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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,

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

Bethel Baptist Church, Chase City, VA

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • Duties:Preach,teach,visit,as well as administrative duties.
  • Church affirms BFM 1963 and member of BGAV and Concord Assoc.
  • Church believes that Christ offers salvation to all who confess sins, repent and accept Him as Lord and Savior.
  • Education: College including some seminary.
  • Experience preferred.
  • Parsonage available or housing allowance.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

Hunton Baptist Church, Glen Allen, VA

Position: Minister to Youth (PT)

  • The Minister to Youth is responsible for developing and implementing ministries of discipleship, mission, fellowship and worship for the youth.
    • Build healthy and influential relationships with the youth and parents, acting as a guide, mentor, and advocate for them.
    • Work with the Minister to Families in developing new ministry initiatives for the youth.
    • Coordinate youth Sunday school, Bible studies, fellowship activities, and mission initiatives.
    • Coordinate and lead retreats and summer mission trip
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, December 31, 2017

First Baptist Church, Wilson, NC

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • First Baptist Church of Wilson, NC is seeking a full-time senior pastor. We are a moderate, downtown church with multiple ministry affiliations.
  • Our congregation is committed to historical Baptist principles and supports both men and women in ministry roles.
  • We believe that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ should be reflected in our daily lives.
  • We desire a dynamic and energetic pastor who possesses strong preaching skills, a heart for pastoral ministry, and supports the gifts and ministry of our church staff and laity.
  • Essential to this role is the ability to develop and nurture loving relationships.
  • Candidates should hold a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.
  • More than five years of ministry experience is preferred.
  • Interested candidates may send resumes 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.

Bon Air Baptist Church Village Campus, Richmond, VA

Position: Children’s Ministry Pastor (PT)

  • This position exists to provide discipleship to children and families.
  • One large responsibility is to coordinate volunteers.
  • Sunday morning worship and discipleship is the largest emphasis, although other opportunities for spiritual development are expected.
  • Position serves in a fun team environment.
  • Position relates to larger BABC.
  • 15 hours per week
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2017

Richland Baptist Church , Fredericksburg, VA

Position: Youth Minister (PT)

  • To minister to youth (6th-12th grade), with a view of leading them to know Jesus, commit lives to Him, follow Him faithfully.
  • Will disciple youth in Christ-likeness, teach them to share faith through life-style evangelism, seek to lay solid foundation for spiritual growth.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Prepare for, lead, weekly gathering, select or write bible study.
    • Oversee Sunday School class, plan for special events, oversee youth space, encourage and enable them to serve.
    • Attend weekly staff meeting.
    • Prepare and present reports to quarterly business meeting.
    • Communicate information to parents, pray and be available to disciple and counsel.
  • Send resumes to
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Oakland Baptist Church , Gum Spring, VA

Position: Painist (PT)

  • Oakland Baptist Church, located at 2965 Oakland Church Road in Gum Spring, Virginia, is searching for a pianist to play for its Sunday morning worship service.
  • Applicant must be able to play contemporary Christian music, as well as traditional hymns.
  • He/she should also be able to sight-read music.
  • Salary, payable monthly, would be $100.00 per Sunday.
  • Interested persons should contact Nate Varnier, Pastor, at or church office at 804-556-3550 to set up an interview.
  • Posting Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2018

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