Category Archives: Vacant Churches

Vacant Pulpit – First Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church (1st G Church), Louisville, Kentucky (Deadline: August 31, 2019)

PASTORAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Application Period August 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019

The First Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church (1st G Church) membership is prayerfully seeking a full-time Senior Pastor called by God who has the following qualifications, experience, characteristics and attributes to effectively preach and teach God’s Word. The Senior Pastor is to be responsible for the Biblical and Spiritual obligations as outlined in 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus, as well as a man after God’s own Heart (1 Samuel 13:14). The Senior Pastor is to be a born again baptized believer in Jesus Christ and can fulfill the spiritual needs of the 1st G Church congregation. The Senior Pastor is to be accountable, first and foremost to GOD and HIS WORD, secondly to his Family, the 1st G Joint Council, and the membership of 1st G Church.  The Senior Pastor is to be a visionary with strong leadership and communication skills who preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ, teaches sound Biblical/National Baptist doctrine, engages in Christian growth and development, promotes missions at home and abroad, and pursues the Great Commission as outlined in Matthew 28.

1st G Church has been in existence since 1910 with a diverse, predominantly African American membership. On January 26, 2019, our pastor of 35 years, Dr. T. Vaughn Walker transitioned home to be with the Lord. God has proven faithful throughout the history of 1st G Church. May He continue to lead and direct us as we move, in His name, into a new era.  WE BELIEVE in and stand on the Holy Bible as the revealed and inspired Word of God; The Lord’s perfect revelation to humankind. WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the only way to salvation. WE BELIEVE in a Triune God (Father, Son [Jesus Christ], and Holy Spirit) as the one and only true God. WE BELIEVE that all believers are called and spiritually gifted for ministry service for the present age. The local church is a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who work in covenant relationship under the headship of Jesus and led by a Senior Pastor as overseer and under shepherd.

 

Senior Pastor Job Description

 Responsibilities and Functions:

Leading. — In consultation with God and in collaboration with the Leadership of 1st G Church, the Senior Pastor will establish the vision annually for this body of believers.  The Senior Pastor will lead and develop the ministerial staff in equipping the congregation to fulfill the Great Commission and accomplish the vision and purpose of this church. The Senior Pastor will provide leadership, direction and operational support to the ministry and ministries of the church.

Administering. — The Senior Pastor will administer and oversee the ministerial staff of the church. The Senior Pastor will administer the policies and procedures of the church.

Ministering. — The Senior Pastor will use his spiritual gifts to edify and build this local body of believers. The Senior Pastor will provide appropriate pastoral care to members of the church and the community and will equip the members of the ministerial staff and the deacon body to do the same.

Communicating. — The Senior Pastor will preach and teach the Bible, believing that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. The Senior Pastor will communicate the vision for the ministry that God gives to this congregation.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed and ordained preacher of the gospel with five years’ ministry experience.
  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

(Degree from an accredited Seminary in Biblical Studies, Divinity, or Theology preferred).

  • Expository preaching/teaching style
  • Husband of one wife or wife of one husband.
  • Evidence of effective administration, leadership, and communication skills-verbal/written.
  • Ability to work with a diverse congregation across all races, genders, and ages.
  • Evidence of effective engagement in larger local, state, and national community.
  • Committed to continuing education, personal development, and convention participation.
  • Staff and volunteer development and coaching.
  • Financial awareness and responsibility.
  • A visionary with sound judgment and discernment.
  • Not convicted of a criminal offense.
  • Other administrative duties.

 

Please submit a candidate package consisting of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current Resume
  • Ordination Certificate
  • Copy of College Degree(s)
  • 2 Preaching Sermon DVDs/video links
  • 2 Teaching Bible Study DVDs/video links

 

IMPORTANT NOTE – PLEASE READ PRIOR TO SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS:

Documents may not be submitted independently of each other and any missing information will result in automatic disqualification.

Selected candidates will be notified and asked to provide additional information later in the selection process.  In addition, final candidates must also submit to a reference check, a criminal history background check, and a credit and financial history review (preformed through an outside agency for complete confidentiality).  The Pastoral Search Committee will treat any and all information confidentially.

All documents may be submitted by mail or via email to:

First Gethsemane Baptist Church
Attn:  Pastoral Search Committee
P.O. Box 21432
Louisville KY 40221

pastoralsearch@1stgchurch.org

Mailed documents must be postmarked by August 31, 2019.  Emailed documents must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., August 31, 2019.

All applicants will receive a receipt confirmation email within 14 business days.

Vacant Pulpit: Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO (Deadline: June 12, 2016)

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Vacant Church: First Baptist Church, Columbia, Kentucky (deadline: October 3, 2014)

From the American Baptist Newspaper

The First Baptist Church in Columbia, Kentucky is seeking a minister to pastor our congregation. He must preach and teach sound doctrine, without compromise. He must love the Lord and love all God’s people. The Pulpit Committee will not be responsible for any expenses incurred by a candidate, i.e., all travel and lodging expenses. Resumes and letters of inquiry should be sent by October 3, 2014 to:

First Baptist Church
Pulpit Committee
P.O. Box 956
Columbia, Kentucky 42728

Vacant Church: Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, KY (deadline September 15, 2014)

Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church is now accepting resumes to fill the position of Pastor. Please send resumes to:

Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church
Attn: Pastoral Search Committee
PO Box 161836
Louisville, Kentucky 40216

NOTE: The Pastoral Search Committee will not be responsible for travel and lodging expenses incurred by a candidate.

Resumes must be postmarked by Monday, September 15, 2014.

Vacant Pastoral Staff Position: Associate Pastor of Family Ministries, St. John’s Congregational Church, Springfield, MA (Deadline July 25, 2014)

St. John’s Congregational Church

Springfield, MA

 

Overview

 

St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield, MA is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Family Ministries. St. John’s, a predominantly African-American congregation, has been pointing souls to a better religious, social and economic life since it was founded in 1844. It is located in an urban, multi-ethnic community and enjoys growing ethnic and cultural diversity in its membership. Currently, St. John’s has over 1,500 individuals on its membership rolls and a weekly attendance of between 650-700. There are approximately 30 ministries that provide service, support, fellowship and outreach to the congregation and beyond. St. John’s is on the cutting edge of ministry in New England.

ST. JOHN’S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

JOB DESCRIPTION

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF FAMILY MINISTRIES

MINISTRY: MINISTRIES

 

REPORTS TO: SENIOR PASTOR

HOURS: 40 PER WEEK

 

STATUS: FULL TIME

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Associate Pastor of Family Ministries shares in the basic functions of pastoral ministry with special emphasis in areas related to ministries directly related to the Family. The Associate Pastor will plan, organize and implement, along with ministry coordinators, a wide range of activities for those under their care. He/she will be responsible for recruiting and training adult and youth volunteers.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Primary Responsibilities involve, but not limited to the following duties:

  1. Participates in the leadership of worship in the congregation on a regularly scheduled basis.
  2. On an ongoing basis, plans for, organizes, and implements a youth activities program for school-aged youth and young adults.
  3. Plans, organizes, and implements special youth worship services, retreats, camps, trips, etc.
  4. Develops youth leadership to assist in ongoing and special youth programs.
  5. Recruits, orients and trains adult volunteers to assist in youth activities and special events.
  6. Advocates youth issues to the congregation with the objective of making the youth more visible to and involved with the congregation.
  7. Plans and promotes worship education and leadership skill development for ministries.
  8. Maintains regular contact with youth and young adults as may be required. Available on a limited basis for crisis intervention and counseling. Serves as a resource for those involved in ministries for the development of their own faith journey and to assist in coping with challenges of daily life.
  9. Works cooperatively with the church staff to coordinate activities with those of the whole church and to help achieve the church’s mission and goals.
  10. Supervises the following ministries and ministry volunteers:

Youth Ministry Coordinator(s)

Children’s Ministry Coordinator(s)

Married Couples Ministry Coordinator(s)

Single’s Ministry Coordinator(s)

Seasoned Saints Ministry Coordinator(s)

  1. Performs other duties as may be requested or required from time to time by the Senior Pastor.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will be a person who:

  1. Is gifted and is called to youth ministry and who can teach/preach, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level;
  2. Knows the Bible and can relate faith to the needs of children, youth and their families;
  3. Has the ability to communicate and demonstrate his/her personal life journey, faith, love and commitment to Christ daily;
  4. Has a minimum of 3 years’ experience working with, preferably leading youth, young adult ministries or family ministries;
  5. Must have strong skills to organize programs and activities and to activate responsibilities with minimum supervision and follow-up;
  6. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is willing and able to take initiative and problem-solve when necessary;
  7. Has a high standard in attitude, outlook, and morals, with an awareness of the importance of example.

 

EDUCATION:

The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree. A theological degree (Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theology) is preferred.

 

SALARY:

Commensurate with experience.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references (2 ministry and 1 personal), and a DVD or video clip demonstrating your preaching and teaching abilities.

 

Mail applications to:

St. John’s Congregational Church

Attn: Associate Pastor Search Committee

45 Hancock Street

Springfield, MA 01109

 

Or

 

E-mail:

SJKBAssociatePastorSearch@yahoo.com

 

Deadline: Applications are due Friday, July 25, 2014.

 

St. John’s Congregational Church

45 Hancock Street

Springfield, MA 01109

413-734-2283

www.sjkb.org

Vacant Church: Tabernacle Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK (Deadline July 31, 2014)

Pastor Vacancy Announcement

Tabernacle Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is currently seeking a full-time pastor. We are a loving, historical church and we are affiliated with the East Zion Consolidated District, the Oklahoma State Missionary Baptist Convention, and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

The church is seeking a spirit-filled leader with sterling qualifications. A seminary-trained leader with a minimum of five years of experience as a pastor is p…referred. Tabernacle seeks a gifted teacher and an effective communicator. The applicant must be able to provide pastoral care to our multi-generational congregation. This leader must have a divine calling and fully embrace the Baptist Doctrine.

Click the link below to download an application package.

http://tbcok.org/Tabernacle+Pastoral+Application+2.pdf

If you are unable to download this application, you may request a copy by calling the church office at 405-424-7767; between the hours of 10:00am – 2:00pm, Tuesday – Friday.

Applications and resumes will be accepted July 1 through July 31, 2014.

Please submit by U.S. Mail to:

Pastor Search Committee
Tabernacle Baptist Church
P. O. Box 721863
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73172

The committee will acknowledge receipt of all applications and resumes.

Questions may be referred to:

Deacon Roderick Bruner
405-570-4873, cell

or

Deaconess Ruby Harris
405-843-7025, home
405-414-9605, cell

Vacant Church: Rushing Spring Baptist Church, Tarrant, AL (Deadline: Unknown)

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Vacant Church: Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis, IN (Deadline: July 31, 2014)

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Vacant Church: Antioch Baptist Church, Bedford Hills, NY (Deadline: September 1, 2014)

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Vacant Church: Calvary Baptist Church, Santa Monica, CA (deadline: August 15, 2014)

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