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.

FULL-TIME PASTOR, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, LEWISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

First Baptist Church of Lewisburg, Pa., seeks a full-time pastor who shares the congregation’s progressive outlook and commitment to accepting and supporting people from all backgrounds throughout their lives. The church is a multi-generational, multi-culture congregation with a traditional worship service and strong music program. Its rich history includes strong ties to Bucknell University, community outreach, and cooperative ecumenical ministry. Please email inquiries to firstbaptistchurch@fbclbg.org.

FULL-TIME LEAD PASTOR, UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH, WACO, TEXAS

University Baptist Church (UBC) in Waco, Texas, seeks a full-time Lead Pastor who will provide thoughtful & relevant preaching, supervision & guidance of staff, administrative oversight of finances & building, and compassionate pastoral care. UBC’s contemporary worship model does not see a division between the sacred and the secular, as it 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 LGBTQ+ community. Please refer to the Candidate Job Description for preferred qualifications/experience.  Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2023.

For full candidate job description: http://ubcwaco.org/now-hiring. Applicants can send their resume and cover letter to pastoralsearch@ubcwaco.org.

PASTOR, SEATTLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, SEATTLE, WA

Seattle First Baptist Church seeks a Pastor to begin immediately. We envision the ideal candidate to be a thoughtful and skilled leader, who will work collaboratively as a co-pastor with the other co-pastor(s) to advance the mission of the church: to be a community of faith united in exploring what it means to follow the way of Jesus Christ, to be a people of God, and to love and care for our neighbors. This is an exempt, full-time position with an annual salary of $50,000 plus housing, utilities, parking for one vehicle, fully paid medical and dental, and full MMBB retirement plan. Specific duties are described in the job description below.

View the complete job description.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter; resume; and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

We are currently accepting and reviewing applications. The position is open until filled, and we invite qualified candidates to interview at their earliest convenience. Please send your application to jobs@seattlefirstbaptist.org. Submit questions about the position and application requirements to SFBC Church Administrator, Darren Hochstedler, at darren@seattlefirstbaptist.org.

MINISTERIAL LEADERSHIP, JUDSON MEMORIAL CHURCH, NEW YORK, NY

Judson was founded in 1890 as a Baptist church and in the Baptist tradition, we value the idea of ‘soul competence’ – that each one of us is capable of developing our faith in a larger community – no creed need tie us down. In addition to our alignment with the American Baptist Churches USA, we are also aligned with the United Church of Christ and the Alliance of Baptists. Our membership is broader however, including people from those faith traditions as well as people who were raised in other faith traditions such as Catholic, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist as well as those who consider themselves agnostic.

Our Mission Statement reads: “Judson Memorial Church seeks to be a just, diverse, vibrant, and worshiping spiritual community through the pursuit of social justice, creative expression, and sacred exploration of its own Protestant church roots and the wisdom of other traditions.” Please learn more on our website page About Judson, and click here to download the Church Profile summary.

We are located on Washington Square South, in the heart of Greenwich Village of New York City.

Keep reading on the Judson Memorial Church website.

INTERIM PASTOR (HALF-TIME), CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, WAYNE, PA

Central Baptist Church (CBC) of Wayne PA is seeking an Interim Pastor. The person called to this interim position in ministry will continue a vibrant and progressive tradition of pastoral partnership during a transitional period in the life of the congregation. Building on a history of pastoral partnership dating back for over 30 years, the Interim Pastor will work with CBC’s current pastor and an active and growing in-person and online congregation.

As a welcoming and affirming congregation that believes in the radical inclusiveness of God, CBC members come together from all walks of life as a faith community of various ethnicities, religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Our members and our faith-in-action teams partner with a variety of organizations, including POWER, Interfaith Hospitality Network, the Main Line Martin Luther King Association, and Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika.

As a congregation of the Philadelphia Baptist Association, CBC includes members from a broad geographical region, one which has expanded both throughout and beyond the United States as we have added online opportunities for worship, education, meetings, and fellowship.

View the complete job description.

For more information about CBC, please visit our website at cbcwayne.org. Questions should be addressed to the Interim Pastor Search Committee at search.cbcwayne@gmail.com.

To apply, please email (as attachments and/or web links) application materials to search.cbcwayne@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND WORSHIP, MYERS PARK BAPTIST CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

Myers Park Baptist Church (MPBC) in Charlotte, NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Music and Worship who will be responsible for developing worship services and overseeing a comprehensive program of music, music education, and music appreciation for all ages that aligns with the theology and mission of MPBC. They will collaborate with the Senior Minister to plan worship which includes diverse genres of music in worship including but not limited to jazz, rock, indigenous, calypso, world music, and the Western European sacred music tradition. 
 
Responsibilities include planning worship, directing the adult choirs, conducting instrumentalists and related ensembles, supervising music staff, procuring and working with guest musicians, collaborating with youth and children’s music volunteers, managing a yearly music budget, cultivating the liturgical calendar for the church, performing major musical works for the congregation and community throughout the year, serving as liaison to the Ministry of Music and Worship, and providing pastoral care for the members of the choir and music ministry.   
 
MPBC is affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists, has been “open to all” since 1965, and officially became a welcoming and affirming church in 2002. MPBC is passionately committed to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice; therefore, all are invited to apply, particularly women, minority, and LGBTQ+ candidates. MPBC is also an ecumenical and interfaith congregation that is home to people from many different denominations, faith and non-faith backgrounds, and religious traditions. 
  
A Doctor of Musical Arts with concentration in voice and/or conducting is preferred. A minimum of a Master of Musical Arts or comparable educational qualifications is required. At least five years of experience in full-time church music and conducting is required. Salary range is competitive, and benefits include health care, professional development, and a paid three-month sabbatical with stipend at the completion of every five years of service. Visit https://myersparkbaptist.org/employment-opportunity-3/ to review a job description and related documents.  
 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to: search@myersparkbaptist.org 

MINISTER OF MUSIC, BINKLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA

Binkley Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., seeks a full-time Minister of Music (Choral Director and Organist) to lead its music ministry. Binkley is a diverse, progressive, and welcoming and affirming congregation.

An ideal candidate will be a skilled and enthusiastic musician who, in addition to inspiring members of the current ensembles, is prepared to engage in active outreach to the Binkley congregation and to the broader community with the specific goal of enriching and increasing participation in the worship and musical life of Binkley Baptist Church. The successful candidate will partner with ministerial staff in building upon existing traditions and exploring new forms of worship and music to attract youth, young adults, and families with young children.

Binkley’s mission is to build compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus. In support of this mission, the Minister of Music will provide leadership and oversight in the areas of music and worship arts to further spiritual education and enrichment, and community outreach.

VIEW THE COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION

Please visit www.binkleychurch.org to learn more about the church.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to musicsearch@binkleychurch.org.

MINISTER TO YOUTH, ROYAL LANE BAPTIST CHURCH, DALLAS, TEXAS

Job Title: Minister to Youth

Reports to: Pastor, in absence of Pastor, Personnel

Position Summary:
The Minister of Youth provides spiritual education, guidance, and support to the youth of the
church. This individual works in collaboration with the ministerial staff and youth leadership to
plan opportunities for the youth to serve the church and participate in the worship service.

Qualifications and Skills:
● Bachelor’s Degree
● Master’s Degree in Divinity or pursuing a seminary degree
● Experience working with youth in a local church setting
● Experience coordinating and directing Youth programming
● Knowledge and experience in technology and social media is desirable

VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Contact:
Dr. Jan Quesada
Telephone: 214.707.0527
Email: J.Quesada@tcu.edu

MINISTER TO CHILDREN, ROYAL LANE BAPTIST CHURCH, DALLAS, TEXAS

Job Title: Minister to Children

Reports to: Pastor, in absence of Pastor, Personnel

Position Summary:
The Minister to Children provides spiritual education, guidance, and support to the children and their
families of Royal Lane. This individual works in collaboration with the Minister to Youth and Minister of
Music and Worship, Children’s leadership, as well as the Pastor, to plan and direct children’s
programming and opportunities to participate in the worship service in alignment with the Royal Lanes
Mission and Vision for Children.

Qualifications and Skills(Preferred):
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Master’s Degree in Divinity or pursuing a seminary degree
• Experience working with children in a local church setting
• Experience coordinating and directing Children’s programming

VIEW FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

Contact:
Dr. Jan Quesada
Telephone: 214.707.0527
Email: J.Quesada@tcu.edu

SENIOR MINISTER, PORT WILLIAMS UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH, PORT WILLIAMS NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

Church: Port Williams United Baptist Church, Port Williams Nova Scotia

A proudly affirming, inclusive and justice seeking church
 
Website: pwubc.org
 
Address: 1031 Hwy 358, Port Williams NS, B0P1T0
 
Position Title
Senior Minister
 
Brief Job Description
This is a senior pastor role for a village church in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley. Important values that guide our life together as a congregation include open membership, open communication, community involvement, ecumenical co-operation, inclusion 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.
 
Overview of Church and Community
A comprehensive document is available upon request for prospective ministers who would like to inquire about this opportunity.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
Among these are preparing for and conducting Sunday services (and others as required), providing pastoral care and/or counselling to individuals, visiting with members of the congregation, working with youth leaders and Christian education committee to support the implementation of programs for youth and families.
 
Qualification and Education Requirements
Ordained and accredited by a recognized Baptist body, such as the Canadian Association for Baptist Freedoms, the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada or an acceptable equivalent crediting body. Candidates from other denominations may be considered with the understanding that they would lead us in a way that is consistent with Baptist identity, as espoused by PWUBC.
 
Preferred Traits and Skills
A person who is open, inviting and inclusive, who encourages our members to be involved. Someone who will make honest, authentic connections with congregants, and have a willingness to visit congregational members. Formal training or experience in any of the following areas would be an asset: preaching, worship leadership, youth and family ministry, pastoral care and counseling. A combination of relevant education and experience would also be considered.
 
Additional information
Candidates are asked to provide a detailed resume as well as a cover letter in which they describe how their education, relevant pastoral or other experiences make them a strong candidate for our position.

Application deadline for prospective ministers is October 30, 2022.

Candidates who are shortlisted may be required to provide references.
 
Contact information
To find out more about this opportunity please contact our PWUBC Search Committee Chair, Barbara Rushton at brushton870@gmail.com, to receive electronic copies of the Brochure for Prospective Ministers and/or our Senior Minister Job Description.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR CHURCH LIFE, YOUTH AND MISSION, PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, MIAMI, FL

Plymouth Congregational Church, a thriving church in the United Church of Christ, would like to bring on board an Associate Pastor for Church Life, Youth and Mission.

Reporting to the Senior Pastor, this pastor would have a variety of responsibilities vital to helping Plymouth grow and thrive and serve the Lord.  This new position is the result of key recommendations in our 2022 Long Range Plan which prioritized Church Life, Youth and Mission.  In short, we are looking for a candidate who feels a special calling to help us energize church life in these post-Covid times. 

– Church Life: Collaboratively helping inspire member engagement across all generations, especially through creative fellowship and volunteer events – working particularly closely with our new lay-led Board of Church Life as we shape this emerging ministry initiative.    
– Youth: Building the church’s Youth program, connecting with our Youth and their families.  We are eager to capture the momentum from our just-completed 26-member Confirmation class (9th-12th graders) as well as a new “Mid-Youth” initiative for our 5th-8th graders.  
– Mission: Planning and leading mission outings for all ages, locally and beyond – working closely with our Board of Outreach and Mission (BOOM) and our Emergency Response Fund. 
– Worship and Other Roles: Regularly helping lead worship (800 church members and attendance of 200+) and other pastoral roles as they come up in our always changing church and city.  We are not rigid in how we conceive of pastoral ministry and encourage creativity, initiative and working collaboratively across ministries.   

The pastor will be part of a team with our Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor, who have been at Plymouth eight years and eighteen years, respectively.  Reflecting the spectrum in our church, we are open to candidates from various denominational and non-denominational backgrounds. 

This is a full-time position and compensation includes salary and benefits as well a private residence on our beautiful 11-acre campus – which is easy walking distance from the center of downtown Coconut Grove. 
 
Please send cover letter and resume to Senior Pastor, Rev. Al Bunis, at al@plymouthmiami.org.  To learn more about our church you can view our website (http://www.plymouthmiami.org/) where you can find a link to our Weekly Newsletter called ThisWeek@Plymouth. You can also check us out on Facebook (/plymouthmiami), You Tube (PlymouthChurch), or Instagram (Plymouth_Church_Miami).  

PART-TIME MINISTER OF MUSIC, FIRST BAPTIST WEAVERVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

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 position@fbcwvl.org.

MINISTER OF MUSIC AND WORSHIP, HIGHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

Highland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking to hire a full-time Minister of Music and Worship to oversee and direct a church music program rich in the classical traditions of great choral music, historical hymnody, and thoughtful and creative liturgy.

Duties include conducting a 50-voice Sanctuary Choir, supervising and/or leading additional ensembles such as handbells and children’s choir. Other responsibilities include planning and leading worship, collaborating with the organist, and providing pastoral care to all within the music program.

Qualifications require a minimum of a masters degree in music, experience in worship leadership with churches that embrace the full liturgical church year, and evidence of excellent choral music making. Other essentials include a thorough knowledge of classical sacred music from the Western canon, a working understanding of Christian theology and liturgical worship, the ability to work collegially with other ministers and closely with the pastors, the embrace of Highland’s progressive theology and values, and a spirituality that is reflected in pastoral care and worship leadership.

To learn more about Highland visit: https://hbclouisville.org/about-us/

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, include a statement of philosophy of music and worship. Please submit application materials via email to musicandworship@hbclouisville.org by September 1, 2022.

FULL-TIME PASTOR, FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH, COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA

Fairview Community Church, located in Costa Mesa, California, is seeking a full-time Pastor. Maybe that person is you!  
 
Fairview is a small, lively, progressive congregation in the heart of Orange County. As we say each Sunday in greeting those gathered live and online, “Fairview is a diverse community, a joyously open and affirming congregation, affiliated with the American Baptist Churches-USA and the United Church of Christ…this is a safe place for all people to worship regardless of race, creed, age, cultural background, sexual, or gender orientation. Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, know there is a place for you here.” 
 
We are searching for a leader who is creative, energetic, innovative, and imaginative. The possibilities and opportunities for ministry here are rich for the right leader.  

Read the full job description.

PASTOR FOR WORSHIP AND MUSIC, SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH, LUBBOCK, TEXAS

“Second B” in Lubbock, Texas is seeking to call a Pastor for Worship and Music to serve with excellence and integrity of all worship and music related ministries of our congregation.

More about our congregation.
More about the position.

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.

FULL-TIME PASTOR, PEOPLES CHURCH OF FLINT, MICHIGAN

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 searchcommittee@peopleschurchofflint.org to request our Church Profile. You can also visit our church website to learn more about who we are at www.peopleschurchofflint.org.

View a full job description.

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

Read or download the position description here.
Read or download a profile of Chilson Hills Church here.