Ministry Opportunities

Ministry Opportunities

The Alliance wants to help connect you with places you can serve, find a theological home and pursue God’s justice.
Ministry opportunities come in many forms in Alliance life! We have ministry position openings and volunteer opportunities submitted from various partners and friends from around the world.

To list a ministry opening with the Alliance of Baptists, please contact Brooklyn Lovelace. Partners of the Alliance of Baptists may list job openings for 90 days (unless otherwise requested) free of charge. For non-partners, we charge a one-time fee of $40 per position and your listing will run for 90 days (unless otherwise requested). You may pay the fee here and note: ministry openings.

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH PROGRAMMING, LAKE STREET CHURCH OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS

Lake Street Church of Evanston, Illinois is seeking a Director of Youth Programming.

NOTE: “This position qualifies as a call in the American Baptist Churches USA, and the search committee would be willing to consider a change in the title of the position for candidates possessing a Master of Divinity and/or an ordination recognized by the ABCUSA.”

Hours: 22 hours per week
Salary: $22,000 annually

The Director of Youth Programming is a part-time (22 hours per week), salaried position and is accountable to the Lake Street Church (LSC) congregation with a special focus on the spiritual needs and development of Youth in grades 6 thru 12.  The stated purpose of LSC’s Youth Programming is to “imagine and facilitate opportunities for LSC Youth to: 1) recognize and celebrate the divine that moves within, among and around us; 2) embody God in the work each in their own way; 3) transform as they wake to the hidden wholeness of life; 4) connect across generations of the LSC community, 5) Focus on Youth issues such as advocacy, community, etc. within Evanston.”

This position reports to the Senior Minister and is responsible for:
– Providing leadership for the Youth Committee in inspiring the active engagement of our Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers in the KSC program
– Overseeing the Middle School and High School morning programming (including Sunday School)
– Communicating on a regular basis with Youth, their families, and the congregation as a whole
– Welcoming and orienting new families with Youth to the church in cooperation with other staff members
– Focus on Youth issues, such as advocacy, community, making connections and building relationships with our Youth and the Youth of other spiritual communities within Evanston
– Organizing activities for the Youth in connect intergenerationally with LSC’s adult congregants and younger children
– Organizing programs and special events for Youth (i.e. Lock-ins, Ski Trips)
– Attending most off-site Youth events and activities (i.e. Friday Night Club activities and Service Projects)
– Build personal relationships with the Youth particularly the high schoolers
– Working with the Youth Committee to select and evaluate curriculum for Our Whole Lives (OWL), confirmation class, Sunday morning programming, and any other Youth activities
– Assisting the Senior Minister as needed with LSC’s confirmation class (offered every other year for the 12 weeks leading up to Palm Sunday for 7th and 8th graders)
– Performing administrative tasks including maintaining records, budgets, and sharing information with other staff
– Recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting volunteer teachers as well as volunteers for Youth activities – utilizing our Safe Church policies
– Attending weekly staff meetings, monthly Youth meetings, quarterly off-site retreats, board meetings as needed, and semi-annual all-church board meetings.

Vacation: 3 weeks per year (on a prorated basis), only 2 of which may be taken during the program year. This includes no more than 3 Sundays. Vacation must be taken in the calendar year. You are eligible to accumulate paid sick days at a rate of 1 (4.4-hr day) per month until you reach the maximum of 75 prorated days.

Please send your resume to belljim001@gmail.com, attention Director of Youth Programming Search Committee at by August 19th, 2022.

PASTOR, UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN, VERMONT

The United Church of Lincoln seeks a PASTOR to lead and journey with our spiritual community in ministry and mission. We practice a loving and accepting Christian theology, embracing people from diverse religious backgrounds, denominations, and traditions. We are affiliated with the American Baptist Church, CBF (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship/Baptist Fellowship of the Northeast) and, historically, the United Methodist Church.  Lincoln is located in the Green Mountains of Vermont, approximately 30 miles southeast of Burlington, Vermont. We hope for someone committed to becoming part of our loving, small-town community for the long-term.

Applicants should have a strong desire to model Christ’s teachings to the world we live in, and skill in building Christian relationships. Untiring wit and hardy constitution, a plus! Salary/ benefits commensurate with experience and training. Undergraduate degree in pursuit of MDiv a minimum. Master of Divinity degree/equivalent preferred. Benefits include MMBB (The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board), and parsonage with utilities included.

Read the full job description.

Visit our website at www.unitedchurchoflincoln.org and read our Church Profile. If interested please submit a letter of interest, current resume, a recent video recording of a sermon, and an original writing sample on a topic of your choosing to: ucol@gmavt.net, or regular mail to: United Church of Lincoln; 23 Quaker Street; Lincoln, VT 05443, Attention Search Committee.

PART-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC, FIRST BAPTIST WEAVERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

First Baptist Weaverville, North Carolina, is seeking a Minister of Music to help us engage our community through music. The position will be approximately 15 hrs a week and include responsibilities like shaping the musical aspects of worship, leading the choir and congregation in singing, and encouraging musical expression and education. We’re seeking someone who can work in a collaborative atmosphere, expanding our church’s ministry through music, with an appreciation for classic hymns and also new substantive artists.

The church’s current worship service is a traditional-liturgical style but is open to thoughtful inclusions of different worship experiences. Weaverville is about 15 minutes north of Asheville, and is a beautiful small town in the vibrant Western North Carolina mountains. First Baptist is a mid-size church that partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and is ready to grow into its full potential.

For more information, view the job description. To apply, e-mail position@fbcwvl.org.

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION, COMMONWEALTH BAPTIST CHURCH, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Commonwealth Baptist Church is a progressive, LGBTQAI+ affirming faith community located in Alexandria, VA. We seek to extend God’s love so that Christ’s radical justice and unconditional acceptance can be made alive in ourselves and in the world. 

Additional information about Commonwealth is available at: www.cbcalexandria.org.  

We are looking for a creative and innovative Director of Faith Formation to coordinate and provide faith formation opportunities and training for the entire church community, with a primary emphasis on youth and children. Read the full job description.

PART-TIME BUSINESS MANAGER, OLIN T BINKLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA

Olin T Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC is looking for a part-time Business Manager.

The Business Manager will provide bookkeeping support to the Finance Committee in tracking the church’s budget and preparing budget reports. This includes providing requested information for the independent audit of the church’s finances. He/she will be supportive of Binkley Baptist Church’s mission to build a compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus.

View the complete job description.

To apply (provide your resume and a cover letter) or for more details contact Keith Williams, HR Committee Chair at keith.williams@gmail.com.

MINISTER FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

St. John’s Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina is seeking to hire a full-time Minister for Children and Their Families. St. John’s is located in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte and is a progressive, service oriented congregation committed to the principles of inclusion and openness to all who seek to be a Child of God. We are affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists, the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the NC Council of Churches. We welcome all those interested to apply regardless of denominational affiliation. 

We are seeking candidates called to minister with children and their families in a progressive and inclusive setting as part of our ministerial staff. If you or someone you know would be interested in applying, we invite you to learn more about the position, our church, and its ministries.

MINISTER OF MUSIC AND WORSHIP, HIGHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking to hire a full-time Minister of Music and Worship to oversee and direct a church music program rich in the classical traditions of great choral music, historical hymnody, and thoughtful and creative liturgy.

Duties include conducting a 50-voice Sanctuary Choir, supervising and/or leading additional ensembles such as handbells and children’s choir. Other responsibilities include planning and leading worship, collaborating with the organist, and providing pastoral care to all within the music program.

Qualifications require a minimum of a masters degree in music, experience in worship leadership with churches that embrace the full liturgical church year, and evidence of excellent choral music making. Other essentials include a thorough knowledge of classical sacred music from the Western canon, a working understanding of Christian theology and liturgical worship, the ability to work collegially with other ministers and closely with the pastors, the embrace of Highland’s progressive theology and values, and a spirituality that is reflected in pastoral care and worship leadership.

To learn more about Highland visit: https://hbclouisville.org/about-us/

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, include a statement of philosophy of music and worship. Please submit application materials via email to musicandworship@hbclouisville.org by September 1, 2022.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR TO YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, HIGHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to Youth and Young Adults. This position serves the entire congregation with a specific focus on youth (6th-12th grades), their families, and young adults (post-high school through 20’s). Our youth and young adult communities are built on nurturing strong bonds within a diverse group, offering relatable and relevant faith formation and creating a brave space that honors the unique challenges that youth and young adults face. Required qualifications include: a Master of Divinity or related degree, 3-5 years of ministerial experience in youth ministry, and full affirmation of Highland’s progressive theology and core values.

View the full job description.

Learn more about Highland Baptist Church.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to APSearch@hbclouisville.org by August 1, 2022. In your cover letter please address your fit for ministry at Highland, choosing two of our core values and sharing why they most resonate with you.

FULL-TIME PASTOR, FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH, COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA

Fairview Community Church, located in Costa Mesa, California, is seeking a full-time Pastor. Maybe that person is you!  
 
Fairview is a small, lively, progressive congregation in the heart of Orange County. As we say each Sunday in greeting those gathered live and online, “Fairview is a diverse community, a joyously open and affirming congregation, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches-USA and the United Church of Christ…this is a safe place for all people to worship regardless of race, creed, age, cultural background, sexual, or gender orientation. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, know there is a place for you here.” 
 
We are searching for a leader who is creative, energetic, innovative, and imaginative. The possibilities and opportunities for ministry here are rich for the right leader.  

Read the full job description.

PASTOR FOR WORSHIP AND MUSIC, SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, LUBBOCK, TEXAS

“Second B” in Lubbock, Texas is seeking to call a Pastor for Worship and Music to serve with excellence and integrity of all worship and music related ministries of our congregation.

More about our congregation.
More about the position.

MINISTER TO YOUTH, LAKE SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH, WACO, TEXAS

Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, seeks a part-time Minister to Youth. Lake Shore Baptist Church, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists, is a welcoming and affirming community of Christians, attempting to discover, articulate and embody the meaning of the gospel in the world today. The Minister to Youth will encourage the development of spiritually healthy adolescents, act as a resource for parents and families, and create a space for the youth that is safe, in which individuals can explore the biblical narrative and how it can inform their own faith stories. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

MINISTER TO CHILDREN, LAKE SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH, WACO, TEXAS

Lake Shore Baptist Church, Waco, Texas, seeks a part-time Minister to Children. Lake Shore Baptist Church, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists, is a welcoming and affirming community of Christians, attempting to discover, articulate and embody the meaning of the gospel in the world today.  The Minister to Children will lead Lake Shore Baptist Church children (infants to 6th graders) in a comprehensive program of Christian education and will serve as a resource to parents and teachers in the following ways: by developing and/or coordinating all religious education programs for children; by assuming primary responsibility for pastoral care for children; and by keeping parents, children, and the church body informed about children’s activities. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE CROSSING CAMPUS MINISTRY, MADISON, WISCONSIN

Are you passionate about your progressive Christian faith? Would you like to promote and lead an organization that provides a brave and safe place for young adults to belong and grow in their faith? Are you a dynamic leader and relationship builder? The Crossing is looking for an Executive Director who is passionate about progressive campus ministry, a proactive fundraiser and a successful people leader.

The Crossing is a growing progressive Christian campus ministry on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The mission of The Crossing is to provide a Christian campus ministry where students can explore, question, understand, develop and affirm their relationship to God, each other and the world. This mission includes being a diverse and theologically open-minded Christian ministry that allows members of the university community the freedom to grasp anew the love and grace of God through an understanding of, and commitment to, living the gospel of Jesus Christ with a particular focus on his life and teachings. In short, The Crossing is a place where students can belong in community, explore their faith, and become their authentic selves.

The Executive Director leads The Crossing campus ministry, including championing the ministry, fundraising, strategic planning, people leadership, relationship building, and financial management. The Executive Director gives direction and leadership toward the
achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, and strategy, and its annual goals and objectives. The Executive Director has six roles: Ministry Champion, Chief Fundraiser, Strategic Planner, People Leader, Relationship Builder, and Fiduciary Manager.

This position may be full or part-time (75% – 100%). It is anticipated that this position requires work to be performed primarily in-person, onsite at The Crossing building on the UW-Madison campus in Madison, WI.

Salary and Benefits are commensurate with experience.

View the job description for more details about this exciting opportunity.

Visit our website at thecrossinguw.org or our Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more about The Crossing.

Applications (cover letter, resume and statement of faith) may be submitted via email to:
Edmond Ramly
President of the Board of Directors
thecrossinguw@gmail.com
Guaranteed application review through May 27, 2022; Open until filled.

SENIOR PASTOR, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

First Baptist Church of Rochester, NY is seeking a Senior Pastor. View the job description here for details.

Applications (resume and cover letter) may be submitted via email to:
Rev. Dr. Sandra Hasenauer
Executive Minister
American Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region
sanyh@abcrgr.org

Visit our website at www.rochesterfbc.org to learn more about FBC Rochester.

FULL-TIME PASTOR, PEOPLES CHURCH OF FLINT, MICHIGAN

Peoples Church of Flint, MI, (ABC, UCC and Alliance of Baptists), is a progressive congregation seeking applicants for full-time pastor. Peoples Church of Flint (formally The First Baptist Church, Flint, and formerly known as Woodside Church) has a long history of community engagement in the work for justice, and a long history of changing in response to a changing world. In the last several years, we have reclaimed our prophetic mission, sold our beautiful-but-burdensome building and moved to a more appropriate space and neighborhood, and changed our name to reflect our renewed self-understanding. We have adopted our Garland Declaration of prophetic vision as well as new principles that guide our financial life and our commitment to creation justice. (All those documents are available here: https://peopleschurchofflint.org/beliefs.) We are pleased to be in covenant with three denominations, but we take seriously our autonomy in mission and decision-making: we are eager to live Jesus’ way of social justice, committed to putting mission over mansion, focused on a message of welcome and well-being, and way more interested in changing the world than collecting a big bunch of people. The Pastor of Peoples Church is: a visionary, inviting the congregation always into new ways of being the Church; a brave and engaging preacher and truth-teller, enjoying expansive pulpit freedom and expected to be informed and speak prophetically on current global realities, even when it makes us uncomfortable (and we expect our pastor to live in the discomfort with us); a welcoming presence, making safe space especially for those for whom church has been a source of pain and ostracism; a teacher, helping learners share their own experiences of faith and see scripture in a new light; a caring and collaborative administrator overseeing the daily operations and part-;me staff, and inviting the gifts of all the people; a sensitive worship leader, engaging the whole congregation in a rich liturgical life. If this is you, we would welcome your resume or professional profile.

View a full job description.

To apply, send your resume or professional profile (including denominational endorsements) to: searchcommittee@peopleschurchofflint.org.

If you are interested in filling this job in an interim capacity, email your resume to Jamie Schmidt.

SENIOR PASTOR, CHILSON HILLS CHURCH, HOWELL, MICHIGAN

Principle Function: To spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things, for the joy of all people through Jesus Christ by providing pastoral leadership for the congregation, staff, and the community of Chilson Hills Church. Thus enabling the church staff and congregation to better carry out its mission, to preach the Good News of the Risen Christ (Luke 4:18).

Read or download the position description here.
Read or download a profile of Chilson Hills Church here.

PASTOR, NORTHMINSTER CHURCH, MONROE, LOUISIANA

Northminster Church in Monroe, LA is seeking a full-time Senior Pastor with responsibilities including preaching, worship planning, pastoral care and administration. A partner congregation of the Alliance of Baptists, Northminster is a progressive and diverse congregation, with a commitment to meaningful worship, inclusiveness, ecumenism, missions, and social justice. For more details, please see our Church and Pastor Profiles, the Pastor Job Description and application instructions at www.northmin.org.