–Dually aligned with CBF and SBC
–Adheres to 1963 Baptist Faith and Message
–Has a traditional style of worship
–Located in a small town 18 miles north of Athens, Ga., just off I-85
–Seminary graduate or working toward a seminary degree
–Some ministry experience
First Baptist Church
1345 S. Elm St.
Commerce, GA 30529
First Baptist Church, Orangeburg, S.C., is seeking one full-time and one part-time associate pastor to minister in the areas of family life (fbcorangeburg.org/family-life-center), students (grades 6-12) and children (cradle-grade 5). Individuals or ministry couples are invited to apply and identify their skills and gifts associated with the desired grouping of ministry roles. Associate pastors at FBCO are responsible for providing pastoral leadership specific to their assigned ministries to include family life center, students, children and families. Each associate will work toward leadership and oversight in all aspects of planning, promoting and implementing ministry that guides individuals in spiritual growth and development. Direct inquiries and résumés to FBCO Search, First Baptist Church, 1240 Russell St., Orangeburg, SC 29115 or to FBCOsearch@fbcorangeburg.org.
Central Baptist Church in Daytona Beach is a progressive congregation, committed to an intergenerational approach toward ministry. Central has been located in the center of Daytona Beach for 60 years, and is firmly affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. We seek a full-time minister of music, youth and families who is committed to Jesus Christ and willing to lead our church in music ministry that effectively reaches people of all ages. This person will also lead our church in providing outreach and discipleship ministries to youth and their families, helping to bring them into a growing relationship with God and his church. For inquiries, call (386) 255-2588 or write the search committee chair, Dr. Jim Shoopman, at Shoop68@erau.edu.
First Baptist Church of Lenoir, N.C., is prayerfully seeking a full-time senior pastor. FBC affirms the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. The church is now in its 126th year and has 782 members. It is important to our members to have opportunities for personal spiritual growth, continue in our local and national missions, and have appealing programs for youth and children. The senior pastor candidate should be a strong spiritual leader, an inspirational worship leader, and mission-minded. Qualifications include an advanced theological degree from a seminary or divinity school. Please send résumé and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Pastor Search Committee, First Baptist Church, 304 Main St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Lillington Baptist Church, Lillington, N.C., is prayerfully seeking a pastor who is biblically grounded and mission minded, with visionary leadership and strong communication skills. Our current church membership is 283 members, with Sunday school attendance averaging 123 and worship attendance averaging 158. The candidate must hold an advanced seminary degree, with a preferred minimum of 10 years experience as a pastor or commensurate experience. Please send résumé to Pastor Search Committee, P.O. Box 160, Lillington, NC 27546. Résumés will be accepted until March 31.
Starling Avenue Baptist Church, Martinsville, Virginia is seeking a pastor who will lead our congregation as we continue a heritage of faith, stewardship, equality and missions. The new pastor should:
Articulately convey the relevance of scripture to daily life.
Be collaborative, willing to work ecumenically, and open to marginalized people.
Bring an innovative approach to a traditional worship style.
Hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college and a Master of Divinity or equivalent degree from a seminary accredited by the American Association of Theological Schools.
Be personally and innovatively involved in missions.
Be willing to accept the challenges of growing the church, bringing a better age balance to the congregation and re-engaging inactive members.
SABC affirms the priesthood of believers and servant leadership. We are affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. There are 325 resident members with an average attendance of 110 in two worship services. More information is available at starlingavenue.org.
Submit résumés by April 15 to:
SABC Search Committee
c/o Merle Prince
23 Pine Forest Dr.
Spencer, VA 24165
Second Baptist Church in Memphis is seeking an individual to fill the newly formed position of associate minister for families and congregational care. This position requires one to possess an awareness of and sensitivity to all ages in the life of the church, with particular emphasis on deepening spiritual formation in children, youth, and their families as well as to share in pastoral care and outreach. A full job description may be found at 2ndmemphis.org. Second Baptist is a moderate church highly committed to missions and servant leadership, worshipping in a creative, traditional framework that embraces diversity. Send letters of interest and résumés by March 15 to John N. Avis, Search Committee Chair, 4680 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38117 or to email@example.com.
Rural Southern Baptist church
Average Sunday school attendance 160
Average worship attendance 210
Résumés by March 31:
St. George Baptist Church
2590 Shillings Bridge Rd.
Orangeburg, SC 29115
First Baptist Church, Jefferson, Ga., located between Athens and Gainesville off Hwy. 129 and three miles off I-85, is seeking an interim minister of children and families. FBC is dually aligned with the CBF and the SBC and adheres to the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. Our church has both traditional and contemporary services of worship. The ideal candidate will be a seminary graduate or have a degree related to the Christian education of children and families, and have some ministry experience. This candidate should be called to ministry as a Christian vocation, to children’s and family ministry as a primary calling, and be able to affirm FBC’s mission, vision and values. A job description is posted at fbcjefferson.org. Submit résumés by April 30 to Fred Gurley, Personnel Committee Chairman, First Baptist Church, 81 Institute St., Jefferson, GA 30549.
First Baptist Church, Elkin, N.C., is seeking a full-time associate pastor for music and children. A beautifully diverse congregation, FBC is aligned exclusively with the CBF. The ideal candidate has a graduate seminary degree, a passion for music/worship and children, and five or more years of local church experience in music ministry. For a complete job description and contact information, visit elkinfbc.com/candidate. Deadline for receiving résumés is April 15.
First Baptist Church of Spring Hope, N.C., is a warm, small-town church that affirms God’s call in everyone’s life. We are seeking a part-time music minister to join us in reaching our community. Responsibilities include playing and directing music for Sunday worship, choir practice and special events. Send résumés to firstname.lastname@example.org or to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 177, Spring Hope, NC 27882.