:

Notify, in writing, the Secretary/Treasurer or designated officer of desire to join this organization.

Complete the Membership Application, designating category of membership as one of the following: Vocational Evangelist, Bi-Vocational Evangelist, Evangelist Emeritus, Honorary Member.

Pay Membership Dues and maintain on-time payment of future annual dues. Membership Dues for the Vocational Evangelist are $150 annually, and $125 for the Bi-Vocational Evangelist, due no later than September 30 of each year.

Be approved by membership at the Annual Business Meeting each June, or by the Executive Committee.

DEFINITION

All itinerant evangelists who are engaged in a legitimate evangelistic ministry which exists for the purpose of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, salvation of the lost, and revival of the church shall be eligible for endorsement. Endorsement certifies that an evangelist is a recognized representative of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists.

REQUIREMENTS

All evangelists seeking Denominational Endorsement and Membership with Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists must complete the following steps:

Complete the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists Membership Application Form.

Sign the “Affirmations of Accountability” based on the Lausanne Covenant for Itinerant Evangelists.

Obtain and provide, along with Membership Application, a letter of endorsement from your pastor, and two letters of recommendation from other sources.

Include two current high-quality photographs of yourself with Membership Application Form, along with a copy of your Driver's License or State ID Card, and one other form of identification.

Give consent and sign form for a Background Check Consent (Membership Application Part Two.)

Have participated in an evangelistic training event, such as a conference, retreat, school or class. We highly recommend the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, offered online through Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Complete interview by a Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists officer, in person or by telephone.

Attach a brief, typewritten autobiography which includes your family background, salvation experience, call and commitment to evangelism, and any other significant events marking your walk with the Lord.

Return completed Membership Application Form to our office, along with non-refundable application fee of $175 for Vocational Evangelist, or $150 for Bi-Vocational Evangelist. If accepted, your application fee will be applied to your first year's membership dues. This fee also covers the cost of the background check.

Checks may be made payable and sent along with application to:

Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists
P.O. Box 444
Katy, Texas 77492
cosbe@sbcevangelist.org

Membership Application Part One

Membership Application Part Two (Background Check)

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