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.

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

PART-TIME PASTOR FOR FORMATION & OUTREACH, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN JAMAICA PLAIN, MASSACHUSETTS

Part-time Pastoral Opportunity: Pastor for Formation & Outreach, First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, MA www.firstbaptistjp.org
We are an urban, multicultural, welcoming and affirming, justice-minded American Baptist/Alliance of Baptists congregation.

Responsibilities: Oversee and organize Christian formation and outreach programs of the church. Design and implement effective classes, programs and activities whereby the talents, skills and spiritual gifts of all members of the congregation are nurtured and are used to minister to others. Provide specific attention to integrating children/youth into all activities of church life with the goal of equipping them to lead and serve here, now and in the future. Download full job posting.

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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ASSOCIATE PASTOR, UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH, AUSTIN, TEXAS

University Baptist Church is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor to join in our work promoting justice and love in our community. Responsibilities include leading youth and children’s ministries, coordinating intergenerational spiritual formation, managing the benevolence program, and providing pastoral care and leadership to the congregation in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Senior Pastor.

UBC is a community that is “rooted in faith, progressive in action.” The Associate Pastor will embrace the church’s tradition of inclusiveness, its ministries to the marginalized in our neighborhood, and its commitment to social justice. The Associate Pastor will foster a welcoming and affirming environment for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, ability, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

See full job description here: https://bit.ly/UBCaustinAP

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to Rev. Natalie Webb – nwebb@ubcaustin.org by September 5th, 2021.

PART-TIME SENIOR PASTOR, UNIFOUR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (UNIFOUR CHURCH) NEWTON, NORTH CAROLINA

Unifour Christian Fellowship Church is a congregation that is debt free and operates out of a church building on seven ½ acres of land. In September of this year, we will celebrate 25 years of ministry. Currently, our strengths are inclusion, preaching, contemporary music, and ministry to foster children/families of the area.

The church seeks a unique Pastor who passionately promotes unconditional love and can lead the congregation to the next level of growth and spirituality. The Pastor is to be the Spiritual Leader of Unifour Church and is responsible for deepening the body’s relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. The Pastor needs to be a “people person” who will work well with Associate Pastors, our Church Council, ministry team leaders, other leaders in the community, and all who enter our doors.

Full position description available 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. We are accepting applications through October 15.

PASTOR, LAKE SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH OF WACO, TEXAS

Lake Shore Baptist Church of Waco, Texas, seeks a full-time Pastor who has the spiritual depth, skills, and experience needed to inspire, lead, and unify our congregation during a time of transition. Lake Shore is a welcoming and affirming community of Christians who are attempting to discover, articulate, and embody the meaning of the Gospel in the world today. We are affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and commit ourselves to meaningful worship, freedom of thought, and social justice.

Our pastor will share the inclusive values of Lake Shore Baptist Church; will be a gifted preacher who draws on theological scholarship and personal insight; will have strong leadership skills and several years of experience working cooperatively with pastoral staff and lay leadership; will have a welcoming personality and commitment to pastoral care; and will exhibit a high level of emotional maturity and understanding of group dynamics. A Master of Divinity or higher degree from an accredited theological seminary is required.

For much more information, see https://lsbcwaco.org/pastor-search/
Or contact Kristi SoRelle, Chair of the Search Committee, at pastorsearch@lsbcwaco.org

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.

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