General Resources

Gulf Coast Baptist Association wants to make it easy for our churches and their staffs to get access to documents, slide presentations, and other useful information.  We are making available some of these documents on this page.  Just click on the document and print. 


Generic Background Check form (download, complete and return to GCBA only.  GCBA will run the checks.)

Southern Baptist Church Salary Survey

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Sex Offenders at Church 

The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message

Finding a New Minister for Your Church Manual  

Sample Revisions and Amendments to Church Constitution and Bylaws Concerning Same Sex Issues

Parlimentary Procedure Summary

Why Church Should Incorporate

GCBA Constitution and Bylaws (Revised 2003)

How to Develop a Constitution and Bylaws

Pastoral Resources

GCBA Multi-Family Housing Strategy and Ministry Manual

Planning Your Preaching Part 1 with Dr. Argile Smith (33 min)

Planning Your Preaching Part 2 (20 min)

Church and Minister Financial Resources

Sunday School and Church Growth

Expanded Sunday School/Church Growth Plans

          18 Month Plan (Small Churches)

           3 Year Plan  (Larger Churches)

LifeWayReader is needed to view some of the following books.  Click to download LifeWayReader (free download).

How To Sunday School Manual

Praying Up Your Sunday School

          Preparation Manual

           Devotional Guide