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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, office@cbfva.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.

Bagby Memorial Baptist Church , Burkeville, VA

Position: Bi-Vocational Pastor (PT)

  • Small, rural congregation seeking bivocational pastor.
  • Affliated with BGAV & CBF.
  • Located approx. 15 mins from Farmville, VA
  • Send resumes to gofowlkes@gmail.com
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Liberty Baptist Church, Skipwith, VA

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • Our Next Pastor:
    • Enhances our Strengths
    • Relates well with all ages
    • Forms relationships easily
    • Expects us to be involved
    • Proactively leads us
    • Overcomes our Weaknesses
    • “Pastor” AND “Preacher”
    • Unites us around God’s vision
    • Manages conflict well
    • Motivator and attractor
    • Leads from the middle, among us
    • Shares responsibility with us v. dictating
    • Assimilates current membership and new members well
  • Opportunities:
    • Shares responsibility and empowers us to minister alongside
    • Communicates expectations for/to us
    • Has a pleasant personality
    • Someone who respects us and whom we can respect
    • Is non-judgmental yet honest
    • Prioritizes church activities and helps us do the same
    • Is without a hidden agenda, i.e., “playing favorites”
    • Strength of leadership creates a non-anxious presence
    • Gifted to lead in addressing threats as previously identified
  • Summary
    We believe God is preparing our next pastor to be someone who will lead all of us, regardless of age or stage, and from among us in a non-judgmental yet honest, non-anxious, and respectful manner, to make real God’s vision for our church to minister in this community and around the world.
  • Liberty Baptist Church serves Christ in the Clarksville, Virginia area around beautiful Buggs Island/Kerr Lake, a premier recreational-lifestyle area. We are ready to call our next pastor to lead us in ministry after a productive interim period. We believe God is preparing our next pastor to be someone who will lead all of us, regardless of age or stage, and from among us in a non-judgmental yet honest, non-anxious, and respectful manner, to make real God’s vision for our church to minister in this community and around the world.
  • Send resumes to sndwilb@gmail.com
  • Interested persons will pray and reply by February 28, 2018.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church, Gordonsville, VA

Position: Children/Youth Director or Minister (PT)

  • Mechanicsville Baptist Church in Gordonsville, Virginia is searching for a part time director/minister to children and youth.
  • Responsibilities will include ministry to K3 through high school students.
  • This will be a salaried position with reimbursement for church related travel and expenses.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and education.
  • Our church is located in western Louisa County about ten minutes from exit 136 off I-64 or eight minutes south of the town of Gordonsville.
  • Please send resume and cover letter to: Mechanicsville Baptist Church, 10200 Louisa Road, Gordonsville, Virginia, 22942 or email to pastor@mechbaptist.org
  • Posting Deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

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 keith.reich@gmail.com
  • Posting Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018

Oakland Baptist Church , Gum Spring, VA

Position: Pianist (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 nathanvarnier@gmail.com or church office at 804-556-3550 to set up an interview.
  • Posting Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2018

First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC

Position: Associate Youth Minister (FT)

  • First Baptist Greenville’s Associate Youth Minister is a full-time staff position with benefits.
  • This position is an entry-level position, assisting our full time Minister of Youth and Recreation and is designed for recent seminary or divinity school graduates.
  • Using their gifts and talents for ministry, they should have a passion for ministering to youth and their families ages 6th grade through 12th grade in a large youth ministry.
  • This position offers foundational experience and an expansion of knowledge and skill in collaboration with an innovative pastoral staff and youth minister with 10 years of experience.
  • For Job Description and Application:
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, March 4, 2018

First Baptist Church, Weaverville, NC

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • The First Baptist Church of Weaverville, Weaverville, NC, located ten miles north of Asheville, NC, is seeking a full-time pastor.
  • Our CBF-affiliated church affirms the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.
  • The congregation enjoys a variety of community-focused ministries and community use of our facility on a weekly basis.
  • We are searching for a pastor who can provide challenging, Biblically based preaching and teaching, engage in pastoral care, collaborate with staff, and enable the congregation to respond to God’s presence.
  • Candidates should have more than five years of prior ministerial experience and a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.
  • More information can be found at fbcwvl.org/jobad or by contacting fbcweavervillepsc@gmail.com.
  • Please send a resume and cover letter including your personal statement of faith by March 15, 2018.
  • Application materials may be emailed to fbcweavervillepsc@gmail.com or mailed to the attention of the Pastor Search Committee at First Baptist Church of Weaverville, P.O. Box 547, Weaverville, NC 28787
  • Posting Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Bon Air Baptist Church – Buford Road Campus, Richmond, VA

Position: Student Pastor (FT)

  • Bon Air Baptist Church
    • Buford Road Campus (Full-Time)
    • Immediate Supervisor: Buford Road Campus Pastor
    • Principal Function(s): The Student Pastor will:
      • Develop relationships with Buford Road Campus (BRC) students and their families for the
      purpose of nurturing their relationship with Jesus Christ.
      • Form a base of volunteers to build a web of relationships for students with multiple Christian
      adults in the church.
      • Promote a joyful and welcoming Christian atmosphere into all Buford Road Campus Student
      Ministry programs.
      • Partner with parents and leaders to bring to life the mission of Bon Air Baptist Church’s
      Student Ministry, ensuring that the Student Ministry core values are lived out by students,
      parents, and ministry leaders.
      • Serve as “champion” of Bon Air Baptist Student Ministry.
    • Education: M.Div.
    • Relationships: The first priority of the Student Pastor is to ensure that relationships are being
      built between the Student Ministry leaders and the students of the Buford Road Campus. One of
      the keys to an effective Student Ministry is the development of other adults to be involved in the
      lives of students–establishing relationships with them, shepherding them and helping them
      develop their own relationships with Jesus Christ and with other students and adults.

      • Result #1: The Student Pastor knows every student in the ministry by name.
      • Result #2: The Student Pastor knows every student parent by name.
      • Result #3: The Student Pastor prays for students and the Student Ministry regularly.
      • Result #4: The Student Pastor ensures that guests to Student Ministry activities receive a warm
        welcome and timely follow-up.
      • Result #5: The Student Pastor serves as a mentor and counselor for students and parents,
        maintaining a referral list of professional counselors in the community.
      • Result #6: The Student Pastor attends community/school events involving Buford Road Campus
        students as much as possible and builds a team of adults who will also attend these events.
      • Result #7: The Student Pastor will network with other area student ministry workers.
        Recruiting and Supervision: The Student Pastor reports directly to the Buford Road Campus
        Pastor. The Student Pastor supervises the Buford Road Campus Student Ministry Team, part-time
        Student Ministry staff, and interns. The Student Pastor works as a “champion” with multi-campus
        Student Pastors. The Student Pastor works to ensure that the efforts of all student leaders and
        staff members are coordinated to maximize their effectiveness.
      • Result #8: The Student Pastor recruits weekly and special event volunteers (Sunday School
        teachers, midweek programming, Bible Study leaders, etc.) at least one month before their terms
        of service are to begin, submits background checks, and trains volunteers in all safety/security
        procedures.
      • Result #9: The Student Pastor provides ongoing training for all volunteer Student Ministry
        leaders.
    • Programs: The Student Pastor works with the Student Ministry Team to oversee logistical
      concerns relative to the programs of the Student Ministry (planning, volunteer recruiting,
      transportation arrangements, required forms, etc.). He/She helps to create an atmosphere where
      students experience belonging, are able to grow in faith, and can develop leadership skills.

      • Result #10: The Student Pastor provides leadership and vision for the development of the Buford
        Road Campus Student Ministry.
      • Result #11: The Student Pastor oversees and directs the implementation of the Buford Road
        Campus Student Ministry.
      • Result #12: The Student Pastor takes initiative to provide creative programming (i.e., devotions,
        skits, etc.) for retreats and major events.
      • Result #13: The Student Pastor works with adult volunteers, other members of the Student
        Ministry staff, and students to plan and coordinate retreats, fellowship programs, and fundraising
        activities.
      • Result #14: The Student Pastor ensures that Student Ministry programs have a Christian
        atmosphere, and he/she sets a tone of joyful enthusiasm.
      • Result #15: The Student Pastor provides spiritual support and encouragement to the volunteers
        working in Student Ministry.
      • Result #16: The Student Pastor is available to teach Sunday School as needed and works to
        become increasingly effective in communicating the essentials of the Christian faith to students
        and their families.
      • Spiritual Qualifications:
        • Have a transparent, passionate, growing relationship with Christ
        • Meet scriptural qualifications for a position in leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9)
        • Be teachable and willing to be held accountable
        • Possess the spiritual gifts of leadership, evangelism, and teaching
        • An understanding and embracing of Emotional Healthy Spirituality as created by
        Peter Scazzero
    • Vocation and Personal Qualifications:
      • Discerning of God’s direction to lead Student Ministry
      • 3+ years experience ministering to students in a church or para-church organization, with
      preference given to candidates who have experience in leading a staff and multi-site
      churches
      • Experience partnering with adults/parents who will help sustain the ministry
      • Be a self-starter with drive, passion, initiative, and creativity
      • Be a team player with a positive attitude
      • Have enthusiasm for the mission of Bon Air Baptist Church
      • Be supportive of the mission of Bon Air Baptist Student Ministry and its core values
      • Willingness to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally
      • Supervisory experience
  • Posting Deadline: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Saluda Baptist Church , Saluda, VA

Position: Pastor (PT)

  • We are searching for a pastor for a small rural church.
  • This position is listed as part time but we are willing to discuss full-time also.
  • Our church has a nice brick parsonage next door.
  • We are located in the courthouse area of Middlesex County and believe with a pastor, that is lead by our Lord, and with our help we can be a strong witness in the community.
  • Send resumes to lar8lc@aol.com
  • Posting Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Covenant Baptist Church , Gastonia, NC

Position: Pastor (PT)

  • Covenant Baptist Church of Gastonia, NC, founded in 1988, is seeking a full time Senior Pastor. We are a small CBF church inclusive of women in ministry; average worship attendance of 70; new educational building, and located in a residential area within the city limits of Gastonia.
  • Candidates should have a Masters of Divinity degree and 5 years of pastoral experience.
  • Strong pastoral care.
  • Bible based preaching with clear and concise sermons.
  • Collaborative Leader.
  • Good Administrator – works well with staff and church leadership.
  • Relates well to all ages.
  • Staff includes FT Secretary, PT Pre-school & Children’s Minister, PT Youth Minister
  • Send resumes to pastorsearchcommittee@covenantbaptist.net
  • Posting Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Central Baptist Church , Dinwiddie, VA

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • Central Baptist Church of Dinwiddie County, VA is seeking a full-time pastor.
  • Our church is affiliated with the BGAV.
  • The primary job of the pastor will be to preach the word of God.
  • The pastor will also minister to the congregation and continue to guide the church in missions and community outreach programs.
  • We are a growing church filled with Christians who possess a variety of gifts and interests.
  • The pastor should be able to bridge all age groups.
  • A more complete job description can be found at http://centralbaptist1873.org/.
  • Resume can be sent at centralbaptist1873search@gmail.com
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018

Four Mile Creek Baptist Church , Henrico, VA

Position: Pastor (FT)

  • Four Mile Creek Baptist Church is seeking the full-time pastor that God has prepared for our church.
  • Our church, constituted in 1781, is located approximately 10 miles east of Richmond, Virginia on historic Route 5.
  • We affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message and support both men and women in leadership positions.
  • We are seeking a visionary leader who is excited about his calling; exhibits interpersonal skills described in I Corinthians 13:4-7; is a dynamic and energetic disciple builder; mission minded; possesses strong preaching and leadership skills; and a shepherd who is vigilant in maintaining contact with all church members.
  • Our church is community minded and actively involved in missions and ready to move forward to reach young families.
  • The pastor, staff and church members, working together, will strive to be effective witnesses to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in our community.
  • Please send all résumés to search@fmcbaptist.com
  • Posting Deadline: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Henrico, VA

Position: Worship Pastor (PT)

  • Purpose:
    To coordinate and implement a diverse, inclusive program of Christian worship for the Chestnut Grove congregation which facilitates divine communion, Gospel proclamation and spiritual rejuvenation.
  • Character Requirements:
    · Actively practicing disciple of Jesus Christ
    · Relational maturity and moral integrity
    · Capacity to lead and be led
    · Willingness to shepherd people of various talent levels and musical styles
    · Glorifies God alone as “audience of one”
  • Responsibilities:
    · Select and coordinate thematic music to complement scripture texts and themes for
    worship gatherings in partnership with pastoral staff
    · Facilitate technical rehearsals of selected music while exploring the spiritual and theological premises within selected music. Shepherd praise teams directly and resource other musicians and technicians as needed.
    · Guide worshipers, including worship leaders, toward an experience with God in worship gatherings
    · Recruit and empower musicians to facilitate worship in a variety of styles (choral, praise, handbells, bluegrass, etc.)
    · Coordinate electronic, digital and printed media used in corporate worship (bulletins, slides, equipment, etc.)
  • Terms:
    · Weekly hours required 10-15 (ie. Sun 730a-1230p rehearsals 4-7pm 3-6- hours planning/admin)
    · Must be available for worship planning, worship services, and rehearsals as scheduled
    · Must have reliable transportation
    · Reports to Pastor
  • Please send all résumés to office@chestnutgrovebaptist.org
  • Posting Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Henrico, VA

Position: Accompanist (PT)

  • Purpose:
    To support a diverse, inclusive program of Christian worship for the Chestnut Grove congregation which facilitates divine communion, Gospel proclamation and spiritual rejuvenation.
  • Character Requirements:
    · Actively practicing disciple of Jesus Christ
    · Relational maturity and moral integrity
    · Capacity to lead and be led
    · Glorifies God as “audience of one”
  • Responsibilities:
    · Select, rehearse and play thematically-oriented music to lead congregational worship
    experiences
    · Facilitate technical rehearsals of selected music for choirs and teams needing accompaniment
    · Guide worshipers toward an experience with God in worship gatherings
    · Support a stylistic variety of artistic leaders who facilitate worship (choral, praise,
    bluegrass, etc.)
  • Terms:
    · Weekly hours required 8-10 including preparation, rehearsals, worship services
    · Must be available for worship services and rehearsals as scheduled
    · Must have reliable transportation
    · Reports to Director of Music Ministries
  • Please send all résumés to office@chestnutgrovebaptist.org
  • Posting Deadline: Monday, April 23, 2018

First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, VA

Position: Minister to Families with Youth (FT)

  • First Baptist Waynesboro, VA is seeking to hire a full-time Minister to Families with Youth. Applicants should have experience and a passion for ministering alongside youth and their families. Candidates with a degree from an accredited seminary and/or experience in a congregational setting is preferred.
  • First Baptist Waynesboro is affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Candidates must be willing to serve in a context that is theologically diverse, to embrace women and men in all levels of leadership, to understand child development, and to value a holistic (spiritual, mental, physical, and emotional) approach to meeting the needs of the community.
  • Resumes with a cover letter may be submitted to search@fbcwboro.org
  • Posting Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Branch’s Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Position: Music Minister/Director (PT)

  • We are seeking a person of faith who has experienced a call by God to minister to a congregation through music.
  • The Director of Music will work in close cooperation with the Pastor, church musicians, and staff in planning and leading the music.
  • The preferred candidate is experienced.
  • The ability to play instrument accompaniment with the choir and or praise team is a plus.
  • Call or email for a detailed job description
  • Posting Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018

Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville, KY

Position: Senior Pastor (FT)

  • Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, a longtime CBF affiliate, is seeking a senior pastor to lead our 500+ member congregation into the next generation.
  • A successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in full-time ministry and hold a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.
  • Cover letters and resumes can be submitted confidentially to pastorsearch@broadwaybaptist.org.
  • Additional information about Broadway can be found at www.broadwaybaptist.org/pastorsearch
  • Posting Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018

Emerald Isle Baptist Church, Emerald Isle, NC

Position: Associate Minister of Family Life (FT)

  • This full-time position will focus on two broad tasks:
    • (1) developing and implementing ministries that bring Christian value to our members
    • (2) assisting the minister in all aspects of pastoral and community care
  • Send resumes to mrt@ec.rr.com
  • Posting Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 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 (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 tmaples@cbfva.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 tmaples@cbfva.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