Ministry Positions

(updated 3/22/15)

Local Opportunities

Senior Pastor – Christiansburg Baptist Church, Bagdad
Loving Southern Baptist congregation, located in rural Shelby County, is seeking to fill the position of Senior Pastor left vacant by their retiring Pastor effective in late April. We currently hold three services per week:  Sunday A.M., Sunday P.M., and a Bible study/prayer time on Wednesday night. Generally, the attendance for the Sunday A.M. service averages between 60 and 70. Interested parties may forward their resumes either by email to or by mail to:

Christiansburg Baptist Church
c/o David M. Young
2044 Bagdad Road
Bagdad, KY 40003

Minister of Children/Youth (PT) – First Baptist Church, Shepherdsville
First Baptist of Shepherdsville KY is seeking a spiritual and qualified individual to provide leadership of the church’s children/youth ministry. This is a part-time ministerial position with responsibility for planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating the church’s children and youth ministries for the purpose of leading children and youth to the knowledge of salvation and the process of Christian maturity. Please send letters of interest and resumes to Personnel Committee Chairperson, First Baptist Church, 254 S. Buckman St., Shepherdsville, KY 40165 or or (502) 543-7721.

Minister to Students – St. Matthews Baptist Church, Louisville
The Minister to Students is responsible for a full range of dynamic spiritual, social, emotional, and developmental programming that will enhance, educate and edify the Christian walk of students in middle school, high school, and college. Specifically called to Student Ministry, the Minister to Students will work in tandem with other staff and lay leadership within the church to administrate a comprehensive program that will involve and minister to students, parents, and families. For more information about the position and application process, please click here.

Minister of Youth (PT) – Fern Creek Baptist Church, Louisville
According to the applicant’s gifts and skills, this position could also include the position of Children’s Minister or Associate Pastor.  Applicant must exemplify a growing relationship with God, spiritual maturity, responsible authority, fervent evangelism, and effective communication skills.  Send resumes to:  Fern Creek Baptist Church, Attention:  Personnel Committee, 5920 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291, or email to  Questions?  Call 239-0316 ext. 103 (Linda Barnes Popham).

Regional Opportunities

Pastor - Starling Avenue Baptist Church, Martinsville, VA 
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 be Spirit-led; articulately convey the relevance of scripture to daily life; be relational; 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 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 average attendance of 110 in two worship services. More information is available at Resumes may be submitted to or by mail (postmarked by April 15) to:

SABC Search Committee
% Merle Prince
23 Pine Forest Drive
Spencer, Virginia 24165

Student Ministry Intern – First Christian Church, Huntsville, AL
First Christian Church, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation in Huntsville, Alabama, seeks a seminary student for a ministry internship this summer. In addition to a stipend of $4,500, this internship will provide a student with opportunities to learn on the job about several areas of congregational ministry, with an emphasis on youth ministry. This position will provide FCC with the chance to learn from a seminarian studying the latest approaches to spiritual formation. For more information the position and application process, please click here.

Associate Minister: Families and Congregational Care – Second Baptist, Memphis, TN
Second Baptist Church in Memphis (TN) is seeking an individual to fill the newly formed position of Associate Minister: 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 here.) 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 resumes by March 15, 2015 to or mail to:

John N. Avis, Search Committee Chair,
4680 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38117


Other Opportunities

Camp Staff – Passport Camps, Various Locations
Each summer, Passport employs college and seminary students to be the leaders of our ministry.  400 churches from all over the southeastern United States join us each summer with over 6,000 students each year. While our camps are ecumenical, most of our churches relate to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  Our worship teams (Pastor and Worship Coordinator) spend a summer working on a fixed set of worship experiences – repeating them 5 to 7 times across a summer of camp.  This allows them to learn, alter, and re-craft the services as they go.  They practice discernment, learn how to calm and excite a crowd, learn how to manage the details, and how to work with a small team to create a holistic worship experience. To apply, please visit and fill out an inquiry.

Interns – Student.Go, Various Locations
Student.Go – a program of CBF Global Missions – provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to serve among and advocate for the most neglected people in our world. Positions include a wide variety of locations and unique types of ministry and are intended to provide students with hands-on missions experience. Students serve for a summer or a semester alongside CBF Global Missions field personnel and ministry partners in locations around the globe. For more information, visit the Student.Go website.

Interns – Jefferson Street Baptist Center and Scarlet Hope, Louisville
Jefferson Street Baptist Center (JSBC) and Scarlet Hope rely on interns who come and serve for a year to help keep their ministry running. Interns serve full time 5 days a week. Interns raise their own support to come and serve with JSBC or Scarlet Hope. They will do this through speaking to churches and small groups as well as sending out monthly support letters. JSBC and Scarlet Hope interns can serve in a variety of areas depending on their skill set. For more information, visit the JSBC website.