Written by the chief parliamentarian of the Southern Baptist Convention, A Parliamentary Guide for Church Leaders has become a standard reference work in the field of church administration for ministers, seminary students, church leaders, convention officers and delegates/messengers. Dr. McCarty draws on over thirty years of experience as a pastor and a professional parliamentarian to make the essential rules of procedure understandable for ordinary people seeking to effectively participate in meetings of their church, denominational convention, or other business gatherings.
For the past quarter century, twelve presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention have relied on the authors expertise to guide them through the annual sessions of the largest deliberative assembly in the world. Now, this silver anniversary edition brings users into the twenty-first century with additional notes on special considerations for multi-site churches and an entire chapter on conflict resolution.
C. Barry McCarty is senior pastor of Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also chief parliamentarian of the Southern Baptist Convention, advising the SBC president during the annual sessions of the largest evangelical body in the world.