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1 Senior Pastor, Savanah, GA First Baptist Church, Savannah, GA, located in the downtown historic district, is a unique and diverse congregation with an historic commitment to inclusiveness, ecumenism, and missions and social ministries, whose worship reflects the holiness of God. Applicants should hold a minimum of an MDiv degree and have five years of progressively responsible experience in ministry. Must demonstrate abilities in pastoral care, preaching, teaching, discipleship, administration, and church growth. Compensation commensurate with experience. A full job description, information about FBC, and application instructions can be found at Application review will begin July 16. Senior Pastor, Savannah, GA Historic First Bryan Baptist Church is currently seeking a visionary pastor with training in spiritual leadership, pastoral counseling and church administration. We will not discriminate based on age, gender or race. We are a caring and welcoming church. First Bryan was organized on January 20, 1788 and is the oldest continuous African-American Baptist Church in North America and is the oldest piece of property owned continuously by Black people in North America. First Bryan is located in the historic district in downtown Savannah, Georgia. The church has a variety of outreach programs and ministries. It is our desire as a church to deepen our relationship with GOD. Therefore, we yearn and pray for an inspiring worship experience led by a dynamic servant pastor who will lead us on our spiritual journey. Responsibilities and Qualifications of the Successful Candidate Pastoral candidates must meet the following criteria: Must be born-again, spirit-filled, divinely called, and a good role model of moral and ethical conduct. Marriage is preferable and marriage must be between man and woman. (I Timothy 3: 2, A pastor then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach) Will be responsible for all worship services of the church; will provide the proper administration of the sacraments of the Lord s Supper; will be responsible for all baptisms, funerals, weddings, visitation of sick & shut-in members, and counseling of congregants. Act as representative of First Bryan Baptist Church, as appropriate in the local, state and national conventions Must be willing to work with all age groups with particular interest in the spiritual growth and development of our children, youth, and young adults Is the under-shepherd of the church and serve as Chairman of the Leadership Church Council and provide administration leadership for the total program. Must meet regularly and consistently with the church body. Must be firmly committed to the principles embodied in the Church Covenant; must have knowledge of Baptist Doctrine Must be a licensed and ordained Baptist minister; must have Senior Pastoral experience of at least three 1

2 (3) consecutive years or have served under a Baptist Senior Pastor for a minimum of five (5) consecutive years. It is preferred that the Pastor shall be the recipient of an earned Master Degree in Theology from an accredited seminary. However, the Pastor must have earned a bachelor s Degree and have theological experience with demonstrated leadership ability. Must possess the skills and the vision to shape the church to be more effective in the 21st century Must reside within a forty-five to sixty minute radius All candidates should provide the following information: Letter of Interest Resume Completed Application Packet Copy of Ministerial License and Ordination Official Transcript from College and/or Seminary (Sealed) Attach a recent photograph Audio/Digital Sermon (CD, DVD or link to online video) Application packets will be accepted until July 1, All materials should be forwarded to: Dea. Melvin Cochran, Chairperson Pastor Search Committee 575 West Bryan Street Savannah, Georgia or submit by to Website: Telephone: (912) All interested parties must apply for position to be consider Pulpit Supply Opportunity, Rantoul, KS Rantoul Community Presbyterian Church in Rantoul, KS is seeking a full time or part- time pastoral intern starting July For more information, please contact Juanita Peckham at or Pastoral Intern, Des Moines, IA Wellspring Community Church ~ Call to Pastoral Internship, August May 2019 Wellspring Community Church in Des Moines, IA is sending out a call to a seminary student who has at least three semesters of Seminary and is interested in an internship for the August 2018-Spring

3 academic year. This person will be mentored by our pastor and a small, progressive, spiritually motivated church community. Wellspring Community Church had its birth during Advent of In 21 years, we ve grown from a committed group of 11 to a group of 50 active participants. We are a model of a church without walls, literally in that we don t own real estate. We rent our worship space and currently meet weekly on Sunday mornings at the Thoreau Center located on a city neighborhood boulevard in Des Moines, Iowa. Yet we are lucky enough to experience natural wood floors, small and beautiful chandeliers, and east and south window panes which allow the morning light to stream in and bless our amazing music, prayers, and worship. Spiritually, we are a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive church community. Everyone is welcome at the table. We have a minister who has found success for 20 years serving as a bi-vocational pastor to further the causes of social justice in a diverse city setting. She has provided us with creative space to explore our gifts as well as what we believe. She has encouraged our practice of love and opened opportunities for us to volunteer in the larger community where we live. We follow the rhythms of the church liturgical calendar but are not tied to the lectionary. We enjoy a worship that is flexible to the needs, questions, and prayers of those who come. We currently have 2 ministers who co-pastor and are interested in seeing the church as an emergent church with continuing attention to having our worship broaden our relationships with our community and our world. Do you have a desire to express creative gifts of ministry which might be limited by an institutional setting? Are you interested in practicing spirituality, inclusiveness, and the use of contemporary language? Our church community would be supportive of you exploring your gifts of ministry. We can offer worship experiences for: *Planning and facilitating worship on Sunday mornings *pastoral care and spiritual direction *bible study *small group book study *an integrated approach to practicing a progressive Christian theology and practical ministry Depending on the hours you re available and your interest, you could concentrate on a couple of areas of experience during one semester, then a couple of others for the following semester. Your hours are flexible depending on your class schedule. You may wish to choose 2 days per week, or one full day and two nights a week. We could discuss providing lodging in our homes. Please see our website more information: Wellspring Community Church is also on Facebook. If you are interested in an internship, please contact: Naomi Kirstein, Pastor Wellspring Community Church Cell:

4 If not available, contact Mary Mason Partners in Ministry Committee Cell: Director of Youth Ministry, Boiling Springs, SC New Beginnings United Methodist Church ( a medium-size (and growing) church in Boiling Springs, SC (near Spartanburg), is looking for their next Director of Youth Ministry. This person would work in partnership with the Pastor, Youth Council and Church Council to oversee ministry that meets the spiritual needs of youth, ages years, that attend New Beginnings as well as those in the community. The director will oversee weekly programming and special events, build relationships with youth outside the church walls, and recruit and equip a team of volunteers. The director should have a vital, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be committed to living and modeling a godly lifestyle inside and outside of church. S/he should have at least an associate degree, experience and maturity in youth ministry, and be a member of the United Methodist Church. This person should also have strong interpersonal skills with youth and adults and a general knowledge of diversity and skills to manage diversity. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Associate Pastor of Children & Youth Ministry, Cape Girardeau, MO First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a CBF-affiliated congregation, is seeking a full-time Associate Pastor of Children & Youth Ministry. We are a growing community of faith who is committed to ministering to families. We seek candidates with seminary training and experience working with children and youth. Ideally, we seek a candidate who can provide administrative leadership to our children ministry and relational guidance to our youth ministry. All interested applicants are invited to send both a cover letter and a resume to Director of Youth Ministry Interested in a youth ministry position in the beautiful beach town of Ponte Vedra, FL? Check out Christ Episcopal Church at Whoever serves in this position will join an established program that is looking to grow and try innovative approaches to youth ministry along with a ministry team - no need to apply if you re a Lone Ranger type. Christ Church is a 6400-member congregation seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) who would be responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering an effective and comprehensive ministry for youth between grades 6-12, and to their families, consistent with the Christ Church mission statement, transforming lives through the love of God in Christ. This person will be part of a Family Formation Team, working alongside the Associate Rector for Formation and reporting to the Director of 4

5 Family Formation. The DYM will also serve with a youth ministry team that includes an assistant director. This person will work collaboratively with the Youth Ministry Renovation Team (lay leadership team) to establish a vision for the youth ministry as well as build the infrastructure necessary for a sustainable model of youth ministry, including a commitment to the position for at least three-five years. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of four years of paid experience in youth ministry. The Director should exhibit high integrity, sound judgement, ability to handle challenging situations, with quick decision-making and problem-solving skills, grace under pressure, and a good sense of humor. Candidates must have a well-grounded and robust Christian faith, Biblical knowledge, a demonstrated commitment to working with young people, parents, and volunteers, outstanding leadership and relationship skills, knowledge and understanding of relational/incarnational youth ministry, proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, and a bachelor s degree or equivalent (a degree in youth ministry, Christian education, or similar is especially welcomed). This position requires approximately 40 hours per week including nights, weekends, and multi-day summer trips. The Director must hold a valid driver s license and own a vehicle with insurance and a safe driving record. Employment at Christ Church requires a background check, drug screening, completion of the Episcopal Church Safeguarding programs, and completion of all application forms. Interested? Please send your resume and a cover letter to 5

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