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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 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.

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

MINISTRY JOBS

FLORIDA

WORSHIP PASTOR, FULL-time
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

GEORGIA

Minister of Music & Worship, FULL-time
First Baptist Church of Roswell, GA

Founded 149 years ago in Roswell, Georgia, a thriving suburb of Atlanta, First Baptist Church of Roswell is seeking applicants for a full-time Minister of Music and Worship. We are a large congregation of 1000+ active members looking for a dynamic candidate to energize our worship music experiences and to minister beyond the pulpit by serving the needs of our church family.

The Minister of Music will be responsible for all music-related functions at FB Roswell to include: 1) Adult Chancel Choir 2) Children and Youth Choirs 3) Church Orchestra and Handbells.

An undergraduate, music-focused degree is required along with a minimum of 5 years experience in music ministry, and a seminary degree is desired.

The Minister of Music and Worship will work in conjunction with the Senior Minister to develop the short and long-term strategic direction for our music ministry program and plan on-going Sunday Worship Services and other special services as they arise. The candidate should not only have an understanding of and respect for Church traditions, but also have a vision for expanding upon those traditions.

Review of applications is underway and will continue through the end of June 2021. A resume and cover letter may be sent to musicsearch@fbroswell.org or mailed to the attention of the Minister of Music and Worship Search Committee, First Baptist Church Roswell, 710 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA 30075. Please visit the following link to view a more detailed job description: www.fbroswell.org/employment

Posting Deadline: 06/30/2021

KENTUCKY

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

Senior Pastor, Full-Time
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, Morehead, KY

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, Full-Time
St. Matthews BAPTIST CHURCH, Louisville, KY

St. Matthews Baptist Church (SMBC), Louisville, Kentucky, is seeking a Senior Pastor. Located in a suburb of eastern Jefferson County, SMBC is a multi-generational, mission-minded, and caring congregation with a resident membership of 1055. SMBC is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader who preaches biblically inspired sermons, values various theological views, is a caring pastor to existing fellowship, and engages new members. He/she will have strong planning/ organizational skills and a leadership style that builds teamwork. They will have an engaging personality that stems from a genuine interest in others and the desire to be God’s witness in every situation.

Minimum requirements are a Master of Divinity and experience leading a thriving church. Interested candidates can view the pastor and church profiles and apply at www.smbclouisville.org/pastor-search.

Posting deadline: 06/30/2021

NORTH CAROLINA

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.

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 salemburgbaptist@gmail.com. Applications will be received through June 25, 2021 or until position is filled.

Posting deadline: 06/25/2021

Minister of Youth and Children, full-time
Zion Baptist Church, Shelby, Nc

Zion Baptist Church of Shelby, NC is seeking a full time Minister of Youth and Children. The primary responsibilities include coordinating and leading weekly discipleship programs, monthly to quarterly ministry events, and numerous mission projects. The minister is expected to encourage the children and youth in their spiritual development by building relationships and ministering to them, their families, and the church family. He/she will partner with the church staff in helping to plan and lead worship, preaching on occasion, and serve in various ministry roles. Applicants can email resumes to searchteam@zbcshelby.org

Posting deadline: 07/01/2021

Senior Pastor, full-time
Temple Baptist Church, Durham, Nc

Temple Baptist Church of Durham, N.C., is seeking a full-time pastor. The pastor needs a heart for pastoral care, a passion for preaching, leadership skills, and administrative abilities. Located in central North Carolina, Temple is aligned with the CBF and CBFNC. We affirm both men and women for roles in ministry and leadership ordaining both men and women. The successful candidate will have several years of experience in congregational service and a degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit resume information in confidence to 2021SearchTeam@tbcdurham.org by August 15, 2021.

Posting deadline: 08/14/2021

VIRGINIA

Associate Pastor/Music Minister, Full-Time
Melrose Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA

The Associate Pastor/Minister of Music is a full-time position responsible for organizing and leading the church congregation and others through a comprehensive and diverse music ministry. Working in conjunction with other Ministerial staff, the Minister of Music serves as a leader in the worship service and the spiritual growth of all members of our Melrose family of God. The Minister of Music is a member of the Ministerial staff of the church as defined in the Personnel Policies and Procedural Manual. This position serves under the supervision and at the direction of the Senior Pastor and the Personnel Committee.

Posting deadline: 06/30/2021

Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions, Full-Time
Vinton Baptist Church, Vinton, VA

Vinton Baptist Church is a moderate church affiliated with CBF and BGAV, seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions. This person will be responsible for leading our youth ministry, as well as coordinating our church-wide missional efforts. The goal of this position is to spend approximately two thirds of the time focused on youth ministry and the balance on missions. This person will work in coordination with church staff and report directly to the Senior Pastor.

YOUTH: Will provide a welcoming and accepting environment for middle and high school students with ministry opportunities to develop a life-changing relationship with Christ. Through weekly discipleship
opportunities, mission engagement with the local community, and annual events, camps, and mission trips, this person will help to nurture within students a love for God, others, self, the church and world.

MISSIONS: Will further cultivate our mission engagement within the local community and beyond. This will involve collaborating with other missional groups within the church, coordinating with local and international partners, providing a variety of service opportunities for varying ages and gifts, as well as help develop a church-wide vision for missions.

QUALIFICATIONS & VALUES: Ability to articulate the gospel in various ways and in various contexts across generations, genders and personalities; solid theological grounding, yet committed to learning; strong organizational skills and the drive to pursue excellence in both broad and detailed ways; able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally; desire to build relationships with all ages, genders, and personalities; available and engaged with the youth of our church and community; demonstrate a caring heart and show an inclusive love for all people; provide an example of a deep commitment to his/her faith; demonstrate a heart for missions; has a clear personal and professional vision; desire to be a part of the local community; seminary graduate; prior ministry experience leading youth.

Resumes should be emailed to vintonbaptistsearch@gmail.com.

Posting deadline: 08/14/2021

WEST VIRGINIA

MINISTER OF MUSIC, Full-Time
FIFTH AVENUE Baptist Church, HUNTINGTON, WV

Join pastoral staff in planning worship services. Lead Sanctuary choir, hand bell choir, instrumental ensemble, and children's choirs. Lead/guide youth praise band and contemporary music adult ensemble.

Posting deadline: 06/30/2021