Registration Categories and the RDA

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The Baptist Registration Categories and the Registration Development Agreement (RDA)

Baptist Registration will have five categories of registrant/leader. Click on the titles below for an explanation of how each category will meet the requirements of the Registration Development Agreement (RDA).

Pastoral Leader

A pastoral leader is defined as someone who provides leadership and pastoral care to people within, or on behalf of a faith community e.g., sole, senior, co-, care, creative, worship, children and family, youth, young adults, associate, assistant, executive.

PASTORAL LEADER Personal Growth and Learning Baptist Whānau Engagement Professional Support Annual Review
60 hours or more per month

Required
A minimum of 3 days /24 hours of approved learning per year, 8 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

Encouraged
Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

Required:
70% attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or at an approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable).

Attendance at the National Hui OR a regional hui (note the clause in the BR document for pastors with geographic and/or financial constraints).

Required
Professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor at least bi-monthly (i.e. minimum six times per year).

Required
A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

Encouraged
An intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to pastoral leadership.

40 – 59 hours per month

Required
A minimum of 1 day/8 hours of approved learning per year, 4 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

Encouraged
Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

 

Required
Attendance at one of the following:
* National Hui
* Regional hui (or ministry appropriate Baptist equivalent)
* Regular attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or an approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable)

Encouraged
Local level engagement with others engaged in like or similar ministries (if cluster is not chosen above).

Required
Regular professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor as agreed upon in consultation with the engaging faith community’s leadership and CCLL Director.

Required
A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

Encouraged
An intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to pastoral leadership.

 

    Chaplain

    A chaplain is defined as someone who, without compromising their own beliefs, provides pastoral care, spiritual and moral support, and facilitates the faith journey of all within their specialised setting e.g., sport, school, military, tertiary, hospital, community, prison.

    CHAPLAIN Personal Growth and Learning Baptist Whānau Engagement Professional Support Annual Review
    60 hours or more per month

    Required
    A minimum of 3 days /24 hours of approved learning per year, 8 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

     

    Encouraged
    Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

    This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

    Required:
    70% attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or at an approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable).

    Attendance at the National Hui OR a regional hui (or ministry appropriate Baptist equivalent).

    Encouraged

    Local level engagement with fellow chaplains engaged in like or similar ministries.

    Required
    Professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor at least bi-monthly (i.e. minimum six times per year).

    Required
    A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

    Encouraged
    An intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to chaplaincy.

    40 – 59 hours per month

    Required
    A minimum of 1 day/8 hours of approved learning per year, 4 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

    Alternative learning options may be approved.

    Encouraged
    Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

    This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

     

    Required
    Attendance at one of the following:
    * National Hui
    * Regional hui (or ministry appropriate Baptist equivalent)
    * Regular attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or an approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable)

     

    Encouraged
    Local level engagement with fellow chaplains engaged in like or similar ministries.

    Required
    Regular professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor as agreed upon in consultation with the engaging faith community or organisation’s leadership.

    Required
    A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community or organisation with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

    Encouraged
    An intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to chaplaincy.

     

      Ministry Leader

      A ministry leader is defined as someone who performs a role that supports the work of a faith community or communities.
      e.g., finance, administration, global worker (previously called a missionary), Baptist trusts, Orbit.

      MINISTRY LEADER Personal Growth and Learning Baptist Whānau Engagement Professional Support Annual Review
      60 hours or more per month

      Required
      A minimum of 3 days /24 hours of approved learning per year, 8 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

      Encouraged
      Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

      This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

      Required:
      Attendance at the National Hui OR a regional hui.

      70% attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or an approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable).

      NB. Global workers will require different options.

      Encouraged
      Local level engagement with others engaged in like or similar ministries.

      Required
      Professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor at least bi-monthly (i.e. minimum six times per year).

      Required
      A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community or organisation with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

      Encouraged
      If working with a Terms of Call, an intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to ministry.

      40 – 59 hours per month

      Required
      A minimum of 1 day/8 hours of approved learning per year, 4 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

      Encouraged
      Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

      This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

       

      Required
      Attendance at one of the following:
      * National Hui
      * Regional hui (or ministry appropriate Baptist equivalent)
      * Regular attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or an approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable)

       

      NB. Global workers will require different  options.

      Encouraged
      Local level engagement with others engaged in like or similar ministries.

      Required
      Regular professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor as agreed upon in consultation with the engaging faith community or organisation’s leadership.

      Required
      A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community or organisation with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

       

      Encouraged
      If working with a Terms of Call an intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to ministry.

       

       

        Kaiārahi Māori (Māori Leader)

        A Kaiārahi Māori is defined as any Baptist leader who has whakapapa Māori and who chooses to register as Kaiārahi Māori.

        KAIĀRAHI MĀORI Personal Growth and Learning Baptist Whānau Engagement Professional Support Annual Review
        60 hours or more per month

        Required
        A minimum of 3 days /24 hours of approved learning per year, 8 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

         

        NB. This includes learning that is recommended by the Manatu Iriiri Māori (MIM) approved supervisor.

        Encouraged
        Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

        This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

        Required:
        Attendance at the National Hui OR a regional hui OR Ngā Pou Amorangi Wānanga OR other MIM Hui-ā-Māori

         

         


        NB.
        Kaiārahi Māori outside of Aotearoa will require different options.

         

        Encouraged
        Local level engagement with Baptist cluster meetings others or similar ministries.

        Required
        MIM approved supervisor at least bi-monthly (i.e. minimum six times per year).

        Required
        A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community or organisation with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

         

        Encouraged
        If working with a Terms of Call, an intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to ministry.

        40 – 59 hours per month

        Required
        A minimum of 1 day/8 hours of approved learning per year, 4 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

         

        NB. This includes learning that is recommended by the Manatu Iriiri Māori (MIM) approved supervisor.

        Encouraged
        Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

        This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

         

        Required
        Attendance at the National Hui OR a regional hui OR Ngā Pou Amorangi Wānanga OR other MIM Hui-ā-Māori.

         

        NB. Kaiārahi Māori outside of Aotearoa will require different options

        Encouraged
        Local level engagement with Baptist cluster meetings others or similar ministries.

        Required
        Supervision with a MIM approved supervisor as agreed upon in consultation with the engaging faith community or organisation’s leadership.

        Required
        A review of the RDA is undertaken within the faith community or organisation with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.

         

        Encouraged
        If working with a Terms of Call an intentional, self-directed, process of ongoing re-evaluation of the registrant’s call to ministry.

         

         

          Baptist Entity Leader

          A Baptist Entity leader is defined as someone whose role supports the work of the collective of Baptist Churches.
          e.g., Carey staff, BUNZ leaders, regional leaders.

          BAPTIST ENTITY LEADER Personal Growth and Learning Baptist Whānau Engagement Professional Support Annual Review
          60 hours or more per month

          Required
          A minimum of 3 days /24 hours of approved learning per year, 8 hours of which are to be selected from the ‘priority learning’ options.

          Encouraged
          Regular Spiritual Direction with a qualified Spiritual Director or via a practice of intentional retreat(s).

          This would be additional to the required learning  stated above.

          Required:
          70% attendance at a Baptist cluster meeting (or approved equivalent where a cluster is not practicable).

          Attendance at the National Hui OR a regional hui.

          Required
          Professional supervision provided by a BUNZ approved supervisor at least bi-monthly (i.e. minimum six times per year).
          Required
          A review of the RDA is undertaken within the Baptist entity with a view to both considering progress against the current RDA and identifying priorities and goals for the upcoming registration period.