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  • 'Associational Mission Strategist' suggested DOM title

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- "Associational Mission Strategist" (AMS) is the new recommended title for Southern Baptist mission leaders formerly called directors of missions or DOMs.

    The new title was unanimously approved by nearly 250 members attending the 2018 Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL), June 10-11 in Dallas, though its recommendations are not binding for the more than 1,100 autonomous associations in Southern Baptist life.

    A 12-member Associational Study Team commissioned at the 2017 SBCAL meeting in Phoenix recommended the title along with new foundational, relational and strategic proficiencies for effective associational leaders. Read More

  • DOM title change among report's recommendations

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 25, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Your local Baptist association's DOM (director of missions) soon could be the AMS (associational mission strategist) if the association takes the title-change recommendation of a report to be presented next month at a gathering of associational leaders.

    A 12-member study team commissioned at the 2017 Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) meeting in Phoenix surveyed more than 400 Southern Baptists online about their views of associations, interviewed leaders of about two dozen effective associations and wrote a report on the title and role of associational leaders -- often known as DOMs. Read More

  • DOM title change, credentialing tops SBCAL agenda

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 20, 2018 (5 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Recommended changes to the title, roles and credentialing of Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs) will be considered at the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders' (SBCAL) 2018 annual meeting June 10–11 at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas.

    Based on the findings of an ad hoc study team the SBCAL appointed in 2017, the recommendations will be published in the May 15 issue of the SBCAL newsletter The Encourager before the vote at the June 10th business session, SBCAL Executive Director Ray Gentry told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Survey seeks qualities of effective DOMs

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    MCDONOUGH, Ga. (BP) -- Opinions of leaders and servants in all areas of Southern Baptist life are solicited in an online survey studying the qualities of effective leadership by directors of missions (DOMs).

    The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) appointed a study group to conduct the survey to provide a uniform job title and description for the DOM position. The group will submit its report to the SBCAL in June 2018 in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Dallas. Read More

  • SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, June 22, 2017 (one year ago)

    A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). Read More

  • Associational leaders focus on Lord's work

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 22, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist associational leaders will focus on church planting, discipleship and ministry in rural and urban settings June 12–13 at the St. Louis Holiday Inn Downtown Convention Center preceding the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More

  • Associational leaders to encourage, equip

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 24, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) will work to encourage, inspire and equip its members in kingdom work at its June 14–15 meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Read More