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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,

Churchland Baptist Church, Chesapeake, Virginia

Position: Minister for Family Ministry and Social Media (FT)

The Minister for Family Ministry and Media has the task of casting and implementing a vision for comprehensive family discipleship. The focus is on all types of families, with an emphasis on ages birth – young adults. Efforts will integrate educational, mission, social and recreational activities. Additionally, this staff person will oversee our media strategy, including website, social media, and print communication.

Posting deadline: July 15, 2019

Please send resumes to

Trinity Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia

PositionPastor (FT)

Seeking the full-time pastor to lead our church. Seeking someone who is interested in ministering to all age groups, as we are a multi-generational congregation. We are a church that loves to worship God through beautiful music, Christ-centered messages, Bible study, fellowship and community outreach. We are dually affiliated with the CBF of NC and BSCNC. Our average attendance is approximately 120 for morning worship. Located in western NC, in the heart of Catawba County, we are a diverse, safe, family-oriented community that offers good schools, many cultural activities, sports and business opportunities. Ideal candidate will possess a theologically sound education from an accredited seminary/divinity school. Salary commensurate w/experience.

Please submit Resumes to

Posting Deadline: July 15, 2019

Vinton Baptist Church, Vinton, Virginia

Position: Associate Pastor of Outreach & Discipleship (PT)

We are a moderate Baptist Church affiliated with the CBF and the BGAV, seeking a part-time Associate Pastor of Outreach and Discipleship. This person will assist in facilitating Sunday School resources and additional areas of church education. This person will also help coordinate outreach efforts in the community. We are looking for someone who is friendly, outgoing, and a team player committed to building relationships. (Approx. 25-30 hours per week)

Please submit resumes to

Posting Deadline: June 17, 2019


Effort Baptist Church, Palmyra, Virginia

Position: Family Minister (FT)

Education: An undergraduate degree from a recognized college, university, or denominational program is preferred.

Experience: Five or more years of experience with some area of family ministry (layperson or vocational), with at least three years in a leadership role.

Skills and Abilities:
Passion and vision to develop a ministry to children, youth and their families that cultivates personal relationships with Jesus, equips for ministry service, and empowers them to fulfill their callings to service.
Lifelong learner with a willingness and an ability to grow personally.
A solid understanding of the Bible; demonstrated ability to articulate Biblical principles and basic theology in a manner appropriate to the audience (e.g. young child vs. youth vs adult); ability to present the gospel clearly and lead others to salvation.
Possesses organizational skills, the ability to lead a team of volunteers and effectively delegate.

Establishes vision and direction of Family Life Ministry
Work with Senior Pastor and Effort Leadership to establish a consistent and intentional philosophy of ministry to children, youth, college students, and families.
Envision and direct a ministry capable of changing and adapting to meet the needs of the dynamic EBC family.
Works with lay leaders to guide, promote and oversee an integrated ministry to Effort families.
Collaborate with other ministry areas to generate and publicize opportunities for families to participate in service and grow as disciples.


Please send resumes to

Posting Deadline: August 1, 2019

May Memorial Baptist Church, Powhatan, Virginia

Position: Facilities Coordinator (PT)

May Memorial Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Facilities Coordinator. Up to twenty hours per week, cleaning, performing minor maintenance, and working with contractors for more technical repairs. For a complete job description visit May Memorial’s website at Applicants may call the church at (804) 598-3098 or email Rev. Michael Edwards at

Posting Deadline: August 1, 2019


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.

Personal Qualifications:
  1. Have a special love for working with youth in Middle School and High School years, as well as young adults.
  2. Possess a warm personality and is approachable.
  3. Skilled in leadership, counseling, and ministry.
  4. Previous experience as outlined above in working with youth and/or children.


  1. BA in fine arts, humanities, psychology, counseling, or related field.
  2. Advanced seminary degree preferred.  Masters or higher degree preferred.
  3. Secondary or elementary education degrees also highly desirable.


To apply or for more information please email

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

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

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

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, , 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

  1. Oversee the planning and coordinating of all children’s Sunday school, children’s worship, and Sunday evening programs (including selecting curriculum).
  2. 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).
  3. Plan, implement, and oversee other periodic children’s events such as summer Passport trip, mission endeavors, fundraisers, Vacation Bible School, summer day camp, etc.
  4. Work with the Associate Pastor in developing new ministry initiatives for the children.
  5. Limited administrative duties (newsletter article, maintain budget and manage expenses, maintain social media accounts, etc.)

Contact: Eric Fulcher, Associate Pastor

Sycamore Baptist Church,  Virginia

Position:Pastor (FT)

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

Central Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia

PositionPastor 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:


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

Please send resume to

Posting Deadline: August 31, 2019

Chester Baptist Church, Chester, Virginia


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



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