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CHURCHES SEEKING STAFF

In addition to posting an open ministry position on the CBF Church Benefits website, we offer search committees complimentary copies of the Minister's Compensation Guide 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.

CLERGY SEEKING PLACEMENT

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’ Minister's Compensation Guide and Benefits Book.  For questions and additional resources, please contact Rob Fox at 770-220-1692.

CBB serves individual churches/non-profits, and not search firms.

Email Beth Jones with updates for listed positions.

MINISTRY JOBS

FLORIDA

Senior Pastor, Full-Time
First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, FL

First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, FL, a CBF church, located in the heart of one of the nation's fastest growing cities. More than 265,000 people make their home here, living across 100+ distinct neighborhoods 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 psc.fbcstpete@gmail.com or mail to PSC, First Baptist Church, 1900 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702. More information is available www.fbcstpete.org

Posting deadline: 03/31/2022

KENTUCKY

WORSHIP LEADER, Part-Time
EMINENCE BAPTIST CHURCH, EMINENCE, KY

Worship leader will lead the church in the song service for Sunday mornings. We are looking for a person of faith and who strives to grow in their walk with the Lord. The Worship leader will be responsible for song selection, powerpoint presentation, and one who plays an instrument (preferrably piano).

Posting deadline: 02/01/2022

Minister of Students, Part-Time
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Middleton, KY

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 jcobban@fbcmtown.org

NORTH CAROLINA

Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries, full-time
First Baptist Church of Butner, Nc

PurposeThe position of Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries exists to develop and oversee a comprehensive program of ministry that will model for children and youth, Luke 2:52, “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Children from birth through grade 5, and middle and high school age youth, grade 6 through 12, comprise departments for which the Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries will focus their primary work, while effectively balancing time spent each day in the church office, with the need to be off campus for hospital and outreach visits, and supporting children and youth events.Responsibilities• Assist the Senior Pastor in planning and guiding weekly worship services to include, but not limited to, administering the Ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, filling the pulpit if asked during absence of the Senior Pastor, and leading Wednesday night services during the Senior Pastor’s absence.• Work with the Senior Pastor in promoting spirituality, evangelism and church growth.• Plan, coordinate, direct, lead, and evaluate all activities of the children and youth of the church, (including all relevant paperwork), such as Bible Studies, teaching a Sunday School class and Wednesday night class, children’s sermon, lock-ins, camps, retreats, conferences, concerts, service projects, mission trips, and other activities that enhance the overall goals of the children/youth ministry.• Coordinate and oversee the annual Vacation Bible School.• Assist with specially-planned children and youth programs, such as those during the Christmas and Easter seasons.• Serve as a member of the Church Council, and Chair both the Children’s and Youth Councils.• Prepare annual budget for needs of the children’s and youth departments, and administer the approved budget.• Work with the Senior Pastor and Church Council in planning and coordinating activities for the church calendar.• Annually evaluate development of overall programs and ministry of the church.• Work cooperatively and harmoniously with church staff, deacons, trustees, committee chairs, and program leaders in a manner that will fulfill goals, purposes, and vision for ministry as determined by the church.• Develop an overall purpose statement to guide the children and youth ministry.• Lead a program of regular visitation and one-on-one contact with children and youth and their families in cooperation with the overall church program of outreach.• Evaluate program material, equipment, supplies, and physical space needs for children and youth group.• Personally participate in regular visitation to those of our church family who are ill or shut in, as well as those who are prospects for church membership.• Be available, as requested, for personal counseling with those seeking encouragement or help, and provide counseling and spiritual direction to children and youth on an individual basis.• Meet with Senior Pastor regarding any special needs or opportunities for ministry.• Responsible for communications with the children and youth group through effective media such as e-mail, texts, social media posts, phone calls, website, and other appropriate means.• Other duties as assigned.Qualifications• The Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries will be a professing Christian, having already made a public commitment to the calling of full-time Christian service. They will have chosen the Baptist denomination, and their demonstrated personal faith and walk will reflect the theological ideologies of the membership of First Baptist Church of Butner.• Must exhibit a personal, growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family lifestyle.• Gifted and called to children and youth ministry with a love of children and youth, and a passion for evangelism and outreach that will lend itself to creating and executing a long-term vision for the children and youth ministry.• Self-motivated leader who possesses relational skills with children, youth, parents, members of the congregation and staff. An engaging teacher with a strong biblical foundation that can capture the minds and hearts of those being taught.• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; proficient in use of computers and other technologies.• Self-starter with effective time management habits.• Pleasant public demeanor and neat in appearance.• Adept in confronting behaviors which could lead to undesirable outcomes. Must be able to discern how best to resolve, sometimes using an appropriate sense of humor or other resources to effectively diffuse situations and teach children and youth Christ-like responses to challenges they may face.Education and ExperienceOnly seminary level students, seminary graduates, or candidates with extensive job related experience will be considered for this position. Individual must be able to maintain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide leadership in keeping with the desires of the church.Support ResourcesThe Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Ministries has available to them, the support, prayers, and direction of the Senior Pastor regarding their ministry responsibilities.

Posting deadline: 03/06/2022

Director/Minister of Music and Media, full-time
First Baptist Church of Morganton, Nc

First Baptist Church of Morganton nurtures members through a program of Christian education and ministry providing ways to grow in faith and discipleship. Mission work is an important aspect of the church’s work. FBC is aligned with CBF, CBFNC, and the NCBaptist State Convention.
FBCMorganton is dedicated to using music and technology, sharing the gospel to our congregation and community, supporting and enhancing the musical abilities and spiritual growth of members, and promoting a variety of worship music. Email resumes to musicsearchfbcm@gmail.com

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 fbcapresumes@gmail.com; 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.

SOUTH CAROLINA

CBF of South Carolina Coordinator

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina seeks applicants for its next coordinator. The coordinator will give leadership to organizing, facilitating and coordinating CBFSC to fulfill its vision of growing as a community of grace. The coordinator will also serve as a catalyst to nurture spiritual development, encourage congregations to thrive, and value collaborative and innovative ministry and missions.

The job description, including essential functions and core competencies, is available on the CBFSC website at https://cbfsc.org/ministry-openings/.

If you have additional questions, please contact csearch@cbfsc.org.

Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to the e-mail address above by January 31st, 2022.

Associate Youth and College Minister, full-time
First Baptist Church Greenville, Sc

First Baptist Church Greenville, SC is seeking an Associate Youth and College Minister. This position is an entry-level position, assisting our full-time Minister of Youth and College, designed for recent seminary or divinity school students who have completed, or will complete a Master of Divinity. Using their gifts and talents for ministry, they should have a passion for ministering to youth, college, and their families ages 6th grade through college in a large youth ministry. This position offers foundational experience and an expansion of knowledge and skill in collaboration with an innovative pastoral staff and youth minister with 16 years of experience.

Potential candidates should submit their resume and application no later than January 31, 2022 by email to Rev. Mary Carol Anderson at marycarol.anderson@firstbaptistgreenville.com.

Posting deadline: 01/31/2022

TEXAS

Pastor, full-time
First Baptist Church Eldorado, TX

Principal Function: The Pastor is responsible to the First Baptist Church, Eldorado, for proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of Church life and to act as the chief administrator of the paid staff.

Responsibilities:1. Plan and conduct the worship services; prepare and deliver sermons; lead in observance of ordinances2. Lead the Church in an effective program of witnessing and in a caring ministry for persons in the Church and community3. Visit members and prospects4. Conduct counseling sessions; perform wedding ceremonies, conduct funerals5. Work with deacons, church officers, and committees as they perform their assigned responsibilities; train and lead the deacons in a program of family ministries6. Act as moderator of Church business meetings7. Cooperate with associational, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the Church informed of denominational development; represent the Church in civic matters8. Serve as Chief Administrator of the paid Church staff; supervise the work of assigned paid staff workers

Education and Information:  Candidates should be a graduate of bible college or seminary with 1-5 years of pastoral experience; compassionate, community minded, effective communicator of sermons, willing to work with Deacons and a committee system and local Ministerial Alliance. Our rural community is small with a county population of 3,000 and an excellent school system for a pastor with a family.  We are located 40 minutes from San Angelo, population 102,994.
Church Plant:  Main building with traditional sanctuary, newly refurbished youth basement, classrooms, offices, media booth; large nursery/preschool facility, large, fully equipped fellowship hall, pastor parsonage, youth minister parsonage, large bus barn-two 24 passenger buses, other outbuildings.  The parsonage is a very well-maintained 3/2 brick home across from the church on a large corner lot.

Church Facebook Page:  http//m.facebook.com/362534360492111

Current Resident Membership: 310

Current Church Attendance: >100

Current Church Budget: $273,369

Please send resumes to Pastor Search Committee vickie.schwiening@gmail.com

Posting deadline: 05/31/2022

VIRGINIA

Youth and Children's Minister, Part-Time
Bethel Baptist Church, Midlothian, VA

We are seeking an energetic Children’s and Youth Minister to promote a spiritual program for our families with children from birth to Seniors in High School. The responsibilities will include:

  • Provide Christian love and support to our families with children and youth.
  • Teach Sunday School for our youth students.
  • Coordinate Sunday School teachers for K- 5th students.
  • Supervise and coordinate the nursery staff.
  • Teach some and coordinate the volunteers for our Children’s Church Program.
  • Select the curriculum for the Sunday Schools, Nursery and Children’s Church Programs.
  • Coordinate and attend mission opportunities.
  • Coordinate special events for the families and the community (Vacation Bible School, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Event, Trunk or Treats, Youth Retreats, etc.)
  • Support the Pastors with Sunday morning service (Scripture reading, prayers, etc.).
  • Support our Senior and Associate Pastors spiritually.
  • Attend Staff Meetings.

Must be effective at implementing a biblical teaching, discipleship as well as mission opportunities. You must be self-motivated and have a desire to minister to children and youth and have the ability to grow the children and youth programs. Ideal candidate will have a noticeable commitment to Christ as well as to a commitment to furthering his/her own spiritual growth. Possess solid time management and organizational skills, have the basic understanding of the maturity levels from birth to teens and their challenges, be creative, high energy and a valid driver’s license.

Posting deadline: 01/28/2022

Pastor, Full-Time
First Baptist Church of Altavista, VA

First Baptist Church of Altavista, VA is seeking a full-time pastor who will provide strong worship leadership, guidance for spiritual development and Christian outreach, compassionate pastoral care, and administrative and digital communication skills. We utilize a traditional style of worship and are open to incorporating less traditional elements. We affirm both men and women for roles in ministry and leadership. The candidate should hold an accredited seminary or divinity school degree.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume by mail to the Pastor Search Committee, PO Box 547, Altavista, VA 24517 or by email to jjordan@englishconst.com

Posting deadline: 02/08/2022

Director of Family and Children's Ministry, Part-Time
Williamsburg Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA

The Director of Family and Children Ministry will collaborate with the Senior Pastor, Christian Education Council, Worship Council and WBC congregation as the lead organizer for programs pertaining to children, youth, and intergenerational community. The primary objective for this position is to lead the congregation in the cultivation of a safe and spiritually rich environment for all (especially children and youth) in accordance with WBC’s vision and mission.

Posting deadline: 02/28/2022