Professional Development

All persons accredited with Baptist Churches of South Australia should have a current Professional Development Plan, which is reviewed every three years. The following documents and links might be useful in completing and updating this plan.

Professional Development Ideas

Various professional development opportunities, resources, and ideas for pastors



Tabor Courses:

Bible College SA Courses: 

  • Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma of Ministry
  • Master of Arts (Ministry or Theology)
  • Master of Theology 

Other SA 2023 Intensives: 

Online courses:  


SA Conferences 2023

  • 4D, Edwardstown Baptist Church, 20 May, 2023
  • Pastors Gathering, Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, 2-3 Aug, 2023
  • Inspire SA, West Beach Community Church, 24-25 October, 2023



Seminars and Workshops

Practical courses run by community organisations:

Online preaching resources

    • Sermonsmith podcast – interviews with preachers on their preparation and practice
    • Preaching Today podcast – preaching tools explored using a well-known preacher’s sermon
    • Something to Say, Rob Bell on how to communicate effectively (donation of $1+ required)
    • The Craft of Preaching, online videos from Luther Seminary US conferences

Recommended reading (recommended by fellow pastors)

Further information

Useful reading and forms on professional development