SCBI is comprised of cooperating Southern Baptist churches.  Each year messengers from SCBI churches meet to share what God is doing across the state of Indiana.  From celebrating this year's accomplishments to facing challenges for the future, the annual meetings are to inform, equip, and encourage each church member of SCBI.

SCBI is dedicated to providing quality, Christ-centered camps for children to be exposed to Biblcal truth and Godly leaders.  From the arts and missions to weird science, we offer a variety of camps for 1st-6th grade children. Look at the Events page for details related to Children's camps and events.

MAC Camp

JAM Camp

Pure Girls Retreat

Vacation Bible School Training

If you are looking for resources and materials for preschool and elementary-age children, check out our children's ministry page.

SCBI is dedicated to providing quality, Christ-centered camps where students will grow in their relationship with Christ and one another.  From the arts and music to discovering how to boldly live for Christ, we offer a variety of camps suitable for 7th-12th grade students.  See the Events page for current information on the following SCBI Student Minsitry events.

Super JAM Camp

Student Fusion

If you have questions about student ministry you can contact Steve McNeil at


If you are looking for resources and materials for middle and high school students, check out our youth ministry page.

SCBI is dedicated to providing quality, Christ-centered training and resources for church ministry leaders.  From developing leaders to training volunteers, we offer a variety of opportunities for you to gather with others from across the state to learn, share ideas, inspire one another and leave motivated and equipped to build the Kingdom of God.  See the events page to locate specific training events or contact Steve McNeil ( or your regional Church Planting Catalyst about training for your church, association or a cluster of churches that are interested in a specific type of training.

SCBI is dedicated to providing quality, Christ-centered camps and retreats for adults and families to experience spiritual growth and renewal.  From Man Camp to Transformed, we offer a variety of options for adults, 18 and older.  See the Events Page for more specific information about ministry for adults.

If you are looking for resources and materials for adults, check out our collegiate ministry men's ministry, or women's ministry page.

We at SCBI have quite a few partner churches, associations, and organizations who have great events around the state.  For more information, click the pages below.  If you would like to have your event added, please email Sarah Wickersham.

The Business Services Office exists to support the convention, associations and churches in carrying out the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ by providing quality and timely administrative support for the work of our co-laborers in Christ.

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Responsibilities of the Business Services Department

  • Receiving, accounting for and disbursing Cooperative Program and designated funds in accordance with Annual Budget and Executive Board approved capital expenditures.
  • Provide financial Reporting on Cooperative Program and designated gifts from Indiana Southern Baptist Churches, Southern Baptist Convention affiliates and individuals.
  • Coordinating the annual audit of the Convention’s financial records.
  • Coordinating the property, casualty and liability insurance program for the Executive Board.
  • Maintaining the fixed asset records for the Convention.
  • Serving as a resource to the Executive Board and Administrative Committee.
  • Overseeing the preparation, control and reporting of the annual budget.
  • Management of the Convention’s information systems.
  • Serving as a resource for Associations and Churches on accounting systems, tax matters, employee benefits and preparation of Annual Church Profile.
  • Oversees payroll and benefits administration for employees of the Convention.

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Purpose Statement

The Church / Leader Development Team exists to Connect, Consult and Coach churches in accomplishing the Acts 1:8 challenge.


Most people go through life making regular appointments at the doctors to get a check up and make sure that things are physically operating correctly. This is a great principle to follow. It makes sure that you are in “good health.” The body of Christ needs to do the same. It too needs a regular check up to make sure that things are healthy. The SCBI Church / Leader Development Team can help you do that. You will find a number of categories below that show you how we can help you check your health and to provide the training, equipping and consulting to help you. 

Our goal

To listen to what you believe God is telling you about your church.
To help you assess the health of your church.
To help you develop strategies to lead to a stronger, healthier church in the areas of prayer, evangelism, discipleship, groups and leadership development.
To help you raise up and develop leaders.
To help you develop a path to disciple your people.
To help you impact lostness in your community.



Steve McNeil or Terah Adams for more information.

baptismWhat is Church Planting? 

Church planting is the Biblical process of establishing Bible-believing congregations in un-churched or under-churched communities. The book of Acts describes this as gathering new believers into vibrant communities of faith. They share life together through worship, ministry, fellowship, discipleship and evangelizing the lost. Church planting is about multiplication for the Kingdom of God. It is God-centered, God-dependent and requires prayer, spiritual understanding, engaging the culture, sharing the gospel, and developing leaders.

Why Plant New Churches?

People need Jesus and are looking for hope in a troubled world. They may not respond to invitations from an established church. Church planting is one of the most effective evangelistic strategies for reaching unchurched people. New church plants often target people who do not have a Bible-based church in their location or in their language. They find people who have an affinity either in interests or cultural identity.


Click here to let John Horn know if you are interested in scheduling a tour to see more of what God is doing in Indiana through church planting.


For more information about church planting in Indiana, contact John Horn, SCBI Church Planting Team Leader.

Mission Statement: The mission of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana Disaster Relief, in cooperation with the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board Disaster Relief, is to train, credential and prepare Born Again Believers to respond in a lovingly Christ-like manner to people at home and around the world affected by a disastrous event and support their volunteer efforts by providing administrative, organizational or other resources necessary for their ministry to be successful.

The philosophy behind Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts has been summed up in the phrase, "A cup of cold water in Jesus name." We are following the example of Jesus of Nazareth when He fed the 5,000 and the 4,000, and His teachings in the parable of the Good Samaritan and Matthew 25:32-46.

Southern Baptist disaster relief is Christian love in action, meeting urgent needs of hurting humanity in crisis situations. Disaster response is meeting those needs with loving care and timely response as James 2:15-16 instructs us. There is no hidden agenda or ulterior motive.

For more information, contact the Indiana Disaster Relief Coordinator, Rick Hillard or Indiana's DR White Hat, Denny Smith,


Regional Contacts



Region 1
Tom Luttrull
812-626-8645 or 812-760-0367 (cell)

Region 2
George Fox

Region 3
Joe Fox

Region 4

Region 5
Rodney Ebright

DR Chaplaincy
Mike Soper


"Then He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.'" Mark 16:15

"But how can they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How welcome are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!"  Romans 10:14-15 

SCBI's Evangelism Ministry helps to provide churches with trainings and resources to reach people with the Gospel.

Contact: Dr. Cecil Seagle

"Everything rises and falls on leadership"

This is more than a cliche to us at SCBI.  We believe that we are all on a leadership development path.  Where are you in your leadership journey?  We would love to help you discover your path and walk with you on the journey. Some of the ways that we do this is through personal relationships that we desire to develop with fellow leaders.  We also engage in training and equipping and coaching to help leaders move forward in God's plan for their life and for the life of His church.

Leadership Development Process

P – personal development phase
I – interpersonal development phase
T – team development phase
O – organizational development phase

The SCBI Church / Leader Development team has numerous tools in its tool belt to help you raise the bar as you develop leaders in your ministry. We can help you in the areas listed in the PITO model mentioned above. 

We have a menu of training possibilities for you to consider.

Take advantage of the Leader Lab Process!

Step One:

Associational Leader Labs - many of our associations are seeing the benefit of meeting on a monthly basis to discuss what's working and how we can work together to make our ministries more effective.

Step Two:

SCBI annual Leader Labs - these training workshops are provided two times per year and will deal with leaderhip issues that can improve your leadership skills.

Step Three:

HILL Retreat (High Impact Leader Lab) - this annual retreat is for senior pastors. It is designed to guide them through a learning and interactive experience where each participant will develop their own Personal Leadership Development Plan. This plan is monitored through 12 months of follow-up coaching.

Contact your SCBI Church / Leader Development office to learn more about each of these levels of growth: email Steve McNeil or call 317-481-2400 ext 229 or 228.

Ministering to people at their point of need is often associated with various stages of life. See the pages below to find appropriate ministry resources.



For more information contact:  Bob Weeks or Terah Adams

It is common to acknowledge the importance of prayer in our ministry. Yet many times, like the disciples, we wonder how to pray. SCBI's Prayer Ministry seeks to equip and encourage churches to become biblical houses of prayer and believers to grow deeper in their prayer lives.


Dr. Rick Hillard

Resource categories are listed on the menu.

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