Full-time Pastor: First Baptist Church, Springfield, Ohio, an American Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is seeking a pastor to serve a congregation of about 70 active members in Springfield, Ohio, a city of 60,000 in south-central Ohio.

First Baptist has chosen to stay in an inner-city neighborhood that includes both grand historic houses and the deteriorated homes of some of the city’s poorest residents.

First Baptist encompasses many paradoxes:

  • An aging congregation with a large cluster of young children
  • A membership that leans to the progressive side, but contains a wide spectrum of views.
  • A church with deep American Baptist connections, but people of many backgrounds.
  • A congregation with a strong commitment to tradition, but openness to new approaches.

As we struggle with declining membership, we retain a deeply committed core of members giving much in time and resources to their church. We hope for a pastor who can lead us to a path of new growth and a renewed ministry in the city.

Interested applicants should send a resume or ABC profile, together with DVDs or links to sermons to Steve Schlather, 1402 St. Paris Road, Springfield, OH 45504, or to sschlather@sbcglobal.net.

A church profile may be downloaded here.

 

Full Time Pastor: The First Presbyterian Church of Westernville, NY

The First Presbyterian Church of Westernville, NY, founded in 1818, is seeking a full-time pastor for its congregation of about 80 members.   Westernville is a village in Oneida County NY – just a 45 minute drive from the Adirondack Mountains.  More information about the church and its Mission Study may be found on their website at www.westernvillepresbyterian.org.    If you have interest in this position, please contact their Clerk of Session, Steve Smits, at  315-281-0484  or ssmits@twcny.rr.com.  Or you may also contact Floyd Olney, Chair of the PNC foloney1@twcny.rr.com.