Ministry Job Postings
Ministry Opportunities and Resources
- Ministry Postings Submitted to CBFVA: Submit an open ministry posting to CBFVA. Please note that it may take up to a week for the listing to show up on the website.
- Leader Connect – CBF: Resume-matching service developed by the Leadership Development team of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Click here to learn more!
- Reference and Referral in Virginia: For ministers and/or churches seeking assistance in Virginia with reference and referral, please contact our office, email@example.com.
- Seeking an Intentional Interim? You can contact the Center for Congregational Health: http://www.healthychurch.org. More information about Intentional Interim Ministry can be found at the Virginia Network of Interim Ministers, www.vnim.org.
- Need Search Committee Resources? Visit CBF National’s website for more information.
First Baptist Church of Martinsville, Martinsville, VA
Position: Minister of Music (PT)
Responsibilities include planning, supervising, and coordinating a comprehensive music ministry with music for all ages, working in conjunction with the Senior Pastor to craft meaningful and transformational worship opportunities for the congregation. An ideal candidate will be proficient in choral direction, familiar with varying styles of music, experienced in worship planning, will look forward to working as part of a ministerial team, and will affirm and support the mission and programs of the church.
Posting Deadline: November 30,2019
Sycamore Baptist Church of Franklin, VA
Position: Pastor (FT)
Seeking a full-time pastor gifted in pastoral care, evangelism and outreach, and the ability to cast a vision for the future and guide the church to that end. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and a seminary master’s degree. A parsonage is available if needed. Salary is commensurate with experience, responsibilities, and candidate needs.
Sycamore’s affiliations include the Blackwater Baptist Association, BGAV, and CBF. Sycamore is currently completing an Intentional Interim Ministry process.
Contact John Jenkins at 757-334-7250 and send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Deadline: November 30,2019
Calvary Baptist Church, Ball Ground, Georgia
Position: Children and Families Minister (FT)
Calvary Baptist Church in Ball Ground, GA is in search of their first Children and Families Minister. This person will be responsible for creating a team-based ministry that leads safe and loving environments where kids learn about salvation through Christ and worship God. The ministry will also build relationships with parents that equip them to teach and disciple their children.
Ball Ground is a great community located 20 minutes or less from 5-6 cities and desirable areas in which to live. Our local schools systems are some of the best in the state and we have excellent hospitals and healthcare minutes away. Our diverse community is close enough to Atlanta to enjoy city life but far enough away to also enjoy the north Georgia mountains. There is excellent shopping and dining minutes away and more and more parks and recreational areas coming to our area.
One of the key priorities for the first year for this new leader will be to connect with families and current leaders. The Children and Families Minister will be responsible for creating a team-based ministry that leads inspiring environments where kids can grow and learn. The ministry will also build relationships with parents as well as develop ministry programs that reach out to our community.
We’re looking for a people-oriented team player who is passionate about leading children to learn about and grow in their relationship with God.
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Posting Deadline: December 31,2019
First Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia
Youth and Young Adult Pastor
First Baptist Church, Winchester, Virginia is seeking an energetic and faithful person to serve as their Youth and Young Adult Pastor. First Baptist is a loving and caring Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation located in the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to the Associate Pastor Search Committee Chair, Dave Winston at email@example.com. Preference will be given to applications received by January 1, 2020.
The Youth and Young Adult Pastor will focus on fostering the spiritual life of youth and young adults. This pastor will also participate in worship, provide pastoral care support, and perform
other general leadership duties in support of, and at the direction of, the Senior Pastor.
- Nurture and support the spiritual life of youth.
- Develop programming for all aspects of the youth ministry.
- Engage youth in mission opportunities.
- Coordinate curriculum.
- Coordinate the Youth Ministry Team and set the youth ministry calendar.
- Work with Nominating Committee and Sunday School Director in securing volunteer leadership in ministry to youth.
- Develop a young adult program that resonates with individuals from college-aged to young families.
- Prepare budget request and administer annual budget for youth and young adult
- Serve as an ex officio member of the Deacons and any committees that directly affect
the assigned areas of ministry.
- Assist in planning and participate in worship services, including preaching and other
leadership responsibilities as decided upon with the Senior Pastor.
- Participate in visitation ministry of the church as appropriate.
- Provide support and assistance to the Senior Pastor and work collegially with ministry and other support staff.
Hollywood Baptist Church
Associate Pastor in Youth/Music: Powhatan, Virginia (FT)
Seeking a full-time Associate Pastor in Youth/Music to serve as the primary person to develop, organize and administer the overall Youth ministry of the church. This includes coordinating leadership training for youth workers, being responsible for the teaching of Sunday School, youth meetings, family nights, promoting youth visitation and being available for counseling with youth and their parents. In the absence of a full-time Music Minister he shall oversee congregational singing, coordinate special music for services, and communicate with the musicians and sound room staff to plan services each week. In addition, he should be an ordained minister and responsible to assist the Senior Pastor with ministerial and support needs as they arise.
A. Biblical references: Acts 20:28-32; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4
B. Adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
C. A heart of worship and service to God demonstrated through a vibrant prayer life and
a life surrendered to Christ.
D. Ability to cooperate with all staff to promote unity and oneness and strive to carry out
the entire ministry plan of the church.
E. Ability and commitment to maintain personal standards of Godliness based on Biblical
Principles which results in an uncompromised testimony within the church and community
from which a credible ministry originates.
F. Able to communicate effectively with one-on-one, small and large group settings
exhibiting a pleasing attitude that is confident and enthusiastic.
G. Ability to be actively involved and supportive of the overall life of the ministry,
including all ministry areas and leaders.
H. Must be circumspect in dress and demeanor.
Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Deadline: January 30, 2020
Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC
Minister of Spiritual Formation and Administration (FT)
Oversee spiritual formation ministry, small groups and Wednesday night options. Supervise support staff.
Please submit resumes to email@example.com
Posting Deadline: March 2, 2020
First Baptist Church Bristol
Minister of Music: Bristol, Virginia (PT)
This is a year-round, part-time, salaried position of approximately 15 hours per week. Essential responsibilities include the following:
- To plan, coordinate, promote, and evaluate a comprehensive ministry of music, including music for all ages.
- To work with the pastor in planning and conducting the worship of the church.
- To select and prepare music weekly for both Sunday and Wednesday services.
- To lead congregational worship.
- To participate as part of the ministerial team, including staff meetings and office hours.
- To create a long-range plan for worship that embraces our traditional style of worship and engages long-range sermon planning, while also being creative and flexible.
- To regularly communicate with the church membership through means such as the First Word monthly newsletter and the quarterly church business meeting.
- To pro-actively seek God’s will for the music ministry.
• To fulfill additional responsibilities as needed or assigned by the pastor.
First Baptist Church, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Position: Associate Pastor to Students and Families (Students 6th-12th Grade) (FT)
Individuals are invited to apply. Associate Pastors at FBCO are responsible for providing pastoral leadership specific to their assigned ministries to include students and families as well as other pastoral care responsibilities and church leadership obligations. Each Associate Pastor will work toward leadership and oversight in all aspects of planning, promoting and implementing ministry that guides individuals in spiritual growth and development. FBCO will receive resumes through January 31, 2019.
Inquires and Resumes: First Baptist Church Orangeburg Attention: FBCO Student Minister Search 1240 Russell Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 FBCOsearchStudent@fbcorangeburg.org
First Baptist Church, Orangeburg, South Carolina
Position: Associate Pastor to Children and Families. (Children Cradle- 5th Grade) (FT)
Individuals are invited to apply. Associate Pastors at FBCO are responsible for providing pastoral leadership specific to their assigned ministries to include children and families as well as other pastoral care responsibilities and church leadership obligations. Each Associate Pastor will work toward leadership and oversight in all aspects of planning, promoting and implementing ministry that guides individuals in spiritual growth and development. FBCO will receive resumes through January 31, 2019.
Inquires and Resumes: First Baptist Church Orangeburg Attention: FBCO Children’s Minister Search 1240 Russell Street Orangeburg, SC 29115 FBCOsearchChildren@fbcorangeburg.org
Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton Virginia
Position: Associate Pastor Children and Youth Discipleship
The Associate Pastor of Children and Youth Discipleship is a full-time staff position responsible for the overall planning and coordination of Children and Youth Christian formation. Working closely with the Pastor and related committees, this position guides the transition of the ongoing programming needs for Youth and Children from infant to senior youth. The position also includes pastoral care and congregational nurture.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Street Baptist Church, Emporia Virginia
Position: Youth Minister (PT)
Main Street Baptist Church is currently searching for a part-time (20 hours weekly) Youth Minister to lead a growing youth ministry (ages 12-18). This position provides leadership and oversight in all aspects of planning, promoting, and implementing a ministry that guides youth in their spiritual growth and encourages their fellowship within the church. We are praying for an individual who is called to ministry, affiliated with CBF and BGAV, and currently studying at an accredited University or Seminary. Compensation for this position is $20,000 to $25,000 annual.
Please provide your letter of interest and resume to Rustin Jessee and Betsy Short, email@example.com , Main Street Baptist Church, 440 South Main Street, Emporia, VA 23847.
Hunton Baptist Church, Glen Allen Virginia
Position:Children’s Ministry Director (PT)
Job Summary: Hunton Baptist Church is seeking an energetic Children’s Ministry Director who will be responsible for developing and implementing ministries of discipleship, mission, fellowship and worship for children. We are a church that is open to new ideas, so this position is great for someone who wants to think creatively about ministry!
Primary Job Accountabilities
- Oversee the planning and coordinating of all children’s Sunday school, children’s worship, and Sunday evening programs (including selecting curriculum).
- Work with the Associate Pastor and Sunday School Director to recruit and train volunteers (as needed) in the children’s ministry (includes Sunday school teachers, children’s worship leaders, Sunday evening leaders, and chaperones for trips).
- Plan, implement, and oversee other periodic children’s events such as summer Passport trip, mission endeavors, fundraisers, Vacation Bible School, summer day camp, etc.
- Work with the Associate Pastor in developing new ministry initiatives for the children.
- Limited administrative duties (newsletter article, maintain budget and manage expenses, maintain social media accounts, etc.)
Contact: Eric Fulcher, Associate Pastor firstname.lastname@example.org
Sycamore Baptist Church, Virginia
Sycamore Baptist Church, a 140 year-old congregation located three miles south of the City of Franklin, VA, is seeking a full-time pastor gifted in pastoral care, evangelism and outreach, and the ability to cast a vision for the future and guide the church to that end. Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and a seminary master’s degree. A parsonage is available if needed. Salary is commensurate with experience, responsibilities, and candidate needs.Sycamore is affiliated with the Blackwater Baptist Association, BGAV, and CBF. Sycamore is very active in community missions promoted by their Women on Mission and the Baptist Men’s organization. Sycamore is currently completing an Intentional Interim Ministry process. Rural in nature, Sycamore draws from Franklin and the immediate area of the church and from many of the small towns in the county, Suffolk, and North Carolina.
Interested parties may contact John Jenkins at 757-334-7250 and send resumes to sycamorepastorsearch@gmail.
Central Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia
Position: Pastor of Music and Adult Ministries (FT)
This individual will lead and coordinate the music and adult ministries of the church. As such, the individual will be responsible for the education and Christian formation of adults. The individual will direct all aspects of the music ministry, including the weekly worship services, special occasions, and any special programs that involve music. A Master of Divinity (with experience in music) or advanced degree in music education or choral music, or equivalent experience, is preferred. Central is affiliated with the BGAV, CBFVA, CBF, and has a historic affiliation with the SBC.
Resumes should be sent to: Music/Adult Search Committee, Central Baptist Church, 1500 Courthouse Rd., Richmond, VA 23236; or emailed to: email@example.com.
Chester Baptist Church, Chester, Virginia
Position: ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Chester Baptist Church is a CBF congregation in Chester, VA, just south of Richmond. We are seeking to hire an Associate Pastor to lead a comprehensive ministry to the youth (grades 6-12) and a comprehensive ministry to the young adults (age 18-24) of our church and to work to expand these ministries by reaching out to youth & young adults in the community. Our ideal candidate would have an M.Div or equivalent and be ordained.
Resume and cover letter can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Westminister Canterbury Richmond, Virginia Position: PART-TIME CHAPLAIN JOB SUMMARY: Provide pastoral care to residents, family members and staff through visitation and spiritual programming, involving community clergy as appropriate. To apply: www.wcrichmond.org/careers
Reference & Referral
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Virginia is prepared to assist congregations searching for ministerial staff and clergy desiring placement.
Churches Seeking Staff
Churches need strong recommendations for staff openings. CBFVA partners with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s LeaderConnect (http://www.cbf.net/leaderconnect/) to help place vocational ministers (senior pastors, associate pastors, youth pastors, children’s pastors, and other staff ministers) in Virginia churches. Search committees are encouraged to contact CBF to communicate staff needs and to solicit resumes of potential candidates.
CBFVA can assist in the ministerial staff search. Contact Terry Maples at email@example.com or 804.213.0412 to communicate clergy leadership needs in your congregation.
Clergy Seeking Placement
Knowing when to move requires prayer and reflection, and finding another people to serve is spiritual work. CBFVA provides competent reference and referral by keeping clergy resumes on file. Contact Terry Maples at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.213.0412 for assistance with placement.
NOTE: CBFVA is not linked to CBF’s LeaderConnect system. If you utilize CBF’s reference and referral system, your information is not automatically sent to the CBFVA office. If you desire placement in Virginia, please send your resume and a cover letter directly to CBFVA