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.

Open Positions

Remote

Church Development Officer (Full-Time)
Organization: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Website: www.cbf.net/employment

Posted: 4/9/24 Ends:  5/2/2024

The Church Development Officer will launch and maintain a successful annual giving program for CBF partner churches (Called Into Fellowship) and oversee other giving campaigns for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. This position will assist CBF State and Regional Organizations with their fund development strategies as well.

For more information, contact Adam Granger at agranger@cbf.net.

Congregational Stewardship Officer (Full-Time)
Organization: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Website: www.cbf.net/employment

Posted: 4/9/24 Ends:  5/22/2024

The Congregational Stewardship Officer will provide consultation, resources, and support to CBF partner churches in all areas that pertain to and contribute to their financial well-being.

For more information, contact Adam Granger at agranger@cbf.net.

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.

Associate Pastor (Full-Time)
Church: First Baptist Church, Augusta, GA

Website: www.discoverfbc.org/minister-search

Posted: 4/9/24 Ends:  5/15/2024

First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia, is seeking an associate pastor who will implement the vision of the church while developing and shepherding our ten ministerial staff members. The ideal candidate will have a dedicated heart for Jesus Christ and the gospel and fully embody a servant leader.

Our Associate Pastor will:

  • Serve as the pastoral chief of staff to direct and synchronize the operations, calendar, and execution of the church’s services and functions;
  • Develop the senior pastor’s strategy and vision into a workable plan while distributing tasks across the ministerial staff in a collaborative team approach; 
  • Oversee the spiritual formation of the congregation and ministerial staff by shepherding ministry groups and small group leaders and coordinating Bible studies and curriculum;
  • Provide pastoral care of the congregation as part of the ministerial team; 
  • Eagerly engage with the congregation around worship services and church activities by serving as an enduring member of the greeting team and new/prospective member outreach team;
  • Serve as the primary ministerial advisor to key committees such as Leadership Advisory Council, Vision 2030, Personnel, and Bylaws and Standing Rules;
  • Collaborate with the church administrator and ministers to develop the proposed annual church budget;
  • Welcome with enthusiasm the opportunity to deliver 6-8 sermons each year as needed due to the senior pastor’s planned absences and obligations;
  • Utilize effective communication and interpersonal skills, including Biblical conflict resolution approaches;
  • Employ technology and social media skills to help develop an expanding online church presence and drive organizational efficiencies;
  • Have a minimum of five years of experience leading and developing a multi-faceted team;
  • Hold a Master of Divinity degree or equivalent.

For more information contact ministersearch@fbcaugusta.org.

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

Website: www.villagebaptistbowie.org

Posted: 12/6/23 Ends: 6/1/2024

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.

Mississippi

Pastoral Residency (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg

Website: www.ubchm.org

Posted: 4/3/24 Ends: 5/1/2024

University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS, is seeking a pastoral resident to join our pastoral team. Our program is 24 months which includes shared pastoral duties of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. The resident for 2024-2026 will also have a focus in our children’s ministry. UBC is a family sized church located in Hattiesburg, MS. We are affiliated with both the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Ministers of all denominations may apply (M. Div. or M.T.S. required) but there is a preference for individuals with a Baptist/congregational background.

If interested, visit us at www.ubchm.org and email your resume and cover letter to ubcsearch@ubchm.org. Your cover letter needs to address the following questions: (1) Why are you interested in our pastoral residency program? (2) What areas of growth do you see in yourself? and (3) Where have you found joy in ministry?

For more information or questions, you may reach out to Jennifer Brown at pastorjennifer@ubchm.org.

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.

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

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: Westwood Baptist Church, Cary

Website: https://westwoodcary.org/

Posted: 5/1/2024  Ends: 6/15/2024

Westwood Baptist Church in Cary, NC is seeking a Senior Pastor to shepherd our congregation into the next chapter of ministry and service. We desire candidates with a gift to preach, teach, and equip us for evangelism, discipleship, and service. WBC is a multigenerational, mission-minded, congregationally-led, moderate Baptist church. We are affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBFNC, and the RBA. Weekly worship services are a blend of traditional and contemporary styles that embrace the talents of all ages. We encourage and support men and women serving in leadership roles across all aspects of ministry. Ideal candidates will share our compassion for missions and caring for our community. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume, with qualifications and references, to pastorsearchcommittee@westwoodbc.org by June 15, 2024. Senior Pastor Profile: https://tinyurl.com/WBCpastorprofile Congregational Profile: https://tinyurl.com/WBCcongregation.

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: Emerywood Baptist Church, High Point

Website: https://emerywoodbaptistchurch.com/pastor-search/

Posted: 4/12/2024  Ends: 7/11/2024

Emerywood Baptist Church of High Point, NC, seeks a full-time senior pastor. He or she should be a seminary graduate, preferably with at least 5 years of ministerial staff experience. We are a suburban, multigenerational, moderate progressive CBF-affiliated church with doors open to all people. We welcome a candidate with a rich personal theology, deep Biblical knowledge informed by modern scholarship, energizing preaching and challenging teaching. He or she will foster trust in the congregation, challenging us to lean into the vulnerability of living a life of faith, and supporting our mission efforts. Our congregation has voiced the need for spiritual formation and collaborative leadership, an opportunity for candidates with these strengths. We will nurture our new senior pastor’s ministry through prayer, friendship, and financial support. Send resume and cover letter to emerywoodbaptistpastorsearch@gmail.com. More info at https://emerywoodbaptistchurch.com/pastor-search/.

For more information or to apply, contact emerywoodbaptistpastorsearch@gmail.com.

Associate Pastor of Youth and Missions (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh

Website: https://www.foresthills.org/about/careers

Posted: 3/11/2024  Ends: 6/1/2024

Forest Hills Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC is seeking an Associate Pastor who will provide leadership, direction, and oversight to the youth and mission ministries of the church. The minister will lead in planning and implementing special age-group activities and programs appropriate for the spiritual growth of youth and their families, while also leading mission efforts including the cultivation of sustainable relationships with new and existing mission partners. The minister will work closely with appropriate teams, committees, and staff to realize the overall mission of Forest Hills Baptist Church: Love God. Love People. Live the Gospel. This is a full-time position. To apply for this position, visit: foresthills.org/careers.

For more information or to apply, contact careers@foresthills.org.

Associate Pastor of Children and Adult Ministries (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: Forest Hills Baptist Church, Raleigh

Website: https://www.foresthills.org/about/careers

Posted: 3/11/2024  Ends: 6/1/2024

Forest Hills Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC is seeking an Associate Pastor who will provide leadership, direction, and oversight to the children and adult ministries of the church. The minister will lead in planning and implementing special age-group activities and programs appropriate for the spiritual growth of children and their families, while also providing direction and administrative oversight for the young adult’s ministry, the men’s and women’s ministries, and the senior adult ministries of the church. The minister will work closely with appropriate teams, committees, and staff to realize the overall mission of Forest Hills Baptist Church: Love God. Love People. Live the Gospel. This is a full-time position. To apply for this position, visit: foresthills.org/careers.

For more information or to apply, contact careers@foresthills.org.

Pennsylvania

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: North Hills Community Baptist Church, Pittsburgh

Website: https://nhcbc.com/

Posted: 4/23/2024  Ends: 9/30/2024

North Hills Community Baptist Church (NHCBC) is in search of an inspirational leader (ideally with a Master’s Degree (M.Div. or equivalent) and 10 years of ministry/church leadership experience (required); ordained minister in to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of its long-time Senior Pastor. It is a multi-generational, multi-cultural church located about eight miles north of downtown Pittsburgh. NHCBC is a very welcoming and mission-minded congregation with a blended morning worship service. The engaged congregation desires to increase its outreach to the community in new and greater ways than in the past. NHCBC is known for its pastoral stability and pastoral support. The church is actively involved in Baptist and ecumenical groups on a local, regional, national, and international basis.

Professional Specialities Needed:

  • Pastoral Care
  • Interpreting the Faith
  • Counseling
  • Community Assessment/Involvement/Organizer
  • Church Growth

Salary From $80,000 per year. For more information contact Gary Claus at gary@grclaus.com or 412-389-1116 or Mark Mendicino at markjmendicino@gmail.com or 724-612-3244.

South Carolina

Minister to Senior Adults (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: First Baptist Church, Greenville

Website: https://firstbaptistgreenville.com/open-positions-at-fbg/

Posted: 3/1/2024  Ends: 4/15/2024

First Baptist Greenville, SC, a progressive and inclusive faith community, is seeking a full-time Minister to Senior Adults. We are looking for an energetic, organized, spiritually mature individual with a seminary degree and a minimum of five years of ministry experience. They will lead a comprehensive ministry dedicated to offering spiritual formation, fellowship, trips, and service opportunities for our senior members and the wider community. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed to ministering alongside our senior adult community, with sensitivity to their unique needs. They will also assist with pastoral care throughout the church, primarily focusing on senior adults. As a valued member of our church’s ministerial staff, the ideal candidate will exemplify a demeanor marked by a collaborative work ethic, adaptability, an attitude of respect, and joy for ministry. Send resume and cover letter to Jenna Manning by Monday, April 15, 2024 at jenna.manning@firstbaptistgreenville.com.

Minister to Families (Part-Time)
Church/Organization: First Baptist Church, Piedmont

Website: fbcpiedmontsc.org

Posted: 3/8/2024  Ends: 9/1/2024

First Baptist Church in Piedmont, SC is searching for a part-time Minister to Families. The person in this position would work with the pastor to reach out to younger families with children in the church and community, and work with church volunteers to provide ministries with them.

For more information, contact Stephen Clyborne at 864-354-8479 or stephenclyborne@gmail.com.

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

Director of Chancel Choir (Part-Time)
Church/Organization: Broadway Baptist Church, Ft. Worth

Website: https://broadwaybc.org/

Posted: 4/22/2024  Closes: 5/15/2024

This professional position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Chancel Choir programming and performances in support of the mission and vision of Broadway Baptist Church.

For more information, contact Ken Krause at info@broadwaybc.org.

Kids Pastor (Part-Time)
Church/Organization: University Baptist Church, Waco

Website: www.ubcwaco.org

Posted: 4/17/2024  Closes: 6/30/2024

University Baptist Church (UBC) in Waco, Texas is seeking a 20-hour per week Kids Pastor who will provide thoughtful leadership to all areas of kids ministry (infant through 5th grade). This person will provide compassionate pastoral care and spiritual formation for kids, their families, and kids ministry volunteers through Sunday morning programming, special events, VBS, and kids camp. UBC’s contemporary worship model does not see a division between the sacred and the secular, and seeks to approach God through creative liturgies and artistic expressions. UBC is a medium-sized, inclusive church that is fully affirming of women in ministry and the LGBTQIA+ community. The Kids Pastor will report directly to the Lead Pastor. Applications will be accepted until June 30th, 2024 or until filled. More information is available at https://www.ubcwaco.org/kids-pastor.

For more information, contact Andie Pellicer at andie@ubcwaco.org.

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

Worship Pastor
Church/Organization: Gayton Baptist Church (Henrico)

Website: https://gayton.church/

Posted: 5/8/24 Ends: 6/1/2024

Gayton Baptist Church, located in Henrico, Virginia, is seeking a Worship Pastor. This person will be responsible for the total Worship Ministry of the church, including two Sunday morning worship services and all special events and programming. Interested candidates should have proficiency in leading both traditional and contemporary worship, an associated degree or commensurate experience, and competency in coordinating multiple people in worship leadership. This position requires a worship pastor to be visible and lead in the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive Worship Ministry (music, tech, and media) program for weekly worship. Please submit resume to: wpsearch@gayton.church. Deadline to apply is June 1, 2024. We will consider both full and part time applicants.

Executive Director/Treasurer (Full-time)
Church/Organization: Women’s Missionary Union of Virginia (Richmond, VA)

Website: wmuv.org/employment

Posted: 5/1/24 Ends: 5/31/2024

The Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia (WMUV) is seeking an Executive Director/Treasurer (ED/T) to lead the 150-year-old organization into a changing future. The mission of WMUV is to equip and inspire churches to be on mission with God. WMUV affirms Christ’s call on a woman’s life, a missional response to the world’s needs, and the development of missional leaders. The ED/T will provide visionary leadership, strategic development and oversight for all WMUV operations. Under the authority and direction of the Board of Trustees, the ED/T assumes responsibility for day-to-day operations of the organization. This includes but is not limited to financial and personnel management, implementation of assigned policies and regulations of WMUV, corporate compliance of records, legal documents, agreements and contracts. The ED/T is responsible for facilitating planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of ministries and programs. The ED/T will develop relationships with and be accountable to the Board of Trustees. The ED/T will possess good communication skills and will act as the public face of WMUV and will nurture relationships with key partners in ministry. The ED/T will promote awareness, network, and engage in speaking opportunities to further the WMUV mission. The ED/T shall profess a personal relationship with Christ and a faith that is evident in congregational involvement, and workplace behavior and attitude. The ED/T shall demonstrate high character and integrity, be capable of effective and respectful interaction across diverse theological and interpersonal perspectives, be able to exhibit humility and competence concurrently, and be a proven leader. The ED/T shall work for Woman’s Missionary Union of Virginia and will not engage in other business ventures or advocate for such outside of the discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Skills and Proficiencies: Ability to promote and support the work within the core values of WMUV; Proficiency in financial management (budgeting complex systems, fundraising, and grant writing); Proficiency in organizational development (long range planning, strategic analysis, transformational leadership, and public relations and marketing); Self starter and team implementer; Ability to manage staff, ensuring appropriate delegation and completion of tasks; Ability to work compassionately, cooperatively and tactfully with WMUV team, individual stake holders, volunteers, and partners; Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, with small groups, and to larger audiences; Appreciation of the heritage and potential of WMU/WMUV

Knowledge and Experience: College Degree required, advanced and/or seminary degree(s) preferred;Advanced education/experience in financial and personnel management and organizational development.

Application may be accessed at wmuv.org/employment. Send application and resume to searchteam@wmuv.org.

Associate Pastor of Children, Youth, and Young Adults (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: Ox Hill Baptist Church, Chantilly

Website: www.oxhillbaptist.org

Posted: 4/22/24 Ends: 7/15/2024

Ox Hill Baptist Church in Chantilly, VA, a socioeconomically and culturally diverse suburb of Washington, DC, is seeking an Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Young Adults. This minister will be responsible for coordinating and planning faith formation events for children, youth, and their families and creating opportunities to engage young adults in Christian discipleship. Our ideal candidate will be spiritually mature, relational, energetic, collaborative, and innovative. Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; possession of or progress towards a master’s degree in theological or ministerial studies is highly desirable. We anticipate this to be a full-time position; however, we are willing to entertain a part-time arrangement if need be. Ox Hill Baptist Church associates with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Interested applicants should email a resume to associatepastorsearch@oxhillbaptist.org.

For more information or questions, you may reach contact associatepastorsearch@oxhillbaptist.org.

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.

Senior Pastor (Full-Time)
Church/Organization: Mount Zion Baptist Church

Website: www.mountzionbaptist.com

Posted: 3/26/24 Ends: 4/30/2024

Situated in Arlington, VA, Mount Zion Baptist Church stands as a steadfast “Kingdom Focused Church” and a vital anchor within the local community. With roots traced back to the Freedman’s Village in the 1860s, our church has been a beacon of faith and community resilience. As we embark on a new chapter of growth and ministry, guided by the indomitable spirit of Joshua, we are fervently seeking a revitalizing leader to join us in shaping the next phase of our spiritual journey.

Mount Zion is an active member of the National Baptist Convention, The Progressive National Convention, the Virginia Baptist State Convention, and the Northern Virginia Baptist Association. We believe in living and leading in accordance with Biblical qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1: 5-9, placing the conveyance of the Word of God as a high priority.

Qualities We Seek

The ideal candidate will have experience in meeting the spiritual needs of a historical African American congregation, possess strong preaching and teaching skills, and exhibit administrative and leadership skills.

Key Responsibilities
– Lead Deacon ordinances and ministerial events, including monthly communions, baptisms, weddings, funerals, and baby dedications.
– Ensure that relevant, high-quality training in discipleship and leadership skills is made available to ministerial staff, designated ministry leads and office staff.
– Partner with and lead efforts in developing ministry leaders and providing wise counsel to members and Clergy designates.
– Clearly and persuasively communicate in both written and oral formats as well as exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
– In partnership with the Official Board, ensure that the Constitution and By-Laws are consistently adhered to.

Qualifications Required
– Licensed and ordained in the Baptist faith.
– Master’s degree, earned from an accredited college, university, or seminary with a concentration in religious studies, theology, or divinity.
– Pastoral experience of 5 years or more.

Preferred Degree – DMin or PhD in religious studies, theology, or divinity.

Characteristics We Value

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative leader, a Joshua to guide us as we move forward. In the words of Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Mount Zion Baptist Church is dedicated to continuing to be a beacon in the community, strengthening relationships with youth and young people, addressing the concerns of our congregation, and embracing innovation in leadership. If you are a progressive revitalizing leader, inspired by the spirit of Joshua, we invite you to unite with us on this journey of faith and growth.

Compensation and Benefits

Mount Zion Baptist Church is committed to ensuring that our Senior Pastor is well-supported as he/she leads us into this new chapter of growth and ministry. A competitive salary commensurate with experience is negotiable, reflecting our commitment to recognize and value the expertise and dedication of our Senior Pastor. In addition to a competitive salary, Mount Zion Baptist Church may offer a comprehensive benefits package, to include, but not limited to: health insurance, retirement contributions, a housing allowance and other benefits.

TO APPLY: Please upload your resume, cover letter, ordination certificate, license and other requested materials via the Senior Pastor application link. 

For questions, please email MZBCPulpitcommittee@gmail.com.

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.