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 Kristy Pullen. 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.


North Hills Community Baptist Church (NHCBC) is in search of an inspirational leader (ideally with a Master’s Degree (M.Div. or equivalent); ordained minister in American Baptist Churches USA) to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of its long-time Senior Pastor. It is a multi-generational, multi-cultural church located about eight miles north of downtown Pittsburgh. NHCBC is a very welcoming and mission-minded congregation with a blended morning worship service. The engaged congregation desires to increase its outreach to the community in new and greater ways than in the past. NHCBC is known for its pastoral stability and pastoral support. The church is actively involved in Baptist and ecumenical groups on a local, regional, national, and international basis.

View or download full position description.

Interested applicants can send a resume and letter of interest to Mark Mendicino, NHCBC Pastoral Search Committee Chairperson at


University Baptist Church (UBC) in Waco, Texas is seeking a 20-hour per week Kids Pastor who will provide thoughtful leadership to all areas of kids ministry (infant through 5th grade). This person will provide compassionate pastoral care and spiritual formation for kids, their families, and kids ministry volunteers through Sunday morning programming, special events, VBS, and kids camp. UBC’s contemporary worship model does not see a division between the sacred and the secular and seeks to approach God through creative liturgies and artistic expressions. UBC is a medium-sized, inclusive church that is fully affirming of women in ministry and the LGBTQIA+ community. The Kids Pastor will report directly to the Lead Pastor. Applications will be accepted until May 31st, 2024 or until the position is filled.

Applicants can send their resume and cover letter to; more information is available at


Lake Shore Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Director or Minister of Music. The position (see full description here) is salaried (not paid on an hourly basis), but will usually require 8-10 hours/week, primarily on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Position responsibilities are as follows:
–Plan, organize and implement a church music program in conjunction with the Worship Committee and pastors. Regular weekly consultation with the pastors is essential.
–Plan and administer the music budget in conjunction with the Worship and Finance Committees.
–Direct the adult choir.
–Supervise the organist/pianist, scheduling substitutes when necessary. Consult with the Personnel and Worship Committees when the position is vacant.
–Enlist vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles to enhance Sunday and special services.
–Be responsible for the purchase, inventory, care, repair and storage of all music, music literature, and related equipment and instruments.
–Carry out any special tasks that may arise relative to the music or worship life of the church or other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
–Arrange for a substitute director when it is necessary to be absent.

To apply for the position, please submit a letter of interest, a description of your experience and/or resume, and full contact information, to A full background check will be required of all finalists.

Review of the materials will begin on April 15, 2024. We will schedule remote interviews with candidates where there is mutual interest and continue until the position is filled.


University Baptist Church is seeking a PASTORAL RESIDENT to join our pastoral team. Our program is 24 months which includes shared pastoral duties of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. The resident for 2024-2026 will also have a focus in our children’s ministry.

UBC is a family sized church located in Hattiesburg, MS. We are affiliated with both the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Ministers of all denominations may apply (M. Div. or M.T.S. required) but there is a preference for individuals with a Baptist/congregational background.

If interested, visit us at and email your resume and cover letter to Your cover letter needs to address the following questions:
Why are you interested in our pastoral residency program?
What areas of growth do you see in yourself?
Where have you found joy in ministry?


First Baptist Greenville, SC, a progressive and inclusive faith community, is seeking a full-time Minister to Senior Adults. We are looking for an energetic, organized, spiritually mature individual with a seminary degree and a minimum of five years of ministry experience. They will lead a comprehensive ministry dedicated to offering spiritual formation, fellowship, trips, and service opportunities for our senior members and the wider community. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to ministering alongside our senior adult community, with sensitivity to their unique needs. They will also assist with pastoral care throughout the church, primarily focusing on senior adults. As a valued member of our church’s ministerial staff, the ideal candidate will exemplify a demeanor marked by a collaborative work ethic, adaptability, an attitude of respect, and joy for ministry.

Send resume and cover letter to Jenna Manning by Monday, April 15, 2024.


Part-Time Associate Pastor for Families
Community Church of Providence
372 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906

Description of Position
Community Church of Providence (American Baptist Churches, USA) is a diverse and inclusive congregation in Providence, RI.  Candidates from other denominations are encouraged to apply. 

The part-time Associate Pastor for Families will become a part of a collaborative ministry team with strong volunteer support, and, in addition to specializing in ministry with children and their families, is encouraged to serve in a wide range of ministry areas depending on her/his interests and gifts (social justice, worship, preaching, pastoral care).  We aim to provide a foundational and enriching environment for our children and youth, enabling them to experience God’s love, grow in their faith and discipleship, and discover opportunities to serve others.  

While there is flexibility, we envision a position of between 20-30 hours per week.  There is potential for this position to become full-time in the future.

-Providing hands-on leadership and growth for ministries to children and youth and their families, including but not limited to Sunday morning Christian Education
-Planning activities for children, youth, and their families, including opportunities to fellowship, explore the community/nature, lead in worship, and give back in service
-Creating opportunities for engagement with children and youth during the summer months, especially during our CCOP Kids’ Week
-Serving in other areas of ministry, dependent upon gifts and interests

-Commitment to the well-being of children and youth and their development
-Experience working with young people in comparable settings
-Openness to theological diversity
-Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
-Creativity and initiative
-Willingness to work as a team with volunteers and church staff
-Theological education (whether MA/MDiv or degree in process), or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Rev. Sarah Reed Jay at  Also, please feel free to reach out with any questions.


This is a solo pastor role for a community church in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley. We are located 10 minutes away from Acadia University and only an hour away from our capital city and an international airport. Important values that guide our life together as a congregation include open membership, inclusion, open communication, community involvement, ecumenical co-operation, involvement of children and youth, study, and growth in personal discipleship. Worship has always been our central activity; at PWUBC we value both traditional worship and creative expression.

View or download a full position description.


Village Baptist Church is seeking an ordained, preferably Baptist, minister with a minimum of 3-5 years of pastoral ministry experience and a Master’s-level degree (preferably Master of Divinity) from an Association of Theological Schools-accredited educational institution.  We are seeking a candidate who takes preaching preparation seriously and engages missionally, both locally and globally.  This candidate will come to our multicultural, multiethnic, highly congregationally-led church community, which is looking to grow, in Prince George’s County, MD, located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C.
Please see the detailed position description at
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume, to This position will remain open until filled. 


The Baptist Church of West Chester (BCWC) is seeking a part time Associate Pastor of Students who will join in the leadership of the people of the Baptist Church of West Chester in West Chester, PA in a supportive capacity to the Senior Pastor and will lead and coordinate a ministry for youth (6th – 12th grades) and their families so that children discover their identity as one who is loved by God and learn to share God’s love with the people in their young lives.

The Baptist Church of West Chester is an intergenerational faith community in the heart of West Chester, PA. The church is affiliated with ABCUSA, The Alliance of Baptists, AWAB, and ABCOPAD. 

See more about BCWC at

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to


Lakeside’s current minister has announced his retirement effective as of January 31, 2024, and we have the daunting task of selecting a new senior minister. While our minister’s departure from our pulpit is sad, it also offers an opportunity to provide new spiritual leadership for our church and bring in new ideas and renewed vigor.

Our Sunday morning worship services are live-streamed, and worship with excellent preaching and music and congregational participation is practiced and valued highly at Lakeside. Our approach has been to involve the mind as well as the heart and body in the development and witness of our faith. We have been characterized by our dignified, ordered worship and our spirited commitment to responsible Christian involvement in the world.

We hope to attract a new senior minister and spiritual leader who will appreciate and respect Lakeside’s foundation and approach and lead and help us build upon it to grow and reach out in exciting ways.

To learn more about Lakeside visit  and view our Church Profile and 2022 Strategic Planning report which can be accessed on the PASTOR SEARCH page of the website and our worship services and orders of worship and current activities and programs in effect from time to time.

To inquire further about this position, please contact Sam Johnson, Pulpit Committee Chair at


First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain/The Centre for Faith, Art & Justice are seeking a committed and dynamic individual to fill the critical role of Community Liaison for our Food Justice Program. The goals of this position are to assist food insecure individuals and families with a wide range of resources, to support volunteers in making the program run smoothly and provide needed data for evaluation and funding.

Basic Duties and Responsibilities:

Support and abide by the mission and values of FBCJP and The Centre.
Maintain a consistent and visible presence at The Centre Food Hub in Jamaica Plain.
Recruit and schedule volunteers to fill various roles supporting the operations of the FBCJP and the Food Hub including preparing meals in the kitchen, packing groceries, and delivering meals and groceries. Also assist with handling absences and cancellations.
Create and maintain driving routes for the delivery of meals and groceries.
Maintain the database of volunteers and recipients, keeping up with current information.
Assure clear communication. Assist with answering the phone and monitoring e-mails and voicemails received by the Food Hub; responding and/or forwarding critical information as appropriate.
Meet with and empower neighbors to procure resources necessary for the life and dignity of all in our community. provide crisis intervention and make referrals as appropriate.
Attend weekly supervision, staff meetings and other gatherings as requested.
Manage Boston Cares and other needed accounts, reporting and scheduling.
Cultivate participation of food recipients as volunteers and leaders in the program.
Create communication tools for use in print, digitally and on social media that raise awareness of resources and serve to destigmatize hunger and related concerns.
Work with the Food Justice team, volunteers and community to advocate for a just and equitable food system and sustainability for the program.
Reporting to the Food Justice Coordinator and Pastor/Executive Director to fulfill the goals of the program.
Assist Coordinator and Office Manager regarding reporting and paperwork and develop data collection plan to inform changing dynamics and needs of recipients as well as information for Grant applications.
Attend weekly supervision, staff meetings and other gatherings as requested.

Must be passionate about food justice in our community.
Must be fully bilingual in Spanish and English
Must have a driver’s license.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and interact with volunteer teams and diverse communities
Excellent communication, collaborative interpersonal skills with ability to maintain confidentiality
Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage information and systems, and timely follow-up
Must have computer proficiency using Google Spreadsheets and data systems documents (preferably Salesforce) and be able to use social media for outreach and marketing purposes.
Ability to exercise good judgment, diplomacy, and sensitivity to all persons, regardless of faith, economic status, disability, culture, race, age, gender, sexual orientation and human condition.
CORI check required

Full-time. $45,000/year. 4 weeks paid time off. For more information contact Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird at


The people of Good Shepherd Baptist Church are excited about the prospect of finding a settled minister to share in and lead us on our spiritual journey.  We are seeking a part-time pastor to provide Christ-centered inspiration, partner with us in pastoral care, and support our efforts in doing God’s work in our community.  We are open to an early-career pastor as well as a bi-vocational pastor.

Good Shepherd Baptist Church is a welcoming, generous, and supportive community of learners and explorers.
celebrate diversity,
embrace the journey to racial and social justice,
foster intergenerational relationships, and
strive to be stewards of the Earth.

If you are interested in learning more about this position, the full job description can be found here: 
GSBC Job description

If you want to know more about Good Shepherd Baptist Church, please read about us and what we are doing at these sites: 
Church Profile:GSBC profile

Please email inquiries or resumes to:


Reverend Dr. Amos Cleophilus Brown, Sr., Senior Pastor of Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, California, has announced his plan to retire at the end of 2024. In preparing for his retirement, the Church leadership is seeking a candidate to serve as Executive Pastor during the remainder of Pastor Brown’s tenure, with the expectation that the successful candidate would become Senior Pastor of the Church upon Pastor Brown’s retirement. In the event an individual has interest in the position of Senior Pastor, but not available for the Executive Pastor position and would be available to assume the Senior Pastor position on January 1, 2025, the Search Committee would also be interested in receiving your materials. 

Scarcely 24 months after California’s admission to the Union, in August of 1852, after suffering discrimination by First Baptist Church, nine Christians gathered in the home of Eliza and Russell Davis and established The Third Baptist Church of San Francisco. This spiritual landmark has now thrived for over 171 years. 

The successful candidate should have unquestionable spiritual and moral integrity, is of sound mind and character. The candidate embraces traditional and contemporary forms of worship and sacred music. The candidate also understands and is a proponent of intergenerational and cultural nuances that are critical in continuing the effective trajectory of the Church.

To learn more about this position or to apply please see the full profile HERE.


Grant Park Church is an American Baptist Church established in 1926 in the beautiful Grant Park neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. We seek a full-time pastor to lead our congregation, which is welcoming and affirming, journeying deeper into the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We are praying and seeking God’s guidance in the process of finding the leader that would shepherd us into a future of hope, service, study of scripture, and Christian witness. The qualified candidate will have a master’s level education and be ordained by American Baptist Churches or be willing to obtain said ordination. For more information about our affiliations, ministry, and a more extensive position description, please visit our website at For information about our neighborhood, you may visit To apply directly by email, send a cover letter and resume to Or you may apply through


St. John’s Baptist Church is a progressive church located in the Elizabeth Community of Charlotte, NC, at 300 Hawthorne Lane.  We are a servant church 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 are seeking candidates called to serve through worship and music leadership as a full time member of our ministerial staff.  We welcome all those interested to apply regardless of denominational affiliation.  Further information regarding the position and our church may be found at
Interested applicants should provide the following to

A cover letter;
A resume reflecting your educational and professional experience; and 
A video response not to exceed three (3) minutes responding to one of the two following prompts:**
Describe a time when you felt God guiding you to music and worship ministry; or
How does music and worship connect to the church’s work in our community?
**In the event video files exceed attachment limits, please provide a link to your video response on any video posting website you prefer (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).

Upon receipt of the items above, we will acknowledge receipt of your application and keep you apprised as we review and begin scheduling interviews. The application process will remain open through August 11, 2023.


Peace of Christ Church is searching for a part-time Worship Leader to join our creative, collaborative, non-hierarchical team. Read the full description here. 

Email with inquiries. Please include a cover letter, resume, and links to any samples leading, performing, or playing music. 


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


Peoples Church of Flint in Flint, MI, is looking for a settled pastor.
We are an Open and Affirming church that believes in following Jesus’s way of social justice. Our small but feisty congregation is on a journey that took us from a traditional church building to a re-purposed building in downtown Flint where we continue our journey of learning how to be good stewards, better neighbors and find new ways of connection and service within our community.
Peoples Church (formerly Woodside Church of Flint, formerly First Baptist Church of Flint) has been traditionally and continues to be a progressive Christian community. We are committed to nurturing freedom, honesty, diversity and living Jesus’ way of social justice. We have been involved in the Flint Community and in social justice issues in Flint, the State of Michigan and nationally.
We take the Bible seriously, but not literally; we provide safe space for people who have been hurt by church to explore what it means to be church for each other. Here, we love first, and figure out the rest later. We are a questioning congregation that welcomes questions and seeks answers together.
We actively participate in the Creation Justice network. We have participated in the Poor People’s Campaign in Michigan and sent a delegation to the Mass Poor People Assembly and the Moral March in Washington. We share our facilities free of charge, providing office and meeting space for MADE Institute, a non-profit Flint organization assisting returning citizens from prison and with the Hispanic Cultural Center.
We are looking for a pastor who can be a partner on our journey as we explore ways to be of real service to our neighborhood, the Flint community and the world.
If you are interested, please contact us at to request our Church Profile. You can also visit our church website to learn more about who we are at

View a full job description.

To apply, send your resume or professional profile (including denominational endorsements) to:

Ministry Opportunities