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 from partners around the world. Ministry openings 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.

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.

SENIOR PASTOR, ST. MATTHEWS BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Full-Time Pastor

Location: 3515 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207

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.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2021.

CO-DIRECTOR OF THE ALLIANCE OF BAPTISTS

Position: Co-Director of the Alliance of Baptists

Location: 1801 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27605-1697

Employment Status: Full time 

Accountable To: The Board of Directors of the Alliance of Baptists, Inc. in partnership with the other Co-Director 

Organizational Background: Founded in 1987, the Alliance of Baptists is a group of progressive Baptists and Christians committed to enacting God’s love and justice in the world. Coming out of a long tradition of dissent and historic Baptist freedoms, the mission of the Alliance has been to reimagine the ways Baptists might more fully embrace God’s dream for the world. Today we are a faith community comprised of people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, theological beliefs, and ministry practices. The lay leadership and clergy in our organization and in our churches reflect that diversity.

 The Alliance continues to imagine ways to cultivate beloved community, claiming our prophetic identity within the body of Jesus Christ in the world. In 2018, the Alliance board commissioned a Racial Justice Task Group, composed of a diverse group of Alliance members, to do an analysis of the organization and our way of being in the world. Currently the Alliance is seeking a leader to guide the organization in implementation of the recommendations from the Task Group for dismantling systemic racism within the Alliance and its congregational and ministry partners as well as continuing the growth of the Alliance’s ministry. 
Responsibilities: The Co-Directors will work in a co-equal relationship. 

Individual responsibilities 

Strategic Leadership 
• Providing visionary leadership for and representing the Alliance in ministry settings, with ecumenical, advocacy and ministry partners, partner organizations, congregations, theological schools and students.
• Coordinating the centering of racial justice and implementation of antiracist policies and goals within the Alliance as established by the board and defined by the Racial Justice Task Group.
• Engage with the churches participating in the THRIVE for Racial Justice project, a learning community of  25 Alliance congregations committing to addressing systemic racism in their context, accompanied by three sociologists of religion, and funded by the Lilly Endowment.
• Advance an intersectional vision for the future of the Alliance.

Relationship Building 
• Engaging in outreach, ministry, mission and strategic visioning of the Alliance’s mission and programs, seeking to link those who have gifts to be shared with where their gifts are needed. This is to be achieved by developing and maintaining meaningful partnerships, both domestically and globally, in order to enhance the Alliance’s work for God’s justice in our world.
• Traveling one-third to one-half time of the full-time work hours, representing the Alliance by visiting churches, attending meetings, calling on donors, consulting with theological students, ministers and congregations, providing support to congregations, deepening connections with international ministry partners; and preaching.
• Understanding this position to be a calling that supports the Alliance of Baptists and the Body of Christ.
• Working collaboratively with the other Co-Director and staff in a team environment.
• Maintaining accountability to the Covenant of the Alliance, other staff members, the Board of Directors, and the membership of the Alliance.
• Overseeing the contributions of specialists, staff, and volunteers. 

Public Witness & Advocacy
• Serving as the “face” and “voice” of the Alliance, articulating a vision of the Alliance’s work in the world.
• Frequently attending worship services and programs, speaking publicly, and preaching, in an effort to cultivate strong relationships and attract new members for the Alliance.
• Developing and nurturing relationships with ecumenical and interfaith partners of the Alliance and representing the Alliance in such boards/committees as the National Council of Churches.
• Serving as the Alliance liaison for advocacy and justice issues, working with volunteer representatives to address current issues and advancing Alliance priorities related to LGBTQAI+ and racial justice.
• Serving as ‘leader of communion’ for purposes of signing statements on behalf of Alliance.

Fundraising
• Develop and execute fundraising strategy with support from the Congregational Engagement Team member.
• Guiding the fundraising efforts of the Alliance by nurturing relationships with the board of directors, individual supporters, congregations, and foundations.
• Engage and steward donors by writing thank you notes, participating in strategic visits with donors and making fundraising asks of congregations. 

Shared Responsibilities 
• Leading the Alliance in addressing systemic racism.
• Working primarily in a virtual workspace with face-to-face meetings on a regular schedule with the other Co-director and staff of five.
• Hire staff, direct the work of and conduct bi-annual reviews with staff.
• Collaborate in setting the agenda for and leading weekly staff meetings.
• Contributing to theme development, writing, and editing of various communications that promote the work and ministry of the Alliance for internal and external publication.
• Serving as a liaison with other leaders as a non-voting member of committees and communities, as assigned by the Alliance President and/or as needed.
• Presenting a semi-annual report to the Board, summarizing activities and accomplishments for the prior six months.
• Participate in organization-wide budgeting along with co-director and staff.
• Serve as a thought partner for co-director. 

Qualifications: 
• Theological education or equivalent educational background is required. Lived experience that supports our work is a plus.
• Extensive experience in working within the faith community.
• Passion for racial justice along with a strong ability to execute work with a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
• Experience in non-profit settings and an understanding of governance structures.
• Experience in community organizing, program direction, fundraising, facilitating meetings, making presentations, volunteer management, mentoring, and preaching.
• Minimum of five years’ experience in program management or a similar role.
• Demonstrated awareness of current events and their intersection with the mission and vision of the Alliance.
• Collaborative leadership style.
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships, bringing people together around common concerns.
• Demonstrated success working with the constituency of the Alliance, especially with LGBTQIA+,  Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI), and People of Color and people of diverse religious backgrounds.
• Successful experience managing/directing goal-oriented planning and outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience in a variety of communication media, print, broadcast, web, social media.
• Demonstrated success in raising funds to support an organization.
• Organized self-starter and self-directed worker and a good team player.
• High level imagination and possibilities thinker able to manage the work of others.
• Ability to maintain healthy boundaries.
• Valid Driver’s license and vehicle insurance. 

TO APPLY

The Alliance of Baptists is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation or expression), national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, age, disability, or genetic information.

The Alliance has retained Elinvar to conduct this search. For confidential consideration, please send your resume and a cover letter to gerri@elinvar.com. The position will be open until filled, and we encourage you to apply promptly.  

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CHURCH WORLD SERVICE MONITORING AND EVALUATION COORDINATOR – ASYLUM SERVICES

LOCATION: 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700, New York, NY 10115

CWS Asylum Services, part of the Immigration and Refugee Program, provides comprehensive support to asylum seekers in the United States. This includes supporting reception at US southern border shelters, providing case management services across the US, offering remote support through the CWS Call Center, and providing legal services to asylum seekers. The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator’s primary role is to manage the implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and research for these services.
CWS seeks a motivated, flexible, and service-oriented individual to serve as a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator. Strong technical skills are required. This individual must have the ability to work independently while coordinating regularly with a broader team remotely.

Experience designing and implementing M&E systems is required. The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be required to complete a background check and confidentiality agreement and will be expected to adhere to the CWS Code of Conduct.

Essential Duties: 
• Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for all aspects of CWS Asylum Services to ensure that high-quality and holistic services are provided across the continuum of services.
• Understand each grant’s logical framework and develop systems for monitoring, evaluation, and data collection.
• Create and/or improve data collection tools.
• Implement monitoring and evaluation systems.
• Monitor project activities, outputs, and progress, ensuring program delivery aligns with programmatic commitments and clients’ needs.
• Utilize program databases to collect and evaluate data.
• Analyze and organize data and summarize findings.
• Develop monthly, quarterly, and annual programmatic reports and contribute to grant proposals and public information as needed.
• Share evaluation findings with program staff and leadership.
• Conduct M&E training for other program staff.
• Develop and implement client feedback mechanisms.
• Track best practices.
• Participate in regular coordination calls and training facilitated by CWS.
• Other responsibilities as assigned. 

Qualifications: 
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.
Experience: Monitoring and evaluation experience required. Strong writing skills required. Non-profit experience preferred. Previous work experience with asylum seekers, refugees, or asylees preferred. Language: English fluency required, fluency in Spanish preferred.

Other Skills: Strong computer literacy with knowledge of word processing and database applications. Ability to use standard office equipment in performing varied activities. Attention to detail. Respect of confidentiality. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Apply at cwsglobal.org

View or download the position description here.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE CALL CENTER SPECIALIST

LOCATION: 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700, New York, NY 10115

CWS Asylum Services, part of the Immigration and Refugee Program, provides support to asylum seekers at the border through the support of local shelters, and nationally through the CWS Call Center, case management and legal services.

The primary purpose of this position is to connect immigrants across the United States with information and referrals to services and resources in their local communities. Immigrants, including asylum seekers, who call the CWS Call Center will be linked to local social service providers, legal service providers, and other resources. The Call Center Specialist will provide quality information and excellent customer service to all callers.

CWS seeks a motivated, flexible, service and advocacy-driven individual to serve as a Call Center Specialist. Technical, coordination and interpersonal skill sets are required. This individual must have the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and navigate challenging systems. Multi-tasking, customer service, and ability to navigate online research in a fast-paced environment are required.

Call Center Specialists will be speaking directly with immigrants and will be required to complete a background check, confidentiality agreement, training modules, and adhere to the CWS Code of Conduct.

Essential Duties:
• Answer calls through the CWS Call Center.
• Navigate online resource research quickly to respond to each caller’s unique needs.
• Refer callers to social services and legal services in their local communities.
• Utilize three-way calls if needed to ensure caller has been appropriately connected.
• Provide excellent customer service to every caller with professional and warmth.
• Have a demonstrated understanding of what resources asylum seekers are eligible for.
• Respond to emails through the CWS resource center.
• Use data management system to regularly collect data.
• Communicate as needed with legal and other community service providers across the US.
• Research and update resources regularly.
• Calmly and appropriately respond to safety and protection concerns that callers raise.
• Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to ensure data is tracked
safely and effectively.
• Participate in regular coordination calls and trainings facilitated by CWS.
• Complete quarterly productivity and statistical reports for CWS.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

Experience: Previous work experience with asylum seekers, refugees, or asylees preferred. Case management and/or social service experience is preferred. Customer service experience, particularly via phone, is preferred.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

Other Skills: Strong computer literacy with knowledge of word processing and database applications. Ability to use standard office equipment in performing varied activities, including rapid online resource research while maintaining high levels of professionalism and customer service with callers. Attention to detail. Respect of confidentiality.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran
status.

Apply at cwsglobal.org

View or download the position description here.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE CALL CENTER PROGRAM MANAGER

LOCATION: 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 700, New York, NY 10115

CWS Asylum Services, part of the Immigration and Refugee Program, provides comprehensive support to asylum seekers in the United States. This includes supporting reception at US southern border shelters, providing case management services across the US, offering remote support through the CWS Call Center, and providing legal services to asylum seekers.

CWS seeks a motivated, flexible, service and advocacy-driven individual to serve as a Call Center Program Manager who will develop, manage, and expand the CWS Call Center. The Call Center is a national program that provides information and referrals to migrants across the United States. Technical, coordination and interpersonal skill sets are required. This individual must have the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and navigate challenging systems. Multitasking, customer service, and ability to navigate online research in a fast-paced  environment are required. The Call Center Program Manager will be speaking directly with individuals seeking asylum and will be required to complete a background check, confidentiality agreement, and training modules, and will be expected to adhere to the CWS Code of Conduct.

Essential Duties:
• Manage all aspects of the CWS Call Center.
• Oversee Call Center staff, including Call Center operators.
• Develop and expand the Call Center through strategic planning and resource generation.
• Create partnerships to enhance Call Center operations.
• Oversee outreach and marketing of Call Center to increase calls.
• Engage with other service providers to increase referrals to the Call Center.
• Maintain and improve database of national service providers.
• Manage Call Center operations, track calls and outcomes.
• Collect and analyze Call Center data for reporting and program improvements.
• Complete monthly, quarterly, and annual reports regarding program accomplishments.
• Analyze program challenges and improve systems to improve services.
• Serve as backup operator by answering calls.
• Support Call Center staff in providing excellent customer service to every caller with
professional and warmth.
• Have a demonstrated understanding of what resources asylum seekers are eligible for.
• Communicate as needed with legal and other community service providers across the US.
• Research and update resources regularly.
• Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator to evaluate program.
• Participate in regular coordination calls and trainings facilitated by CWS.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience.

Experience: Previous work experience with asylum seekers, refugees, or asylees preferred. Customer service experience, particularly via phone, is preferred.

Other Skills: Strong computer literacy with knowledge of word processing and database applications. Ability to use standard office equipment in performing varied activities, including rapid online resource research while maintaining high levels of professionalism and customer service with callers. Attention to detail. Respect of confidentiality.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran
status.

Apply at: cwsglobal.org

View or download a position description here.

PART-TIME PASTOR, UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH, COLUMBUS, OHIO

LOCATION: 50 West Lane Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201

University Baptist Church is a Welcoming and Affirming Church within the American Baptist Churches USA. We are located in an urban area of Columbus, Ohio, adjacent to The Ohio State University. Our small and vibrant congregation is seeking a part-time pastor (up to ¾ time) to lead, guide, teach and pray for us. We have developed a strategic plan that seeks to minister to the community in new and creative ways and we seek a person who can embrace and help guide the implementation of our new vision. Our hope is that through meaningful worship, mission-based service opportunities, and shared learnings, we will introduce others to the beloved community and invite them to join the faith journey of discipleship. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. 

For a more complete overview of our community, please see our website: ubccolumbus.org

Enquiries and resumes may be sent to Orin Newberry, Search Committee Chair, at newberry123@sbcglobal.net

MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS DIRECTOR, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MADISON, WISCONSIN

LOCATION: 518 N. Franklin Ave., Madison, WI 53705-3699

First Baptist Church (FBC) is a progressive American Baptist church, and a welcoming/affirming faith community, open to all. Sunday worship service is currently held at 10:30 a.m. via ZOOM and Facebook until it is determined safe to return in person in the sanctuary. At that time, the Sunday service will most likely continue to be live streamed.

First Baptist Church has had a strong and varied music program throughout its 172-year history, offering traditional and non-traditional music. We have a 15-member adult choir, an experienced bell choir, and offer an annual flute concert to raise funds for the Chinese Orphan Project. Church instruments include a restored Kawaii grand piano and a Reuters pipe organ in the sanctuary, 5 octaves of bells, chimes, plus Orff instruments and several rehearsal pianos. Other music staff include a church organist with extensive repertoire/experience, an experienced handbell director, plus part-time guitar/harp/banjo players.

Position Description: FBC is seeking a part-time Music/Worship Arts Director to start no later than September 1, 2021 or earlier if possible. This part-time position will require approximately 12 hours a week. The Music/Worship Arts Director will coordinate with the Pastor, the Organist, Handbell director and other musicians for all worship music, and will direct the adult choir. Choir rehearsals are usually held on Thursdays 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. September through May. Summer worship provides time for other music opportunities. A pianist/organist will be provided for choir rehearsals. 

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DIRECTOR, BAPTIST HOUSE OF STUDIES AT UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY

LOCATION: 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227

Purpose:  To administer the Baptist House of Studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Reports to the Vice President of Community Life. Collaborate with the Baptist House of Studies Advisory Board. 

Responsibilities and Duties:
●      Recruit Baptist students to Union Presbyterian Seminary, working with the Admissions Office of the Richmond Campus
●      Advise Baptist students regarding matters related to Baptist ordination and ministry requirements
●      Work with the Supervised Ministry and Vocational Placement Office in providing field education opportunities for continuing students and vocational placement opportunities for graduating students
●      Work with the Director of Student Services to provide community-building activities both specifically for Baptist students and for students across the campus
●      Work with the Academic Dean of the Richmond Campus of UPSem to identify potential instructors in areas of Baptist history, theology, and polity for UPSem Baptist students
●      Work with UPSem and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) to inform CBF church leaders and members as well as the larger public about the Baptist House at UPSem
●      Represent the Baptist House and UPSem in gatherings of leaders of CBF partner schools
●      Coordinate and manage fundraising activities in consultation with the UPSem VP for Advancement to support the Baptist House at UPSem
●      Staff and support a Baptist House Advisory Board. 

Required Knowledge and Skills:
●      M.Div. or equivalent (advanced theological degree preferred)
●      Member of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
●      Ability to travel to CBF churches and gatherings in VA and beyond
●      Excellent written and oral skills
●      MS Office experience required 

Working Conditions and Benefits: 
The position will be half-time: initially approximately 20 hours per week. No benefits will be provided. 

Status:  Part-time, non-exempt position.

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Letters of application, including a resume/CV and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Michelle Walker, Vice President for Community Life and Dean of Students, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227, or emailed to mwalker@upsem.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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GREENWOOD FOREST CHILDREN’S CENTER DIRECTOR

LOCATION: 110 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511

Greenwood Forest Children’s Center (GFCC), a program of the non-profit Greenwood Forest Baptist Church (GFBC), is seeking to hire a Director for GFCC. This is a three-quarter time (30 hours), year-round position. Paid Time Off will be given in addition to holidays, and the amount of PTO will be determined by years of experience, with 3 weeks being the minimum. This position also includes health coverage. The salary range is $32,000-$40,000 per year, depending on experience/qualifications.
College degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Degree in Early Childhood Education referred. 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Experience as a director or assistant director preferred. NC Early Childhood Administration credentials preferred. Must demonstrate strong leadership, management, and organizational skills. Must have NO criminal convictions for child related offenses, including neglect or abuse.

GFCC has been serving the educational needs of our community for 54 years. The church began GFCC in 1967 as one of the first integrated kindergartens in Cary. We began as a kindergarten before public kindergarten was offered through Wake County Public Schools. We are a diverse school with children and families from many different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Last year, before we had to close our doors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had 16 classrooms, 200 children enrolled, and 35 staff members. As we open our doors in the fall of 2021, we are seeking a director who can lead us through the challenges of operating safely in light of the pandemic and a director who can provide vision for how GFCC can further align with GFBC’s vision to better meet the needs of our community and our neighbors.

While the preschool is a secular educational program, it is supported by GFBC, which is a religious non-profit. GFBC is an inclusive community of faith, which means that we welcome, affirm, and include all people in their diversity of genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We expect the director of our childcare center to show commitment to this vision in how they lead and direct the center’s operations. GFBC values, and wishes to maintain, the secular instruction central to GFCC and welcomes children of all faiths and none.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to gfbcsearch@gmail.com. Applicant Review will begin on March 1.

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ROYAL LANE BAPTIST CHURCH INTERIM PASTOR

LOCATION: 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas, TX 75230


Diverse people united in Christ
Royal Lane Baptist Church is an inclusive, multi-generational community of believers in God as
revealed in Jesus Christ. As a progressive and autonomous Baptist church, we value the freedom
to minister alongside other groups, both Christian and non-Christian. We are a vibrant
welcoming and affirming mosaic of ethnicities, racial identities, sexual orientations, gender
identities, and socioeconomics. We affirm the sacredness, dignity, and equality of every person.
Interim Pastor Position
Royal Lane Baptist Church, established in 1952, is seeking an Interim Pastor to lead its 272
active member congregation while it completes a search for a full-time Senior Pastor. Royal
Lane, based in Dallas, is affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and Fellowship Southwest. The
Interim Pastor will be a full-time position reporting to the Deacon Chair and have responsibility
for providing spiritual and institutional leadership and guidance through preaching, teaching,
pastoral care, and administration. The Interim Pastor will play an important role in supporting
and coordinating the church staff – Minister of Music and Worship, Minister to Children and
Interim Minister to Youth, administrative staff, and pastoral intern – and working closely with
elected church leadership to ensure that the ministries to which Royal Lane is committed
continue to thrive during this interim period. The Interim Pastor will assist the congregation
through a healthy transition process, providing leadership, guidance and challenge as the
congregation explores and clarifies its sense of vision, identity and mission in preparation for the
calling of the next Senior Pastor.
The position is open as of June 1, 2021, with the ability to commit up to one year with extension
if needed. The Interim Pastor may not seek the position of Senior Pastor.

Requirements
The Interim Pastor must possess at least a Master of Divinity or equivalent educational
credentials (DMin preferred). Interim or Transitional Ministry Training is preferred and any
applicant must be able to demonstrate having had successful experiences in leading a diverse
congregation, especially during times of change and seasons of interim. In addition, the Interim Pastor must possess the following characteristics:
Effective Communicator – Clearly articulates biblically based sermons that inspire congregants
to become more active participants in their spiritual development and the ministries we support.
Must also possess subject matter expertise on materials presented to congregation and for Bible
Study.
Strong Interpersonal Skills – A welcoming personality to all congregants, ministers, and staff as
individuals and in groups.
Culturally Proficient/Values Diversity – Understands and appreciates that Royal Lane members
and our community are diverse and supports their participation in the various ministries of the
church, including preaching.
Passionate – Has a clear sense of calling to interim ministry and is as dedicated to this calling as
if it were a full-time, long-term position.
Collaborative – Works well with church staff, volunteers, committee chairpersons and
congregation to design and implement programs to meet the needs of members and the ministries
to which we are called.
Strong Facilitation/Mediation Skills – Able to listen to all perspectives and to work with various
personalities to resolve issues, develop programs, and promote Royal Lane in the larger
community.
Visionary – Able to lead us in imagining and envisioning a fulfillment of our mission and core
values while working with the congregation to implement programs in achieving it.
Interested individuals can submit their resume and any other applicable information to
pastorsearch@royalllane.org or to Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75230
attn: Interim Search Committee.

This job description is approved by the Personnel Committee and the Executive Deacon
Committee.

PALISADES COMMUNITY CHURCH HALF-TIME PASTOR

Location: Northwest Washington D.C.

Seeking Ordained Half-Time Pastor

The Palisades Community Church (PCC) in Northwest Washington D.C. is a small, inclusive, multi-denominational church united by its members’ love of Christ and each other. This progressive church seeks a settled half-time pastor to begin by September 27, 2021, if possible. We are dedicated to building community amidst diversity of race, age, lifestyle, and belief, and are affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC).

In 2020, PCC launched a non-profit called the Palisades Hub, under the direction of an Executive Director–already in place–to manage the church’s building as a gathering place for the broader community to “connect, learn and serve.” This frees the church from many administrative duties, making it possible to redefine our vision and actions for the future. We now seek an ordained pastor to inspirit our engagement with each other and the community by providing thoughtful sermons and services; communicating effectively with members and neighbors; and organizing activities. The pastor must be able to work within our democratic framework for decision making. Salary will be offered commensurate with the candidate’s experience, preaching, leadership, outreach, and pastoral skills.

Interested applicants should visit our website at www.thepalisadescommunitychurch.org for the application package. Applications are welcome early; we intend to stop receiving applications on June 30, 2021.