The Conference Of Texas Baptist Evangelists invites all Texas Baptist Evangelists to become a part of this fellowship. If you believe you qualify, just fill out the Membership Application and return it to our office with your check for that year’s dues. Also, have your pastor or deacon fill out the Pastoral Letter of Endorsement and return it to us as well.
First, a qualified candidate for membership in the Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists is any person who acknowledges by testimony, and demonstrates by ministry, that they have a calling and gifting from God to be a Vocational Evangelist. Vocational Evangelists differ from laypeople and ministers that do the work of an evangelist, in that they feel a special call of God to pursue evangelism as a vocation. This entails the freedom to be available to go anywhere, anytime they have an open date, and be used as a Preaching Evangelist, Music Evangelist, Women’s Ministry Evangelist, Drama Ministry Evangelist or as a Specialized Ministry Evangelist. Each individual evangelist is responsible to determine to what extent they can do other areas of ministry, support their family, have sufficient rest and preparation time between engagements, and still maintain their focus, agenda, and title of Vocational Evangelist.
Second, a candidate must be a resident of the State of Texas and a member in good standing of a local Southern Baptist Church.
Third, a letter of endorsement from the evangelist’s pastor or chairman of deacons is a requirement for membership. This letter of endorsement includes a statement about the loyalty and faithfulness of the evangelist to the local church, and a statement regarding the integrity and authenticity of the individual’s evangelistic ministry. In the event an evangelist drops out of the conference and desires to join the conference again, he or she will be treated as a new member and will need a new letter of endorsement. It is understood that the President or Vice President of Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists may call the pastor to discuss the church’s endorsement.
Fourth, the candidate has read and affirms our Articles of Accountability, which includes the doctrinal position of the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.
Fifth, their annual dues (currently $100.00 per membership) must be paid by each member before the annual business meeting for that year in order to participate in any discussion, to vote, and be included in the online directory or any listing of current members of Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists.
Sixth, in the event that a member is delinquent on last year’s dues, that member must pay their delinquent dues and their dues for the current year before the annual business meeting for that year in order to participate in any discussion, vote, and be included in the online directory or any listing of current members of Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists.
Seventh, due to "hardship" circumstances, if a member needs temporary assistance with his dues, the President or the Secretary/Treasurer must be contacted. When possible, arrangements will be made for their dues to be paid.
Eighth, should a question arise for any reason as to any membership, the Executive Board shall act as a Credentials Committee. The current elected offices shall comprise the Executive Board.