Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga., seeks a full-time Pastor of Christian Education and Community Engagement to begin July 1, 2017. Oakhurst Baptist is a progressive, welcoming and affirming, social justice-oriented congregation with approximately 200 active members. We are seeking a candidate with a Master of Divinity degree who can engage the larger community, lead a lively children’s and youth program, and be intentionally intergenerational in helping the church live out its goals. For more information about the church, the church’s goals and the job description, see our website at oakhurstbaptist.org or link directly to the position information at http://bit.ly/PastorEduAndCommunity. Interested persons should submit a résumé and a one-page response to the question “Why is this position good news for you?” to email@example.com by December 31.
First Community Church in Joplin, Mo., an interdenominational church, is seeking a senior minister. The successful candidate must be a graduate of an accredited Christian seminary and ordained in a mainline Protestant church. FCC is an established church averaging 90-110 worshipers weekly. Worship services are traditional in a relaxed but respectful atmosphere. Interested applicants should review our website, fccjoplin.com, and principles and purposes, fccjoplin.com/about-us/principles-and-purposes. Send résumé and statement of philosophy to Pastor Search Committee, First Community Church, P.O. Box 327, Joplin, MO 64802 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, an inclusive community of faith in Cary, N.C., affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, is seeking a full-time associate pastor. This pastor would join the ministerial team alongside the senior pastor and the associate pastor of worship and faith formation to form and shape the disciples of Christ at GFBC. S/he would specifically provide leadership in some of the following areas: children’s ministry, community partnerships/missions, and/or youth ministry. The search committee is open to discerning with the candidate the areas of responsibility, taking into consideration our program needs. A Master of Divinity degree from an accredited theological seminary and ordination to the gospel ministry are required. The candidate must support and endorse GFBC’s core values as found at gfbccary.org. Send a résumé and cover letter to email@example.com. Applicant reviews will begin October 1.
First Baptist Church of Jefferson City, Tenn., seeks a senior pastor following the retirement of Gene Wilder in December 2015. Led by dedicated laity and four staff members, FBC extends its ministry to its community including nearby Carson-Newman University. Details about the church, community, job description, and search process are available at fbcjeff.org/pastorsearch. The search committee is considering nominations and applications until the position is filled. For more information, utilize the web link or contact the committee chair, Joe Dobyns, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send a cover letter, résumé, and other personal statements you would like the committee to review to Joe Dobyns at email@example.com or First Baptist Church, c/o Pastor Search Committee, 1610 Russell Ave., Jefferson City, TN 37760.
First Baptist Church of Claxton, Ga., is seeking a full-time pastor with five or more years of ministry experience in a pastoral position and who holds a master’s or doctorate degree. The ideal candidate should be an effective communicator with leadership and have a well-developed vision for the future of our church. First Baptist Claxton has a membership of 300 and is located in southeast Georgia, 50 miles west of Savannah. Interested candidates should send their résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Pastor Search Committee, First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 607, Claxton, GA 30417.
Walnut Hills Baptist Church, a moderate Baptist church of 410 active members in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Va., is seeking a senior pastor. Submit inquiries and résumés to email@example.com by October 15. Information is available at whbconline.org.