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.
Kenbridge Baptist Church, Kenbridge Virginia
Position: Pastor (FT)
Seeking a full time pastor. Candidate should be an effective speaker who is comfortable with traditional and contemporary worship and have a strong commitment to developing the spiritual lives of our congregation and our community. Key elements to our ministry are outreach, missions and youth.
Resumes can be emailed firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline is April 30, 2019
Hulls Memorial Baptist Church, Franklin VA
Position: Minister of Music (PT)
Plan, in coordination with Pastor, and lead congregational hymns in Sunday worship and seasonal/special events (Advent/Christmas, Lent/Holy Week/Easter, Revival/Homecoming/ Patriotic, etc.). Direct all musical elements in worship. Lead and coordinate all preparations for worship, including choir (mid-week rehearsals and others as needed), accompanists, special music (apart from choir), praise leaders, vocalists, and/or instrumentalists. Coordinate multi-media worship resources with Media Arts Team.
Send resumes to email@example.com
Deadline: April 30, 2019
May Memorial Baptist Church, VA
Position: Organist (PT)
- Seeking an organist and choir accompanist for one Sunday morning worship service and one mid-week choir rehearsal and seasonal services through the church year.
- The organist will work directly with the Director of Music.
- Salary is dependent upon education and experience
- Interested candidates should contact Joan Maples, Music Minister at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Michael Edwards at email@example.com.
Posting Deadline: May 1,2019
First Baptist Church Weaverville, NC
Position: Director of Church and Community Ministries (FT)
Seeks someone to develop and coordinate ministry activities. Candidates should feel called to support and minister to all age groups, with children and youth a priority. A key job responsibility will be enlisting, instructing, and directing volunteers. The position will plan regular mission projects to put faith into practice, fun activities to strengthen fellowship, and community partnerships to nurture relationship with local schools and organizations. Applicants should work well with teams of volunteers and staff, and be ready to help a loving congregation be active, both in the church and its community.
Weaverville is about 15 minutes north of Asheville, and is a lovely small town in the vibrant Western North Carolina mountains. First Baptist has an average weekly attendance of 110 and partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Full-time salary range is $37,000–45,000. A bachelor’s degree is required; preference will be given to candidates with seminary training, knowledge in social work, or nonprofit experience.
Email Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting Deadline: 5/17/19
West Hampton Baptist Church, Hampton VA
Position: Associate Pastor of Worship and Arts (FT)
We are currently seeking our next Associate Pastor of Worship and Arts. This is a full-time position and a great opportunity to help lead our church into a fresh season of worship and ministry. The worship ministry includes choirs and a fully contemporary band. We are located in Hampton, Virginia, a diverse community near the beach. If interested, please send your resume, cover letter, and video samples to email@example.com
Deadline: May 31, 2019
May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan, VA
Position: Finance Secretary (PT)
Part-time position as Financial Secretary at Powhatan County church. Duties include use of QuickBooks, ChurchPro, payroll, quarterly taxes. Background check
required. Submit resume and cover letter to Finance Chairman, P.O. Box 56, Powhatan, VA 23139.
Posting Deadline: 7/15/19
Derbyshire Baptist Church, Richmond, VA
Position: Minister of Students (PT)
The Minister of Students is somebody who will develop godly relationships with our youth to point them to the love of God and is responsible for providing direction and leadership to promote the youth ministry and educational programming at Derbyshire Baptist Church. To that end, this person will create spiritually based programming to inspire the youth to explore their relationship with Jesus and challenge them to grow a healthy and maturing relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Minister of Students is accountable to the Pastor and is an equal part of the Derbyshire Ministry Team.
- Have a special love for working with youth in Middle School and High School years, as well as young adults.
- Possess a warm personality and is approachable.
- Skilled in leadership, counseling, and ministry.
- Previous experience as outlined above in working with youth and/or children.
- BA in fine arts, humanities, psychology, counseling, or related field.
- Advanced seminary degree preferred. Masters or higher degree preferred.
- Secondary or elementary education degrees also highly desirable.
To apply or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org , 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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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