Ministry Search Listings

Ministry Search Listings and Resources

Baptist Women in Ministry offers resources and assistance both to churches
searching for a minister and ministers searching for a new position.

To post information about a ministry job opening with BWIM, click the “Post an Open Position” button below. To seek ministry search support as a woman in ministry, submit information by clicking “Request for Ministry Search Support.”

Inquiries

For further inquires from personnel/search committees or potential candidates, contact Meredith Stone, Executive Director, meredithstone@bwim.info.

Open Positions Submitted to BWIM

The following positions were submitted directly to BWIM.

If you would like to submit a ministry opening to be highlighted by BWIM, fill out the above “Post an Open Position” form.

Remote

 Director of Advocating for Women in Ministry

Organization: Baptist Women in Ministry

Website: www.bwim.info/job-openings

Posted: 1/23/24 Ends:  2/28/2024

The Director of Advocating for Women in Ministry is a new full-time, remote role on the Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) team and will be responsible for coordinating BWIM’s current advocacy initiatives and developing new opportunities to advocate for the full affirmation of women in ministry in Baptist life. BWIM’s advocacy efforts include encouraging and equipping Baptist congregations to affirm, value, and elevate women in ministry and leadership, and growing a movement to embed gender equity in Baptist life and communities. Desired qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school, 7+ years of experience in positions connected to Baptist ministry and leadership, demonstrated commitment to equity for women in ministry, and capacity for navigating complex issues, and organizing people, programs, and initiatives to affect change within religious communities. Find more information at www.bwim.info/job-openings. Applications close on February 28, 2024.

 

 Director of Supporting Women in Ministry

Organization: Baptist Women in Ministry

Website: www.bwim.info/job-openings

Posted: 2/21/24    Ends:  3/22/2024

The Director of Supporting Women in Ministry is a full-time, remote role on the Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) team and will be responsible for leading BWIM’s current and future programs that provide support to women who pursue ministry and leadership among Baptists. BWIM’s support for women in ministry includes providing resources, mentoring, shared learning experiences, and opportunities for building community among Baptist women who pursue ministry and leadership. Desired qualifications include a master’s degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school, 7+ years of experience in positions connected to Baptist ministry and leadership, demonstrated commitment to equity for women in ministry, passion for ministering to ministers, capacity to envision, evaluate, and execute all aspects of ministry programming to a diverse constituency, and familiarity with the landscape for and experiences of Baptist ministers and leaders. Find more information at www.bwim.info/job-openings. Applications close on March 22, 2024.

 

Arkansas

 Associate Pastor of Worship (Full-Time)

Church: First Baptist Church of Arkadelphia, AR

Website: www.fbcark.org

Posted: 02/02/24 Ends:  12/31/2024

FBC Arkadelphia is looking for a faithful disciple of Jesus to lead us in music and reverent, joyful worship. As a full-time member of our church staff, this person will provide care for our multi-generational congregation with a heart for equipping fellow worshipers to use their gifts and abilities through the work of the worship and music ministry. This individual will actively join in the life of our church family, as a team-member serving alongside us as we seek to follow Jesus and teach others to do likewise.

For more information, contact Bill Conine at 870-245-6850.

Florida

 Pastor (Part-Time)

Church: New Covenant Baptist Church, DeLand, Florida

Website: www.newcovenantbaptist.net

Posted: 12/7/23 Ends:  6/1/2024

New Covenant Baptist Church of DeLand, Florida, seeks a bi-vocational pastor to lead a supportive community where all who search are welcome, where all are free to find their own relationship to God, and where it is safe to question what it means to follow Christ. Our church seeks to be an open and inclusive community, offering spiritual and educational services and programs in person and online. New Covenant, founded in 2013, is associated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Worship services are traditional and liturgical. Although our attendance at worship averages less than 50, we are actively involved in outreach programs for our community. The candidate for this position should hold an advanced degree from an accredited seminary (MDiv preferred) with experience in ministerial leadership. The position will involve twenty to thirty hours per week to include preparation and delivery of scholarly, inspiring, and challenging sermons; guidance and leadership to the church; hospital/sick visits; and spiritual care as needed. Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to m13reddish@gmail.com. Application review begins January 22, 2023.

For more information about New Covenant Baptist Church, go to www.newcovenantbaptist.net or contact Mitchell Reddish at m13reddish@gmail.com.

Georgia

 Minister of Youth / Associate Pastor (Full-Time)

Church: The Oaks Baptist Church, Lyons, GA

Website: 

Posted: 2/23/23 Ends:  6/1/2024

The Oaks Baptist Church of Lyons, GA is seeking to employ a Minister of Youth/Associate Pastor to lead in discipleship, fellowship, worship, and ministry opportunities with our youth. The candidate must relate well with youth, parents, and adult volunteers; promote weekly Bible Study; support the children’s ministry, and provide leadership in worship activities. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to The Oaks Baptist Church, PO Box 388, Lyons, GA 30436; or email to Wanda Delk at wandad45@hotmail.com.

kENTUCKY

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Third Baptist Church, Owensboro

Website: thirdbaptist.com

Posted: 1/03/2024 Ends: 4/30/2024

Third Baptist Church of Owensboro, Kentucky is seeking a full-time senior pastor. TBC is a compassionate community church with a traditional worship style and a rich history of ministry. Theologically moderate, TBC partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on state, national, and global ministries. 

Inquiries and resumes: Third Baptist Church, Attention: Pastor Search Committee, 527 Allen Street, Owensboro, KY 42303 or tbcpastorsearch527@gmail.com.

Maryland

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Village Baptist Church, Bowie, MD

Website: http://villagebaptistbowie.org/

Posted: 12/7/23 Ends: 3/1/2024

Village Baptist Church is seeking an ordained, preferably Baptist, minister with a minimum of 3-5 years of pastoral ministry experience and a Master’s-level degree (preferably Master of Divinity) from an Association of Theological Schools-accredited educational institution. We are seeking a candidate who takes preaching preparation seriously and engages missionally, both locally and globally. This candidate will come to our multicultural, multiethnic, highly congregationally led church community, which is looking to grow, in Prince George’s County, MD, located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Please see the detailed position description at http://villagebaptistbowie.org/pastor_position.html. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume, to pastorsearch@villagebaptistbowie.org. This position will remain open until filled.

For more information, contact Kasey Malatesta at Kcmjam1999@gmail.com.

Missouri

Associate Pastor with Students and Families (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Kirkwood Baptist Church

Website: www.kirkwoodbaptist.org

Posted: 8/28/23 Ends: 

Kirkwood Baptist Church (KBC) is seeking an Associate Pastor with Students and Families who is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and care to the students and children of KBC. This role encompasses students from birth to 18 years old and their families. This pastor will work primarily as the youth minister to the congregation, will oversee the children’s ministries and volunteers, while ministering to the entire congregation. A completed job description can be found on the church website, kirkwoodbaptist.org. Resumes should be submitted to Matthew Vandagriff at mvandagriff@kirkwoodbaptist.org.

For more information or questions, you may reach out to Matthew Vandagriff at mvandagriff@kirkwoodaptist.org.

View job description here.

Nebraska

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: First Baptist Church of Fairbury

Website: https://fairburyfirstbaptistchurch.godaddysites.com/

Posted: 8/28/23 Ends: 

First Baptist Church of Fairbury, NE “A Community of Faith with Christ at Heart” is seeking a Senior Pastor. Fairbury is a personable small-town community of nearly 4,000 people. Their active town is centered in youth, history and industry. They are looking for a pastor to facilitate growth, a skilled commutator, a person to lead traditional preaching responsibilities, willing to collaborate with area churches, someone with a caring spirit to nurture fellowship and relationships inside the building and in people’s homes, and develop and run a youth program.

For more information or questions, you may reach out to Greg Mamula at gmamula@abcnebraska.com or 402-556-4730.

Pastor (Part-Time)

Church/Organization: First Baptist Church, Blair, NE

Website: https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistBlair

Posted: 1/4/2024  Ends: 3/15/2024

To best serve the congregation of First Baptist Church, the pastoral candidate should demonstrate the following attributes: A respectful and servant leadership style, with self-control, honesty, trustworthiness, humility and spiritual maturity. A high-quality Bible teacher. Willingness to work closely with the congregation and abide by the constitution and bylaws. Provide sound biblical guidance on physical and spiritual matters that impact the church. Foster relationships with other local congregations and engage with the Blair community. Visit members of the congregation, including those in hospitals, care centers, and those who are shut-in, as well as active members. Previous pastoral experience is preferred. Willing to be ordained, or have existing ordination recognized by the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska.

For more information or questions, you may reach out to Greg Mamula at gmamula@abcnebraska.com or 402-556-4730.

New York

Director of Ministry to Children and Families (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, NY

Website: https://www.plymouthchurch.org/

Posted: 1/29/2024  Ends: 5/30/2024

Plymouth Church, a thriving 400-member church in Brooklyn, New York, is seeking a Director of Ministry to Families and Children. Our congregation includes families, particularly those with young children and a large number of professionals. While Plymouth is a member of the NACCC, our members are from diverse religious backgrounds, united in our Christ-centered ministry. We seek an energetic minister who will be involved in the development, implementation, and coordination of programs and ministries to welcome, support, and disciple the families and children of Plymouth Church and the community. Send resumes or inquiries to our Senior Minister, Dr. Brett Younger, by email at BYounger@Plymouthchurch.org or Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 

North Carolina

Associate Pastor for Youth, Missions, and Adults (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: First Baptist Church on Fifth, Winston-Salem

Website: https://firstonfifth.org/news/first-on-fifth-seeks-associate-pastor-for-youth-missions-and-adults/

Posted: 2/22/2024  Ends: 3/08/2024

First Baptist Church on Fifth is delighted to begin a search for our new Associate Pastor for Youth, Missions, and Adults to coordinate and catalyze the ministries for youth (middle & high schoolers) and their families, missions (including community/denominational partnerships), and median adults. A job description and application details can be found at https://firstonfifth.org/news/first-on-fifth-seeks-associate-pastor-for-youth-missions-and-adults/. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Emily Hull McGee at emily@firstonfifth.org by March 8, 2024.

Minister of Welcome and Connection (Part-Time)

Church/Organization: Ardmore Baptist Church, Winston-Salem

Website: https://www.ardmorebaptist.org/employment-opportunities/

Posted: 1/9/2024  Ends: 3/31/2024

Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina seeks to reach people through loving hospitality and by helping them to make formational, relational, and missional connections in their lives. A vital position in that endeavor is our Minister of Welcome and Connection. We are seeking a friendly, welcoming, and strategically-minded individual who feels called to serve in this role. This part-time position serves as a member of our Pastoral Staff and will be tasked with strengthening our church’s culture of welcome and also to help craft pathways of connection for both new and long-time members of Ardmore Baptist Church. A detailed job description can be found at https://www.ardmorebaptist.org/employment-opportunities/ and resumes can be sent to info@ardmorebaptist.org.

 

Tennessee

Associate Pastor of Youth and Communications (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Central Baptist Church of Fountain City

Website: www.cbcfc.org

Posted: 9/5/2023  Closes: 04/30/2024

Central Baptist Church Fountain City in Knoxville, TN. is seeking an Associate Pastor of Youth and Communications. This person will lead the church’s ministry to students in grades 6-12 with the goal of shaping lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. This will include the fostering and maintaining of a strong team of volunteers to lead and serve alongside our youth in ministry, mission, and Bible study, and to communicate with and connect their parents to the youth ministry and greater life of our church. The Associate Pastor of Youth and Communications will also head the creative communications process, including brand strategy, marketing, social media, content management, communication environments, printed materials and publications, and overall brand experience. He/She will work collaboratively and independently to develop and distribute original content that clearly communicates the vision, ministry, and goals of our church.

For a full breakdown of the position, pay range, and application process, please go to www.cbcfc.org/job-openings

To learn more about this position and/or apply, contact Ande Myers at amyers@cbcfc.org.

Texas

Pastor of Preparing Ministries (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: University Baptist Church, Houston

Website: https://www.ubc.org/

Posted: 2/22/2024  Closes: 5/20/2024

University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas (Clear Lake) is searching for a full-time Pastor of Preparing Ministries. The Pastor of Preparing Ministries is responsible for all areas of discipleship, Christian education, and spiritual formation. This pastor will also provide supervision and direction to UBC’s Family Ministries Team. For more information about UBC and to view a job description, please visit our Pastor of Preparing Search Task Force page at UBC.org/POP. Interested applicants may submit their resumes by emailing resumes@ubc.org.

Worship Pastor (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Southland Baptist Church, San Angelo

Website: https://southlandbaptist.org/

Posted: 2/22/2024  Closes: 4/28/2024

Southland Baptist Church of San Angelo, TX is seeking a Worship Pastor to lead and develop a complete worship strategy for our local body of believers. The Worship Pastor will develop a multi-faceted approach through choirs, orchestra, a worship band, and vocalists, that is unique to the worship expression of our congregation. Southland has 2 distinct services (traditional choral/orchestral and contemporary worship band) with a total membership of approximately 500 and affirms the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message.

For more information or to apply, please contact Paul Hamilton at paul.hamilton@angelo.edu.

Virginia

Minister of Youth and Families (Full-time)

Church/Organization: Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, VA

Website: www.wgva.church

Posted: 12/7/23 Ends: 3/1/2024

Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, VA seeks a full-time Minister to Families and Youth to assist the pastor with supporting and innovating youth and children’s ministries. A heart for youth and their families, creative thinking, experience with these age groups, and equipping volunteers for team leadership are essential to fulfilling this position. Walnut Grove is just outside of Richmond and has both historical roots and a desire for growth, with over 100 active members, and is committed to reaching our community through a variety of children and youth activities. They are associated with BGAV, CBFVA, the Dover Baptist Association, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Southern Baptist Convention. They affirm the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message and support women in all roles of ministry.  Resumes will be considered as they are received and the position can be filled immediately. Call 804-746-5081 or email resumes to the church at office@wgva.church.

For more information contact Colby Whittaker at office@wgva.church.

Minister of Children and Families (Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Chestnut Grove Baptist Church

Website: https://chestnutgrovebaptist.org/employment-opportunities

Posted: 8/28/23 Ends: 

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Earlysville, VA seeks a full-time Minister of Children and Families  to develop and implement a holistic strategy of exposing & expanding Christian FAITH, engaging in Christian FORMATION, and enlisting in Christian FRUITFULNESS for the children and families of Chestnut Grove (birth – 6th grade).

For more information or questions, you may reach out to the search team at searchteam@chestnutgrovebaptist.org.

Associate Pastor

(Full-Time)

Church/Organization: Freemason Street Baptist Church

Website:www.freemasonstreet.org

Posted: 8/28/23 Ends: 

Freemason Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, Virginia (CBF, BGAV) is seeking a full-time associate pastor to serve as a full partner in the leadership and ministry of the church. We are looking for someone who is creative, can build friendships both in the church and in the community, values both thinking and feeling in life and faith, and is a strong team person. We are a downtown congregation of about 100 who value worship, unity in diversity, and connecting in creative and new ways with our neighborhood and our city. To learn more about the congregation and ministries, visit www.freemasonstreet.org.To learn more about the work of the Associate Pastor, see the position description at https://tinyurl.com/3m9k9h8k. To inquire, submit a resume, or recommend someone, contact Bob Guffey (bguffey@freemasonstreet.org).

For more information or questions, you may reach out to Bob Guffey at bguffey@freemasonstreet.org.

Job Boards by BWIM’s Partners

For over a decade, BWIM has curated a list of open ministry positions
that we included in our monthly newsletter.

Since the way churches and organizations publicize open ministry positions changes, we have changed the way we connect women with job postings as well. We are now posting full information online for any church/organization who contacts us directly with information about their open position so that candidates can have access to the information as soon as we have it. 

The remaining positions that we have traditionally included on our list have been gathered from job boards like the ones below. We would encourage any Baptist woman in ministry looking for a position to check these job boards regularly as not all churches/organizations contact us, but also to do research and be discerning about which positions are truly open to women candidates.

Candidates are welcome to contact BWIM about any position posted on our website, but also about any position found on another ministry job board. We will do our best to connect you with someone who might be able to help in your discernment as to whether or not a position is an opportunity where a woman could thrive.

Ministry Search 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. Building a good resume, successfully navigating the interview process, and negotiating salary and benefits are all also stressful. Below are resources helpful to both churches and candidates as they navigate the search process.