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INTERIM MINISTER. Lake Street Church of Evanston, Illinois, is seeking a full-time Interim Minister to serve our theologically liberal and diverse, socially progressive, and welcoming and affirming congregation beginning in February 2017. Lake Street Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. Interested clergy are encouraged to explore the church’s website, www.lakestreet.org. A link to the full job description and directions for applicants can be found here. Applicants may also contact the Search Committee chairperson, George Rounds with any questions. His email is: [email protected]. (Posted 11.15.16)
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH. Baptist Seminary of Kentucky seeks a president with imagination, humility, discipline, and personal strength to advance its mission and galvanize constituencies around a vision rooted in its heritage and relevant to the needs of the 21st century. She/he will be expected to lead strategic planning initiatives, expand the financial base through fundraising and partnerships, as well as donor development, provide strong financial management, facilitate student recruitment, enhance BSK’s visibility, and amplify the institution’s ecumenical, Baptist identity. The ideal candidate will be a team builder committed to collaborating with the trustees, faculty, and staff to implement a vision. Preferred candidates will have a terminal degree, a background in theological education, and experience in a local church. Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit bsk.edu/president-search for more details about the process and position. Applications (cover letter, CV, and three references) should be submitted via email to [email protected] by Dec. 31, 2016. (Posted 11.01.16)
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR. First Baptist Church, Zachary, La., is searching for a full-time Media/Communications Director to join our ministry team. The Media and Communications Director contributes to engaging worship services and resources staff and volunteers for ministry by maintaining, installing, and repairing the lighting, video, and sound systems operated by the media volunteer staff. This role will also assist in training volunteers to fulfill roles in these areas across all of FBC Zachary’s ministries for both the weekend worship, midweek events, and special worship experiences throughout the year. This person will be the primary contact for all tech support calls for all venues. A detailed job description may be found here. Please submit resumes and cover letters to [email protected] or mail (Attn: Media Search, First Baptist, 4200 Main Street, Zachary, LA 70791) by January 1, 2017, for consideration. No calls, please. (Posted 11.14.16)
FOOD JUSTICE COORDINATOR. Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries (RMM), in partnership with Metro Baptist Church (MBC), New York, N.Y., is seeking a part-time Food Justice Coordinator. The Food Justice Coordinator will provide leadership and vision for the food-related programming of RMM. Specifically, this individual will coordinate RMM’s weekly client-choice food pantry, assist in coordination of the Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project (community rooftop farm atop Metro Baptist Church), facilitate the emergency distribution of snack bags, and participate in community advocacy and education efforts related to food justice. For the full job posting and information about how to apply, click HERE. (Posted 11.29.16)
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES. Watts Street Baptist Church, Durham, N.C., seeks a part-time Director of Music Ministries for a program that includes choirs of all ages and a volunteer-led handbell ensemble. Current staff includes an organist and two interim directors for children/youth choirs. More details and application procedures are available http://wattsstreet.org/welcome/about-us/careers/. Applications must be received no later than December 30, 2016. (Posted 11.21.16)
LEAD PASTOR. The Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, a progressive congregation affiliated with both the Alliance of Baptists and the ABC/USA, located in the university town of Chapel Hill, N.C., seeks a relational and passionately articulate lead pastor to assist us in our mission of “building compassionate and joyful community, freely exploring spiritual paths, and pursuing justice and peace in the way of Jesus.” This call follows on the completion of an extensive discernment process. Our 500-member church has a strong history and commitment to social justice in its many forms, such as racial inclusiveness, environmental awareness, and being welcoming and affirming of all of God’s beloved children. The successful applicant must possess strong worship design and preaching abilities, and be capable of leading a team of ministerial and administrative staff. The applicant must possess gifts in adaptive leadership; be willing to nurture community relationships with other churches, local government, and university groups; and be capable of leading in the spiritual enrichment of the church. A Congregational Profile and a Pastor Profile are available at www.binkleychurch.org under the tab “Pastor Search.” Interested candidates should submit an application following the instructions on the website. (Posted 10.27.16)
FULL-TIME CHILDREN’S MINISTER. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C., is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Church seeking a ministry team member whose primary focus will be on strengthening our children’s ministry. There are distinct focus areas for each team member on our ministry staff, but the position requirements and job description may be tailored to the candidate who is called. This is so that we can build our ministry team based on complementary strengths, since we are simultaneously seeking a Contemporary Worship Music Leader. Focus areas for this particular position are: providing leadership to missions, discipleship, fellowship, and worship for children through fifth grade. A more detailed description of relevant duties, expectations, and requirements exists and is provided to candidates in advance of interviews. Beyond those focus areas, this minister’s personal gifts and passions will play a big part in influencing the formation of a more detailed role. We want to hear from you, to learn your story, your passion, your strengths and weaknesses, so that we can create an environment conducive to your success and growth as a minister. Please contact us at [email protected] to start the conversation. (Posted 10.27.16)
BUILDING & LOAN ADVISOR. The American Baptist Extension Corporation is a financial institution with a mission – it exists to assist churches and institutions with acquisition, construction and renovation of property for spreading and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are able to carry out our mission when individuals, churches and institutions invest funds with ABEC that ABEC in turn makes available for building projects. We need a Building & Loan Advisor to be responsible for promoting ABEC’s loan, investment and building planning services. The Building & Loan Advisor works on aspects of building planning and financing. This is a ful-ltime exempt position and is open immediately. For more information and to apply visit here. (Posted 11.29.16)
PASTOR. Yanceyville Christian Church is seeking part- to full-time pastor to lead small rural Virginia church (Disciples) allied with Progressive Christianity movement (www.progressivechristianity.org). Needs range from supply preaching to leadership in developing outreach. For more information email Juanita Jo Matkins at [email protected] or call 540-894-4991. (Posted 11.22.16)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. The Hymn Society seeks a qualified and passionate individual to provide executive leadership as we enter our second century and work to expand our services to all those who value congregational song. This position is offered as a salaried three-quarter, part-time position, with salary commensurate with experience. Schedule flexibility is needed to accommodate travel, meetings and attendance at the annual conference. This position has the potential to become full-time in the future. The Society’s office is situated in Richmond, VA, through April 2017. The future location will be determined by the new executive director. More info: http://www.thehymnsociety.org/ed-search. (Posted 11.17.16)
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH. Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) offers an exciting opportunity for a visionary leader who can assess the seminary’s current setting within the realities of theological education in this age, conceive a vision for an exceptional twenty-first century seminary, lead in relationship building that will garner widespread enthusiastic support, and engage in fundraising that will enable implementation of the vision of the seminary. Visit btsr.edu/president for more info and to read the seminary profile. Applications (cover letters, Curriculum Vitas, and a list of three references with email and phone numbers), nominations, and inquiries should be submitted to Paul Corts, Senior Consultant, AGB Search, at [email protected]. The consultant will evaluate the candidate field and make recommendations to the search committee as to the most qualified candidates; the committee will have access to all resumes. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2016. (Posted 10.27.16)
MINISTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH. May Memorial Baptist Church seeks a full-time Minister for Children and Youth. The Minister for Children and Youth will have a passion for ministry to youth, children, and their families and will lead the church in reaching and forming children and youth as faithful disciples. A bachelor’s degree is required, and theological education is preferred. Resumes and letters of reference can be sent to May Memorial Baptist Church, ATTN: Pastor, PO Box 56, Powhatan, VA 23139 or [email protected]. (Posted 10.16.16)
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