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Category Archives: Vacant Pulpits

Vacant Pulpit: First Baptist Church Bracktown, Lexington, Kentucky (Deadline: 9/30/2019)

First Baptist Church — Bracktown (located in Lexington, KY) is seeking a visionary Pastor, led by God, who aligns with the qualifications presented in 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9; and Peter 5:1-4. The candidate must be a transformational leader, committed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, teach sound Baptist doctrine and engage in all pastoral duties as assigned.

A successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

  • ●  Must be a licensed and ordained Baptist Minister called by God
  • ●  Possess a four-year degree in an appropriate discipline (Master’s preferred)
  • ●  Pastoral experience preferred (at least at the associate pastor level)
  • ●  Ability to develop and deliver biblically sound and spirit-filled sermons that appeal to the people and connect with their current life experiences
  • ●  Ability to teach bible study and Sunday school lessons that further increase spiritual growth among members
  • ●  Provide proof of strong administrative and communication skills
  • ●  Ability to articulate a vision for the church that emphasizes Christian education,evangelism, discipleship and empowerment
  • ●  Have a record of successfully connecting with younger church members (i.e. millennials) and showing respect and admiration for senior members
  • ●  Demonstrated ability to effectively work in harmony with Deacons, Trustees, other church leaders and the congregation in general
  • ●  Documented success in establishing initiatives that promote church growth and membership retention
  • ●  Has a track record as a revered community leader/activist with a desire to continue civic engagement
  • ●  Have specific goals to increase the church’s role in evangelism/outreach; (e.g. ability to plan and implement collaborations with other local churches and the community at large)
  • ●  Possess financial/business acumen

    Duties and Responsibilities: Oversee the spiritual development of the church body through biblically sound preaching and teaching that is life changing and relevant; Implement a plan to perpetuate the church’s growth both spiritually and numerically; Take heed to the needs, care and nurturing of the church membership through visitation and pastoral care; Function as a servant leader that provides direction to ministry leaders, church ministries and staff; Promote tithing, offering and sacrificial giving as God’s way of financially supporting His church as taught in Malachi 3:10; Demonstrate compassion and character above reproach, reflective of Jesus Christ and leads the church through inspirations from God; Employ means of accessibility to the congregation by establishing and maintaining office hours, etc.

    Complete applications should contain the following: A cover letter, A current resume, Copy of ministerial license, Certificate of Ordination, 3 Reference Letters (including Letter from a Pastor, Letter from a layperson, Personal letter from a non-relative)

Final candidates will be notified and requested to provide additional information later in the selection process. Final candidates must consent to confidential background checks (including references, criminal history, drug screening, and credit/financial history review).

All application packet materials should be emailed to the email address below beginning July 1st and no later than September 30th, 2019.

pastoralsearch@bracktown.org

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Vacant Pulpit: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Deadline: 9/30/2019)

The oldest Black Baptist church in New Mexico (an affiliate of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.) is currently seeking an experienced, born again, bible believing ordained Baptist minister who is excellent with interpersonal relationships. All candidates must provide a proven record of active participation in their District Associations, State and National Convention. A proven record of growth and development of ministries at your previous/present church is required. All educational and personal experiences that are spiritually based will be considered. A strong belief in Baptist doctrine i.e., “The Articles of Faith, and the two ordinances: “Baptism by Immersion” and “The Lord’s Supper” is a must. All interested candidates should forward a resume to Mount Olive Baptist Church, Attn Search Committee Chairman via email: mombc.finance@gmail.com or 2401 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM  87106. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2019.

Vacant Pulpit: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Fresno, California

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Vacant Pulpit: Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church, Shelbyville, KY (deadline: November 30, 2018)

Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church located in Shelbyville, Kentucky is seeking a Senior Pastor, who is called and dedicated to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Senior Pastor preferably will be bi-vocational. The Pastor shall be guided by the principles set forth in 1stTimothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. The Senior Pastor is the leader of the church and is responsible for leading the church to the fulfillment of its mission and vision in accordance with the teaching of the Holy Scriptures/Spirit, Church covenant, and Evangelistic principles necessary for discipleship and the winning of lost souls. The Pastor shall be a believer in the basic doctrine of the Baptist Church and a committed Preacher of the Gospel, with theological education and work experience. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018.

All resumes must be submitted to:
Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church
Pastoral Search Committee
Attn. Grant Tinsley, Jr.
P.O. Box 173
Shelbyville, KY 40066

Please provide the following to complete your application:

☐ A cover letter
☐ A current resume
☐ Copy of ministerial license
☐ Certificate of Ordination
☐ 3 Reference Letters Including:

  • Letter from a Pastor
  • Letter from a laymen
  • Personal letter from a non-relative

    Additional information:

  • Final candidates will be notified and requested to provide additional information later in the selection process.
  • Final candidates must consent to reference, criminal history and background checks, a drug screen and/or credit, financial history review (performed through an outside agency for complete confidentiality).
  • Final candidates must possess a willingness to continue their theological education if needed.
  • All applicants are responsible for their expenses-unless authorized by the committee.

Vacant Pulpit: New Life Baptist Church, Lacey, WA (Deadline: June 30, 2018)

 The New Life Baptist Church (NLBC) of Lacey, Washington, founded in June of 1975, is prayerfully seeking a full-time Pastor, called by God, who will serve as spiritual leader of God’s people. The Senior Pastor is Servant-Leader, Teacher, Challenger, Trainer, Initiator, Counselor and overall Visionary for the Church. He shall structure the process for the casting and implementation of vision for the church, while providing leadership and supervision for implementing such vision through the Board of Directors and various ministries of the church. The Senior Pastor is the leader of the church and is responsible for leading the church to the fulfillment of its mission in accordance with the teaching of the Holy scriptures, Church covenant, and Evangelistic principles necessary for discipleship and the winning of lost souls. The Senior Pastor is the final authority on all pulpit matters. This position regularly and customarily involves the exercise of sound judgment and discretion.

To view the application packet, click here now.

Vacant Pulpit: Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a full-time pastor to serve as the undershepherd of the congregation. The candidate must be a licensed and ordained minister, have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited seminary (master of divinity preferred), and have five years of pastoral ministry experience. The person must also be responsible to God and the Church to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church, and to engage in pastoral care of the congregation. All interested candidates must submit the following information: a cover letter, current resume with a current color photo, copy of ministerial license, certificate of ordination, transcripts, DVD of a sermon delivered within the past year, four letters of recommendation (one pastor, one layperson, two personal) and a copy of valid driver’s license and DD214 (if reporting military status).

Please send all information to:

Attention: Ms. Paula Johnson
Pastoral Search Committee
Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
PO Box 2532
Topeka, Kansas 66601

Vacant Pulpit: St. James Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Missouri

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Vacant Pulpit: Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Springfield, Illinois

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is seeking a full-time pastor who is called by God to serve as the spiritual leader of the congregation. The qualified candidate must be a licensed and ordained Baptist minister with a minimum five years of experience as a Baptist pastor. The person must also be an effective communicator with the ability to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to teach the Bible, to provide Christian leadership in all areas of the church, and to engage in pastoral care for the congregation and community. All interested candidates must submit the following information: a cover letter, current resume with a current color photo, copy of ministerial license and certificate of ordination, official transcripts mailed directly from institutions, and completed and signed application checklist.  The deadline for submission is October 30, 2017. Please send all information to:

Attention: Pastoral Search Ministry
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
PO Box 6275
Springfield, Illinois 62708

Source: National Baptist Union-Review

Vacant Pulpit: Mount Gilead Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX

Pastoral Search Committee Announcement
Application Deadline October 15, 2017

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Preferred Seminary Master’s Degree
Experience: Preferred 4-7 years as Pastor or Pastor’s Assistant

Ministry Priorities:

A saved, sanctified Holy Ghost filled believer.
Administrator.
A gifted teacher who enable persons to learn and understand deep spiritual truths.
A person that emphasizes discipleship and spiritual growth.
A person who emphasizes the importance of strong families.
A person with leadership vision and a well-developed vision for the Church’s future growth.
An effective communicator of well-prepared sermons.
A skilled counselor available to assist with personal and spiritual problems.
A person who communicates well with youth.
A nurturing leader who grows and helps others to grow.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Pastor is accountable to the church congregation. The Pastor’s responsibilities include preaching, teaching, pastoral counseling, performing weddings, funerals, baptisms, planning and guiding the Church to grow and fulfill its purpose as set forth in Matthew 28:18-20.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Pastor shall have in his care the spiritual and moral welfare of the congregation. The Pastor shall preach the Gospel, support the doctrine of the Church, administer the ordinances and watch over the membership. The Pastor shall have charge of all services of public worship. He shall be an ex-officio member of all Boards and Committees of the Church, its auxiliaries and organizations. The Pastor shall preside at all meetings of the Church, except where good taste and his own involvement dictate otherwise.

The Pastor must possess an extensive and rigorous foundation in the Word of God. The Pastor must be dependable, demonstrate discretion and integrity in all activities and exhibit the character qualities outlined in 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:7-9. The Pastor shall be ordained.

Mount Gilead Baptist Church endeavors to be obedient to the Great Commission, to be involved in Evangelism through Missions and to minister to social needs through Christian worship and Bible study.

REFERENCES:

Resume with cover letter
Four (4) references

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest, detailed resume, and complete contact information by October 15, 2017, to:

Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Attention: Pastoral Search Committee
600 Grove Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Contact Person: Pastoral Search Committee Chairperson, Deacon Roy Paley
Contact Number: 817-437-6218

Various Vacant Churches (September)

Attached is a list of pastoral position announcements for the following congregations:

Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Tucson, Arizona
Deadline: Not Listed

Calvary Baptist Church
Dover, Delaware
Deadline: November 30, 2016

Samaritan Baptist Church
Detroit, Michigan
Deadline: September 26, 2016

True Vine Baptist Church
Brandon, Mississippi
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Sioux City, Iowa
Deadline: December 31, 2016

Avon Avenue Baptist Church
Cleveland, Ohio
Deadline: December 31, 2016

New Calvary Baptist Church
Detroit, Michigan
Deadline: October 31, 2016

Grace Temple Baptist Church
Lawn side, New Jersey
Deadline: September 30, 2016

St. John’s Baptist Church
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Deadline: Not Listed

Please click on the link below for the PDF file:
vacant-churches-september

THE WIRE

by Pastor Robert Earl Houston

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