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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Central Bearden, Knoxville, Tennessee
Position: Associate Minister of Worship and the Arts (FT)
Central Bearden, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a Christ-centered, Community-focused congregation seeking a full-time Minister of Worship and the Arts to join us on our mission. Our music and worship reflects that we are multi-generational, dually aligned with the SBC and CBF and working to change our city.
Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years experience. Seminary degree preferred. For a complete list of qualifications and responsibilities, please visit our website at www.CentralBearden.org/
Please send resume to cbcbmusicminsearch@cbcbearden.
Posting Deadline: August 31, 2019
Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky
Position: PASTOR (FT)
Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, KY is seeking a Pastor to join our vibrant team of ministers who are leading our progressive, growing congregation into the next chapter of our ministry. HBC is an inclusive and welcoming community of faith and is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Alliance of Baptists.
The successful candidate will have experience in a multi-staff ministerial context and be able to give evidence of successful ministerial leadership.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and philosophy of ministry via email to: email@example.com by September 1.
Ministerial and Congregational Profiles can be found here: https://hbclouisville.org/wp-
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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