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Ministry Opportunities and Resources
  • 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,
  • Seeking an Intentional Interim?  You can contact the Center for Congregational Health: More information about Intentional Interim Ministry can be found at the Virginia Network of Interim Ministers,

Winfree Church, Midlothian, VA

Position: Contemporary Worship Leader (PT)

  • Winfree is prayerfully seeking a PT Contemporary Worship Leader. Winfree is a healthy, growing congregation with a Contemporary Service of about 300.
  • Together with staff and lay members, this person will lead in designing a cohesive worship experience for seekers and believers.
  • Music degree is a plus, but experience and leadership are most important.
  • Desired, but not required, is expertise in AV/tech, creative worship, drama, dance, lighting and staging.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Springfield Baptist Church, Garner, NC

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • The Springfield Baptist Church is currently seeking the
    services of a Senior Pastor.
  • The church is located in the semi-urban, semi-rural, Raleigh-Garner
    area of North Carolina.
  • The congregation of approximately 2,150 members is desirous of qualified, dedicated and courageous Christian leadership.
  • Applicants should possess the following qualifications:
    • A licensed and ordained Baptist Minister who has received the Divine calling and whose
      personal character demonstrates a worthy Christian Commitment to that calling.
    • A nurturing leader who is growing personally and helping others to grow.
    • An effective communicator of well-prepared sermons.
    • A gifted teacher who enables persons to learn and understand basic biblical truths.
    • A skilled counselor available to assist persons with personal and spiritual problems.
    • A dedicated shepherd who provides sympathetic comfort in times of sorrow.
    • A leader who understands and communicates well with all age, gender, and organizational
      groups within the congregation.
    • A leader who fits well into the Missionary Baptist denomination with no desire to change the
      denominational status of the congregation, except to expand or extend it within the Missionary
      Baptist context.
    • A leader with the ability to articulate a clear vision for spiritual growth, Christian
      education, and personal development.
    • A Master of Divinity degree from an accredited seminary is preferred, but not required
  • Please click the link to the church’s website to download the Applicant Profile. Complete the profile and mail it along with a copy of your resume and a recent photo to the address provided on the vacancy notice.
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

Antioch Baptist Church, Red Oak, VA

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • Full-time pastor position.
  • Avg. attendance 50.
  • Annual budget $100K.
  • Focus on sermons, visitation, youth and soul-winning.
  • Prefer college, some seminary, 1-5 years experience and be ordained.
  • Please send resume to:
    • Anna Duffer, 891 Kings Cross Rd. Red Oak, VA 23964
  • Posting Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

Position: Associate Pastor of Families (FT)

  • Tabernacle Baptist Church is seeking a full time Associate Pastor of Families to lead, coordinate and support our youth (6th-12th grade) and children’s ministries (birth-5th grade).
  • We are looking for an individual who is spiritually mature, has solid biblical knowledge, leadership skills, high moral character, and a passion for seeing children and youth grow in their faith.
  • The Associate Pastor will also assist with outreach, build relationships with families while ensuring all the details of ministry are planned, developed, coordinated and executed.
  • The position will entail recruiting, equipping and supporting lay leaders.
  • The ideal candidate will possess effective communication and organizational skills, be a visionary and have a heart and passion for children and youth.
  • Salary based on experience.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Viewmont Baptist Church, Hickory, NC

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • Divinity school grad, preferably from a CBF affiliated school ready for the challenge of growing the church young.
  • Will work with full and part time staff, including women staff and deacons.
  • Church has approximately 200 in average Sunday worship attendance.
  • Send resumes to 
  • Posting Deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fairfax Circle Church, Fairfax, VA

Position: Pastor for Students and Adult Discipleship (FT)

  • Purpose: To provide vision, leadership, and day-to-day supervision of the middle and high school Student Ministry.
  • The secondary purpose is to provide vision and leadership to the adult discipleship ministry including developing a strategy for college age adults and local adult small groups.
  • A full job description can be found at
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bon Air Baptist, Richmond, VA

Position: Student Pastor (FT)

Abingdon Baptist Church, Abingdon, VA

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

Pastor Search Announcement

  • Abingdon Baptist Church (ABC), Abingdon, VA is seeking a full time Senior Pastor.  ABC was founded in 1910 and is associated with both CBF and SBC.   We have just completed the Intentional Interim Ministry Program and now a pastor search committee has been formed to seek the pastor that God has chosen for us.  We are looking for a pastor with a minimum of 4 to 7 years of association and/or pastoral experience who is flexible with both traditional and contemporary services.
  • Our congregation believes our new pastor:
    • Will be emotionally and spiritually mature with a love for Christ and a desire to see others come to know and serve Him.
    • Will be educated, preferably at an accepted Baptist theological seminary or a similar acceptable institution.
    • Will have good leadership skills, a love of ministry, and will respect and work effectively with ABC leaders, including women deacons and staff.
    • Will be willing to work with the church-affiliated organizations, including CBF, SBC, BGAV, and other ministry groups with which the church is connected.
    • Will be enthusiastic about leading our congregation into the future that our Lord has ordained for us.
  • Abingdon Virginia is located along the I-81 corridor half way between Roanoke, VA. and Knoxville, TN and is a cultural hub for Southwestern VA.  The population of Abingdon is approximately 8,000 people.  Abingdon is in historic Washington County with a population of approximately 53,000.
  • Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, a current resume (with at least three professional references) and the completed application in one package.
  •      Submit package to:  Roger Garrett, Chairman
  • For the application please CLICK HERE
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday,  November 1, 2017


Colosse Baptist Church, West Point, VA

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • We are prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor with a Biblical based sermon style that will inspire and motivate our active, mission-oriented congregation through discipleship, stewardship, worship, and fellowship.
  • Duties include: teaching, counseling, community outreach, and visitation.
  • Send references and resume to Send resume, references and any electronic media to:
  • Posting Deadline: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Chesterfield Baptist Church, Moseley,VA

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • Chesterfield Baptist Church is an established church (160 years this year!) located in the rapidly developing western part of Chesterfield County, Virginia. After going through an intentional interim process, we are now looking for a Senior Pastor to help us reach our new neighbors with the love of Christ. More information can be found on our website
  • Send resumes to 
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Clover Bottom Baptist Church, Nathalie, VA

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • Full time Senior Pastor at rural country church in Halifax County Va.
  • Sermons, visiting, Wednesday night services, weddings , funerals, etc.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Monday, November 20, 2017

First Baptist Church, Winchester, VA

Position: Associate Pastor (FT)

  • The Associate Pastor will focus on fostering the spiritual life of youth and young adults. The Associate 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 pastor.
    • Essential Functions:
      • 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.
      • Participate in visitation ministry of the church.
      • Provide support and assistance to the Pastor and ministry staff.
  • Send resumes to 
  • Posting Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017

First Baptist Church, Martinsville, VA

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • First Baptist Church,  Martinsville, VA is seeking a full-time seminary trained Senior Pastor.
  • FBC is a moderate, mission-oriented, loving congregation affiliated with the BGAV and the CBF, and is open to pastoral leadership by men and women equally.
  • Salary and Housing is based on education, and experience.
  •   If interested, please send resume to:
    • First Baptist Church, Search Committee, 23 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112, or e-mail to
  • Posting Deadline: Thursday, November 3o, 2017

Trinity Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

Position: Minister to Students (FT)

  • Trinity Baptist Church in Cordova, TN is seeking a full-time Minister of Students.
  • The Minister of Students will need to plan, organize, and conduct a comprehensive ministry from middle school to college students while working closely with their families.
  • The minister will have the support of the Student Ministry Committee who will be working hand in hand on all student activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years related experience; seminary degree preferred but not required.
  • For a complete view of job description, go to .
  • Please send resume to
  • Posting Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017


Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, Danville, KY

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • The pastor is responsible to the church to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the biblical revelation, to engage in pastoral care ministries, to provide administrative leadership in all areas of church life, and to act as the chief administrator of the paid staff.
    • Responsibilities:
      1. Plan and conduct the worship services; prepare and deliver sermons; lead in observance of ordinances.
      2. Lead the church in an effective program of witnessing and in a caring, sensitive, ministry for individuals in the church and community.
      3. Actively visit members and prospects.
      4. Conduct counseling sessions; perform wedding ceremonies; visit the ill; conduct funerals.
      5. Lead in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the total church program.
      6. Work with deacons, church officers, and committees as they perform their assigned responsibilities; train and lead the deacons in a program of family ministries.
      7. Cooperate with associational, state, and denominational leaders in matters of mutual interest and concern; keep the church informed of denominational development; represent the church in civic matter.
      8. Serve as chief administrator of the paid church staff.
      9. Provide coaching to staff, deacons, ministry teams and committees
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017

James River Baptist Church, Williamsburg, VA

Position: Student Leader (FT)

  • JRBC is seeking an individual to manage our student ministry consisting of all services, programs, events and activities for K through 12 grade children.
  • Applicant may have, but is not required to have, paid experience, but should be able to demonstrate strong experience in working with children in church environments, in student camps, and in mission environments.
  • Musical talent through instrument or singing is not required but will be considered
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

Position: Minister with Children and their Families (PT)

  • Full scope of children’s programming, counseling, and spiritual formation with diverse children’s group in social justice-oriented, inclusive, progressive ABC/Alliance of Baptists church.
  • Work 32 hours/week with full benefits.
  • Requires BA/BS with theological training and 3 years of experience working with children, or equivalent.
  • Prefer seminary degree.
  • More information at
  • Send cover letter and resume to .
  • Resumes received until position is filled

Bethany Baptist Church, Ellicott, Maryland

Position: Minister of Youth and Outreach (FT)

  • Responsible for creating a long-term vision and and its implementation for the overall youth ministry of the church, including grades six through twelve; promoting evangelism, discipleship training, and social ministries in the context of a multicultural church and community in the Baltimore-Washington DC corridor
  • Responsible for developing and implementing an outreach ministry of the church to the community while working alongside other full-time staff in the successful growth of the church;
  • Responsible for all aspects of connecting the church to the community and helping new people to assimilate into the congregation from the first-time visit through baptism and initial and continuing involvement.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, GA

Position: Minister with Children and their Families (PT)

  • The primary responsibility is to guide spiritual growth and maturity of children, youth, and college students and to encourage and equip them to become disciples of Christ.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate maturity of faith, relational leadership, excellence in communication, and creative vision.
  • The Minister will organize and execute innovative programs for children, youth, college students, and families while working alongside the senior pastor, other staff members, and various ministry teams.
  • Send cover letter and resume to
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Murfreesboro Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • MBC seeks a full-time senior pastor. MBC, a 169-year-old church associated with the CBF, offers a traditional service with liturgical elements and observes the liturgical calendar.
  • We are looking for an outstanding preacher, communicator, pastoral minister, and visionary.
  • The senior pastor will be responsible for preaching, teaching, visitation, and working alongside the deacon board for church administration.
  • The candidate should hold a degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school and have previous ministry experience.
  • Salary is commensurate with education and experience and includes allowances and benefits package.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018

Tabernacle Baptist Church, Child Care Center

Position: Director (FT)

  • The Tabernacle Baptist Church in Richmond, VA is actively seeking an experienced and
    dynamic leader to become the next Director of their vibrant child care and development
  • If you are a thoughtful, passionate, and experienced Educator and / or Administrator who
    understands the value of community, faith, and diversity being present in childhood and
    family development -AND- you understand the incredible importance of providing a deeply
    loving, caring, and nurturing environment to the children, families, employees and
    congregation members with whom you lead, partner and serve, please consider applying for the TCCC Director position!Qualifications and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree (preferred) in Early Childhood Education or Child Development; related
      fields will be considered.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience (or more preferred) in early childhood education or
      administering child care
    • Minimum 3 years of experience (or more preferred) in operations and / or personnel
      (including supervision, hiring, setting expectations, providing feedback, and evaluating
    • Proficiency with office systems, e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel, email and social media
    • Experience working in / with financial and administrative processes and systems

      • Please send a copy of your resume to
      • Include your FULL NAME in the subject line of the email please!
      • NO PHONE CALLS & Please email any questions regarding the role or posting.

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 ( 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 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 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