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 Kristy Pullen, the website specialist. It is a one-time fee of $40 and your listing will run for 90 days (unless otherwise requested). You may pay the fee here and note: ministry openings. The Alliance wants to help connect you with places you can serve, find a theological home and pursue God’s justice.

INTERIM PASTOR, SEATTLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

Seattle First Baptist Church (SFBC), a 150-year-old church in the heart of urban Seattle, seeks an interim pastor to join its pastoral team in accompanying its congregation and community in the next phase of its development and growth. Like many churches, SFBC is navigating a complex set of challenges, among them: “being church” during a time when not everyone can meet in person due to COVID-19; a lack of racial, cultural, and generational diversity; and maintaining a large, historic building. SFBC has also committed to becoming an antiracist community, and we are leaning into that work. We are at an exciting, if daunting, inflection point, and are looking for an interim pastor who has the skills, experience, compassion, and energy to guide us into and through difficult conversations and challenging times and see them for the gifts and opportunities that they are.

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ASSOCIATE YOUTH AND COLLEGE MINISTER, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

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.
Visit our website firstbaptistgreenville.com for more information about our congregation and to download an application and job description.

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.

FULL-TIME INTERIM PASTOR, SILVERSIDE CHURCH, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Silverside Church in Wilmington, Delaware, is seeking a full-time interim pastor for a period of 12-18 months while a search is conducted for a full-time pastor. We are a proudly progressive non-denominational congregation with American Baptist roots. As a welcoming and affirming church, our small congregation is looking for someone with the experience needed to lead and guide us during this time of transition. We are committed to meaningful worship that supports freedom of belief and thought. Our community is dedicated to social justice and seeks to apply the teachings of Jesus to everyday life. If interested in more details of the job description, email pww108@gmail.com.

SENIOR MINISTER, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Historic American Baptist Church in lovely Newton Centre, Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Senior Minister for a small, but diverse, committed and engaged church community. We are a welcoming church that is loving and supportive, and encourages learning and critical thinking. Together we hope to continue to grow spiritually and live out our faith in the world.

Our new minister will have a Master of Divinity degree from an accredited theological seminary, five or more years of ministry or other professional experience, and a joyful spirit.

We offer a competitive compensation package based on the minister’s experience and skill set; and we offer a caring community.

Our new minister will have the typical responsibilities of a Senior Pastor, but we are flexible in our expectations and believe that calling the right person is more important than calling someone with a specific skill set.

Contact minister.search@fbcnewton.org for more information.

PART-TIME PASTOR, IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

The Immanuel Baptist Church in Rochester, New York, seeks a part-time pastor who has a strong foundation in biblical exegesis, is a skilled preacher, has strengths in pastoral care and spiritual development, and experience and a commitment to community outreach. Immanuel is a safe, vibrant, loving space where all God’s children may experience healing and transformation. Located in an urban neighborhood and in the center of owner-run restaurants, cafes, and shops, Immanuel has a distinct presence in the community and there is potential for growth among both young adults and active retirees. Immanuel seeks a part-time pastor who will collaborate with church membership in creative worship and outreach. Salary package includes benefits. For more information or to apply, send cover letter and American Baptist profile and/or resume/CV to the Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of the Rochester/Genesee Region, Rev. Dr. Sandra Hasenauer, at sandyh@abcrgr.org.

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).

Learn more about the church here.

Read or download the position description here.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR, PROVIDENCE CHURCH, CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

Providence Church, Charleston SC, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to join in our family in providing love and justice in our community. Responsibilities include leading youth and children’s ministries, serving on worship team, and assisting the Senior Pastor in providing pastoral care and leadership with the congregation. Providence Charleston is an open, vibrant and inclusive family of faith where all are welcome and invited to discover a community that connects to God, each other, and our world. We are affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. For full description, visit https://providencecharleston.org/jobs/seeking-associate-pastor and submit resume to ministryjob@providencecharleston.org

MINISTER OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE COVENANT, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

MINISTER OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Baptist Church of the Covenant, an inclusive, welcoming, mission-minded, progressive church in the city center of Birmingham, AL is seeking an individual to channel the energies of our congregation into direct service and advocacy that addresses immediate suffering of individuals and systemic injustice. The MCE will work with lay leaders and staff on direction and oversight of the church’s community and global engagement. Flexible schedule consisting of 30 hours per week. Includes Health Insurance and retirement match. For complete job description and to apply, go to www.bcoc.net or email mcesearch@bcoc.net

INTENTIONAL INTERIM PASTOR, METRO BAPTIST CHURCH, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

Metro Baptist Church in New York City is looking for an intentional interim to serve a year or two.  Salary and housing to be discussed with applicants.  Please email Ronnie Adams at ronniecbf@icloud.com if interested. mbcnyc.org

ASSOCIATE MINISTER FOR MUSIC & WORSHIP, UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

University Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia is seeking a full-time Associate Minister for Music and Worship. This person will be responsible for leading the church’s music ministries and planning weekly worship services. We seek an engaged and enthusiastic seminary graduate with an innovative spirit. We are a socially conscious and welcoming and affirming congregation and embrace creative thinking. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. More information is available here. To apply, send an email with your cover letter, resume, and references as a PDF to search@universitybaptist.org.

FAITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZER, CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (REMOTE)

Primary Purpose:
This position will be the Church World Service (CWS) Immigration and Refugee Program (IRP) congregational and member communion relations representative responsible for coordinating, maintaining and expanding community involvement in welcoming newcomers. Under the direction of the Director of Community Sponsorship and Engagement IRP+, this position will engage CWS member communions, denomination regional representatives, CWS refugee resettlement offices and local communities where CWS has affiliate offices in welcoming newcomers and educating the broader community about the importance of refugee resettlement. The Faith Community Organizer will provide leadership and direction for faith community outreach among CWS refugee resettlement offices and coordinate with the CWS Program and Advocacy Teams, including refugee organizers and refugee leadership teams. The organizer will be responsible for ensuring that each refugee and newcomer resettled through CWS receives community sponsorship and support  by ensuring that those community members are trained on how to best help newcomers integrate and thrive.

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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. We are accepting applications through October 15.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH DIRECTOR, COVENANT CHURCH, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Part-Time Children and Youth Director

Location: 4949 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Duties of a Children and Youth Director include:

Manage all activities related to the children and teenagers of Covenant Church, ages 0-18 years:
– Act as main communication point with parents, childcare staff, minister, and children and youth volunteers.
– Plan weekly Sunday school lessons and activities for all classes.
– Help plan and participate in three week-long summer camps (two sleep away camps: one for children and one for youth and one day camp at Covenant for children with youth helpers) and one weekend winter camp for
teenagers.
– Execute multiple service projects and social activities for various age groups throughout the year.
– Youth/Mentor Guidance
– Children & Youth Sunday
– Advent activities
– Volunteer opportunities for children, youth, and their families
– Easter Egg hunt with neighborhood community
– Hire and manage all nursery and childcare staff, coordinate all volunteers with children and youth including running background checks and child safety training.
– Ensure compliance to the Child Safe Policy for all staff and volunteers working with children and youth. Update the Child Safe Policy as necessary with Church Council.
– Manage the annual budget for Children & Youth activities.
– Organize all fund raisers for Children & Youth, including an annual auction.
– Serve as member of Church Council and the Children & Youth Committee.
– Maintain a list of all children and youth, based on age/birthday.

This is a part-time salaried position, 20 hours per week, including Sundays. Salary commensurate with experience.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree, experience working with children, annually pass a background check and child safety training, excellent communication skills, knowledge of MS office suite, Mac computer, HIGHLY organized.

About Us: Covenant Church affirms the sanctity, dignity, and equality of all human beings. We welcome persons of all racial and ethnic heritages, all sexual orientations, all gender identities, and all faith perspectives. We stand for each individual’s right to worship God and to respond to God’s call in their own understanding of God’s love. Please make sure you have reviewed our website and know who we are before applying: www.covenanthouston.org

All interested candidates should submit their resumes to jodi@covenanthouston.org.