Placement Resources


Searching for a ministry position can be a full-time job. Identifying churches, organizations, or institutions that might be a good fit for you is stressful. But first, you need to know what positions are open. Baptist Women in Ministry each month sends out a list of current openings in its enewsletter. If you do not receive the enewsletter, subscribe here. The interview process is also stressful. Knowing what questions to expect or what questions to ask adds to the anxiety. Here are a few resources from churches that have been through a recent search and the questions they asked in the process.

Finding a Ministry Position: Tips for the Journey by Pam Durso

Clergy Resume Checklist by Craig A. Janney

Interview Questions You Will Be Asked by Churches by Craig A. Janney

Negotiating Clergy Compensation with Fair-mindedness by Craig A. Janney 

Broadway Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas – Questions for Candidate

First Baptist Church, Huntsville, Alabama – Questions for Candidate, Congregation, and Committee

Memorandum of Understanding Template

Sample Resume

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