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In addition to posting an open ministry position on the CBF Church Benefits website, we offer search committees complimentary copies of the Guide to Minister Compensation and Benefits Book to assist in designing a compensation and benefits package to attract and retain high quality ministers.

CBF Church Benefits also encourages search committees to connect with CBF’s Reference and Referral service to communicate staff needs and to solicit resumes of potential candidates. You can submit a Church/Position Profile through CBF Leader Connect. For questions and additional resources, we encourage you to contact Rob Fox at 770-220-1692.


Answering the call to ministry requires prayer and reflection. CBF Church Benefits encourages clergy seeking placement to connect with CBF’s Reference and Referral service to share your sense of call and resume. You can submit a Candidate Profile through CBF Leader Connect. Ministers in need of assistance related to compensation and benefits are encouraged to explore the CBF Church Benefits’ Guide to Minister Compensation and Benefits Book.  For questions and additional resources, please contact Rob Fox at 770-220-1692.



First Baptist Church, St. Petersburg, FL

Exciting opportunity to lead the historic First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, FL, one of the nation's fastest growing cities. More than 265,000 people make their home here, living across 100+ distinct neighborhoods throughout the city and contributing to a regional workforce of over 1.4 million. The church is accepting resumes and recommendations for a senior pastor.  Interested parties please contact the PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE, at or mail to PSC, First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702. More information is available

Deermeadows Baptist Church, JACKSONVILLE, FL

The Worship Pastor supports the mission of Deermeadows Baptist Church by encouraging and equipping the church to worship authentically, connect relationally, serve purposefully, and grow spiritually. The Worship Pastor designs and leads the weekly worship experiences and special programs as well as collaborates with the Senior Pastor for seasonal and regular worship themes like Lent, Advent, Summertime, etc. The worship pastor must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The worship pastor is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of that vision. This position is a pastoral one that therefore requires the individual to serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also expected to be a servant leader who lives an exemplary life modeling the call, character, chemistry, and competency of one representing Christ and His church.

Deermeadows is a multigenerational church with a heart for authentic, relevant blended worship that is meaningful to our entire congregation. The official job description is listed on our website.

Posting Deadline: 12/31/2021


Minister to Youth, FULL-time
First Baptist Church of Dalton, GA

The Minister to Youth will: Administer, develop, and implement youth ministries and programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of the youth at the Church and in the community. Serve as staff liaison to the Youth Committee. Work effectively with all ministerial staff to accomplish the objectives of the Church. Participate in the worship services and outreach programs of the Church as assigned. Participate in guest follow-up, outreach, and hospital visitation. Develop healthy relationships with parents and guardians of all youth, providing communication about all programming and resources for them to assist in their growth as Christian parents and to counsel with them when needed. Participate in an annual performance evaluation of self and each supervisee on the Church staff. Assist with other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Education & Experience: Bachelor’s degree is required. Seminary degree is preferred. 3-5 years of ministry experience with at least some of it being with students. Bilingual would be a bonus.

Personal Characteristics: Maintains a healthy marriage and family life. Maintains physical health. Takes care of mental and emotional health by scheduling vacation leaves. Has good time management and organizational skills. Capable of planning ahead. Is passionate about student ministry and encourages parents to be involved.

Posting Deadline: 10/19/2021


Minister of Students, Part-Time

The First Baptist Church, located in the historic district in Middletown, Kentucky, is seeking a part-time Minister of Students. The Student Ministry is for youth from sixth to twelfth grade. The new minister will have the opportunity to recreate a new student ministry after a year of Covid restrictions. Our youth are ready to be together again! The First Baptist Church partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky. We embrace the call of both women and men to vocational ministry. We will be restarting Sunday and Wednesday programs over the summer and the position will also include some weekend events. The position is budgeted for fifteen hours per week. The position will be available beginning July 1, 2021. If you are interested, please forward a resume and cover letter to Dr. Jim Cobban, Pastor, First Baptist Church, 11721 Main Street, Middletown, KY 40243 or email

Senior Pastor, Full-Time

First Baptist Church, located in Morehead, KY, aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is seeking a Senior Pastor to serve our congregation and lead its ministries. We have approximately 150 active members. For the most part we are college educated, with many members holding advanced degrees. Many members and regular attenders are professionals at Morehead State University and St. Claire Regional Medical Center; others are attorneys, teachers, managers, business owners and self-employed. As a congregation with a median age of approximately 50, we are working to attract more young adults and young families of our community to participate in our fellowship. Morehead, KY, is located in eastern Kentucky, one hour east of Lexington. It is in the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest and offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. While maintaining its status as a rural community, the culture of Morehead is influenced by its identity as an educational, health care, and industrial hub for the region. While we are proud of our Baptist heritage, we are not dogmatic; we welcome people of all faith traditions or no faith tradition. Members are accepted on profession of faith and by statement. People from other faith traditions seeking membership are not required to be re-baptized regardless of the method of their original baptism. We are an open communion church; ALL are welcome at the Lord’s Table. We are an inclusive and open fellowship. The pastor is the leader of the pastoral ministries of the church. As such, she/he will work with the deacons and congregation to encourage spiritual growth, offer pastoral care to members and others in our community, and equip members in roles as lay ministers. She/he will also supervise the church staff, including an Associate Pastor, Choral Director, Minister of Music, Administrative Secretary, Bookkeeper, and Custodian. The ideal candidate will demonstrate inspirational leadership that calls laypersons to action, while nurturing the intellectual and spiritual growth of congregants. She/he will possess commitment to ministries of social justice and equality, with a heart for compassionate service and developing relationships with all of God’s children. The ideal candidate will have a Master of Divinity, equivalent, or higher. Candidates with significant/comparable seminary training and experience will also be considered. Our mission statement: “We are a community of faith where all are welcome, trust is present, risks are taken, and where the gifts and graces of our Lord enable us to be the people God knows us to be.”

First Baptist Church of Morehead 123 East Main Street Morehead, KY 40351


Senior Pastor, part-time
Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, Elizabeth City, Nc

The ordained pastor must have an accredited seminary degree or an equivalence with a minimum of five years pastoral experience. Committed to preaching and teaching the Word of God, the pastor should be able to provide vision, leadership, and discipleship training. With excellent time management skills and a calling to serve the Lord, the candidate must be able to balance responsibilities to family, to Blackwell Memorial Baptist church, and the other vocation.

We are associated with SBC,CBF, and the Chowan Baptist Association.

Please email resume and testimony to or mail to Blackwell Memorial Baptist Church, Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 2226, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27906.

Posting Deadline: 11/26/2021

Associate Pastor for FAmilies, full-time
First Baptist Church of Mount Airy, Nc

First Baptist Church of Mount Airy, a 135-year-old church with 450+ resident members, is prayerfully seeking a full-time Associate Pastor for Families. The search committee is seeking a compassionate, caring servant-leader, led by the Holy Spirit, exhibiting visionary leadership and committed to the spiritual formation of members. The Associate Pastor’s responsibilities will be focused on youth, children, and their families while giving attention and oversight to the educational ministry for all age groups. Applicants should be biblically grounded and mature in their faith. A Bachelor’s Degree is required; seminary training is preferred, and the applicant should be ordained or a candidate for ordination. The search committee prefers to receive resumes by email at; however, hard copies will be accepted. Please mail hard copies to: Associate Pastor Search Team, First Baptist Church, 714 N. Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030.

Minister with Children and their Families, full-time
Providence Baptist Church, Charlotte, Nc

“Behold, children are a gift from the Lord.” (Psalm 127:3) Providence Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Minister with Children and their Families to lead this vibrant ministry. We seek to call an individual who has a passion for educating, nurturing, and encouraging children and their families to build a strong foundation for spiritual growth. Spiritual leadership, excellent organizational, communication, and listening skills, along with a warm and open personality will be keys to success. Providence Baptist Church is located in the beautiful Cotswold area of Charlotte, North Carolina. Members of our congregation come from various backgrounds and denominations. They hold diverse opinions on social and theological issues, while being centered on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. To learn more, visit our church’s website at and view the Job Profile. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Posting deadline: 12/07/2021

Pastor, full-time
Salemburg Baptist Church, Salemburg, Nc

Salemburg Baptist Church, Salemburg, NC, seeks a fulltime pastor to lead our church into a new chapter in our long church history. We are a Baptist congregation committed to Baptist doctrine, focusing on the inspirational worship of God and applying the Bible to all areas of life. Our congregation is community oriented and mission minded. We desire a pastor who is a gifted teacher that enables people to learn and understand deep spiritual truths, who has a personal vision and well-developed vision for the future of the church, and who is an effective communicator. We affirm both men and women for roles in ministry and leadership, and are a church with strong lay leadership. The successful candidate will possess a strong calling to the pastoral ministry, hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree, and possess some years of experience in congregational ministry. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit resume information to the Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 537 Salemburg, NC 28385, or email to Applications will be received until position is filled.

Posting deadline: 11/30/2021


Senior Pastor, full-time
First Baptist Church of Lake View, SC

First Baptist Church is a moderate church with affiliations to both the CBF and SBC. We are seeking a Sr. Pastor who will have duties that will include but not limited to Sunday Service, Wednesday Night Services/Bible Study, weddings, funerals, counseling and visitation of sick/elderly/members. This person will be responsible for the day to day operations of the church as well. Applicants can apply via email at, can mail resume to FIrst Baptist Church of Lake View, PO Box 367, Lake View SC 29563 or call the church office at (843) 759-2223.

Posting deadline: 12/03/2021

Minister to Children & Youth, full-time
Providence Church, Charleston, SC

Job Functions:
● Coordinate ministries for children (birth-grade 5), youth (grades 6-12)
● Oversee Sunday School for children & youth, including: choosing curriculum, recruiting & supporting teachers, and coordinating needed supplies
● Organize and oversee additional opportunities for children & youth such as: camps, Play Learn & Serve, mission experiences, Bible studies, retreats, fellowship and just-for-fun activities
● Foster full integration of children and youth into worship and other multi-generational experiences as appropriate, including meaningful experiences during the worship hour (which may utilize but are not limited to: leading Children’s Moments during worship, coordinating separate activities for children during worship [Worship Our Way], ensuring that Worship Bags are maintained, and fostering youth leadership in worship
● Hire and supervise paid nursery workers
● Guide child safety protocols and training for volunteers who work with children, youth, or adults with disabilities
● Serve as the ministerial liaison to Providence Church Preschool, which may include but is not limited to supporting the director in budgeting, scheduling, Christian curriculum, facilities management, personnel & management decisions, and leading chapel for the preschool on a rotating basis
● Assist with worship planning and leadership, including periodic preaching
● Participate in ministry committees and groups as appropriate, including but not limited to: Children’s Committee, Youth Committee, Preschool Committee, and Ministry Coordination Council

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Posting deadline: 12/01/2021


Minister to Students, Full-Time
Abingdon Baptist Church, Abingdon, VA

The Minister to Students (grades 6-12) works under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor to and collaborates with the Children’s Ministry Assistant (grades K-5), church leaders, and volunteers in a team environment to plan, schedule, develop, and implement a balanced and engaging Student Ministry that reflects biblical objectives, is based on sound theological principles, and matriculates students in lifetime discipleship, service, and evangelism. The Minister to Students will communicate clearly with and engage parents of students in both the Student Ministry and the church community; will be a visible and supportive presence for students and parents in school and community activities and events; will review school and community calendars and coordinate student ministry activities and events in a compatible and complementary manner.

The Minister to Students will also keep learning and growing in personal knowledge and practice of student ministry by regularly participating in continuing education and other training opportunities and events.

Posting deadline: 09/30/2021

Senior Pastor, Full-Time
Amherst Baptist Church, Amherst, VA

Amherst Baptist Church is seeking a Senior Pastor who is passionate for sharing God's Word through preaching, evangelism and outreach to grow our Church in a small-town community. We operate a Daycare and Preschool program that has grown to include Kindergarten and First grade classes. The Pastor would be responsible to oversee the school program and build relationships with school families to grow our church.

Posting deadline: 11/30/2021

Minister of Music and Children, Full-Time
First Baptist Church of Martinsille, VA

FULL-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC AND CHILDREN at First Baptist Church of Martinsville, VA. This position will be responsible for providing leadership in two ways at our small but growing church: 1) The church’s music program, working in conjunction with the Senior Pastor to craft meaningful and transformational worship opportunities for the congregation. 2) The church’s children’s programs, with a focus on reaching children in our Early Learning Center and community. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $35,000-$40,000, plus generous benefits (employer-paid healthcare & retirement, time off, and sabbatical) in a low-cost-of-living city in SW Virginia. For a more detailed job description and application, please visit If you have any questions or would like to submit a résumé and cover letter, please email Dr. Libby Grammer at Application deadline is October 31, 2021, though resumes will be considered immediately upon receipt.

Posting deadline: 10/31/2021

Worship Leader, Part-Time
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for the part-time position of Chapel Praise and Worship Leader. The Praise and Worship Leader is responsible for selecting and leading music for a weekly non-denominational Christian worship service on Sunday evenings. The Praise and Worship Leader conducts weekly rehearsals with a cadet chapel band, coordinates with chaplains for weekly services, and supervises the set up and tear down of audio-visual equipment.

Requirements include experience and training in contemporary church music, working with a small band, knowledge of sound systems and audio-visual equipment. Enthusiasm and good communicative skills, and the ability to work well with diverse groups is essential. Experience working with young people is preferred.

This is a year round position, approximately 8-10 hours per week. The salary for this appointment will be commensurate with education and experience. To apply please send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to VMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, or disability. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are also encouraged to apply.

Posting deadline: 10/01/2021