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.

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, WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH, DALLAS, TEXAS

Wilshire Baptist Church, located in Dallas, Texas, is looking for its next senior pastor upon the retirement of our current senior pastor.  We like to say Wilshire is “a different kind of Baptist church.” We’re Christian by conviction, Baptist by tradition and ecumenical in spirit. We’re an inclusive Christian community of believers where Every Body is welcome.

Our church strives to be a bold witness to the way of Christ in our time as we create a community of faith shaped by the spirit of Jesus Christ.  We are a safe place to wrestle with life’s questions and encourage our members to step out of the pew and become involved in service to the community and the world.

We are seeking a pastor who will partner with us as we enter into the next stage of our congregation’s vibrant ministry. You can learn more about Wilshire, the job opening and apply for the position of senior pastor by visiting wilshirebc.org/pastor-search. The application will remain open through June 6th.

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, ROYAL LANE BAPTIST CHURCH, DALLAS, TEXAS

Royal Lane Baptist Church (Dallas, TX) seeks a full-time Pastor who is called to minister to a vibrant mosaic of welcoming and affirming Christians. Royal Lane is affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and Fellowship Southwest, and we are committed to meaningful worship, freedom of thought, and racial/social justice. We are searching for a pastor who has the spiritual depth, skills, and experience to inspire, unify, and lead our multigenerational and multiracial congregation.
 
You can find more details about the position and the church on our website, or through our Facebook page. To apply, send an email to pastorsearch@royallane.org with a resume and cover letter.

MINISTER OF MUSIC, LAKESIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA

Lakeside Baptist Church, Rocky Mount, North Carolina seeks a Minister of Music. Lakeside Church, affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists, is a Baptist church by heritage, open-minded and ecumenical in spirit, with a liturgical worship style which incorporates the richness of other Christian traditions.  The church enjoys a reputation for outstanding music and is accustomed to and appreciates a wide repertoire of classical sacred music. The Minister of Music has responsibility for adult, youth and children’s choirs and a bell choir and participates in worship planning.  For more information, please contact Samuel W. Johnson, Music Committee Chairman, at 252-972-7118 or sjohnson@poynerspruill.com.

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.

A full job description is available here.

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.

PART-TIME BUSINESS AND FACILITIES 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 and Facilities 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 provides facilities management by setting priorities for work on and around Binkley and overseeing the work of the Sexton. He/she will be supportive of Binkley Baptist Church’s mission to build compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus.

For a complete job description, click here.

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

PART-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC, GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Grace Baptist Church, Richmond, VA is seeking a part-time (25 hr/wk) Minister of Music to begin in August 2022. Grace Baptist, a creative, welcoming and affirming congregation, affiliates with American Baptist Churches (USA), Alliance of Baptists, River City Faith Network, and Baptist World Alliance. The congregation partners with Baptist Women in Ministry. Ideal attributes for the successful candidate will be a sense of ministerial identity, collaborative leadership style, flexibility, a wide-ranging knowledge of church music styles, ability to effectively lead the adult choir, enthusiasm for congregational singing, and ability to nurture and encourage musical growth throughout the congregation. For more information about the job description and congregation, please visit www.rvagrace.org/jobs.

Interested applicants please submit a letter of interest along with a CV and references to search@gbconline.org.

FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE PASTOR, AUGUSTA HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH, GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

Augusta Heights Baptist Church (Greenville, SC) is searching for a full-time Associate Pastor. AHBC is (we like to say) a “traditionally non-traditional” church, and we are searching for the right candidate to help lead the church’s ministries, particularly with children, youth, and their families. The church is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists, and is a vibrant, growing, welcoming and affirming community of faith. You can find more information about the church at our website, or through our social media – primarily Facebook and Instagram. If you’re interested, please send a resume and cover letter to office@augustaheights.com

For a full job description, click here.

FULL-TIME SENIOR PASTOR, BAPTIST CHURCH OF WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA

This position is for the role as the Senior Pastor in a pastoral partnership within the church body of Baptist Church of West Chester. The Senior and Associate Pastors, each with their own individual responsibilities as well as combined efforts, are called to work together in guiding the church in a cohesive, united front to carry forth the Lord’s work. 

For a full job description and a profile of BCWC, click here.

PART-TIME CO-PASTOR, CIRCLE OF MERCY, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Circle of Mercy invites a faith-nurturer to join us as a part-time co-pastor. The ideal candidate shares our passion for Seeking Justice, Pursuing Peace & Following Jesus and complements our current staff to embrace the next season of vision, hope, and mercy in this Justice/Peace/Jesus crucible. See a profile of the congregation and a job description here. For further background on Circle of Mercy, see our website: circleofmercy.org.

SENIOR PASTOR, GINTER PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

Ginter Park Baptist Church is a progressive congregation rooted in 100+ years of Christian work and witness in Richmond, Virginia.  We know that we will not be the same in the future as we are now, and we look to the pastoral role to guide us in these changes. The Pastor is responsible for day-to-day care of our congregation—called to serve and support this community of believers in all life’s mundane and significant moments—and for partnering with the deacons and staff to equip our members for living more fully into our Rule of Life. This includes preparing regular sermons/messages, and leading us to engage in worship, spiritual formation, social justice, and ministry. For more details and contact information, see our website ginterparkbc.org.

MINISTER FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS, ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

St. John’s Baptist Church 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 our youth and young adults in a progressive and inclusive setting as part of our ministerial staff.

Further information regarding the position and our church may be found at https://stjohnsbaptistchurch.org/ministersearch/

Interested applicants should provide the following to SearchTeam@sjcharlotte.org:
●      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:** (i) Describe a time when you felt God guiding you to ministry with youth and young adults; or (ii) What should Church mean to young people in the world today?

**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.

FULL-TIME PASTOR, ST. MATTHEWS BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

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.

PART-TIME DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES, MILLBROOK BAPTIST CHURCH, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA

Millbrook Baptist Church (MBC) in Raleigh, NC is seeking a Director of Music Ministries to lead its music programs. This is a part-time position and includes direction of the chancel choir and the youth and children’s choirs. It also includes participating in weekly staff meetings with the Senior Pastor and other members of the Ministerial Team to collaborate in the planning of worship services and other MBC programs. This position will be available after May 22, 2022. If interested, please send your resume to lspruill@bellsouth.net.
Millbrook Baptist Church is an open and inclusive church and is a member of both Cooperative Baptists Organization and the Alliance of Baptists. Please visit our website for more information: Millbrook Baptist Church.

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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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 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.

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.

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.