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 Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls, NY

The First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls, NY is located in a quaint rural village in Upstate New York, close to the Vermont and Massachusetts borders.  We are nestled in a beautiful countryside of rolling hills, yet only 10 miles from Bennington, VT and about 30 miles from Albany, NY.

We seek to continue to build upon our rich legacy with a pastor who desires a home where they can serve God and be part of a loving family who loves and serves the Lord.

We are a small church with a current average attendance of 54 but the potential is there to grow more in our own spirituality as well as bringing others to Christ through the fellowship of our church.  We have a good mix of ages from babies to those in their 90’s.  We have an active youth group and women’s group.  We are active with our local ecumenical church association as well as our denominational association.

If you would like to receive a copy of our church profile, which includes more information about our church and community, please contact us at fbchoosicksearch@aol.com



Part-time Congregational Care Coordinator: St. Stephens Bethlehem UCC (Buffalo, NY)


RESPONSIBILITIES: The CC Coordinator serves as an administrative assistant to the Pastor and will coordinate all aspects of Congregational Caregiving at SSBUCC, in conjunction with the SSBUCC Congregational Care Team and Team Leader.  The CC Coordinator will also serve as an advisor to this team.  Additional responsibilities will include scheduling of building rental requests, maintain and updating policies and procedures, and other miscellaneous duties as they arise.

REQUIRED: The applicant will
1. Have experience in all aspects of caregiving.
2. Computer experience with Microsoft Office.
3. Have knowledge of local and area Social Service Agencies.
4. Be open and affirming of LGBTQ persons.
5. Be able to coordinate multiple moving parts.
6. Experience with scheduling.
7. Highly organized.
8. Be a creative problem solver.
9. Be self-motivated.
10. Be able to work well with people and communicate effectively.

1. Experience managing volunteers.
2. Experience in crisis management.
3. Minimum A.A.S. degree.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  The CC Coordinator will work 12 – 15 hours a week at a pay rate of $16.00 to $18.00 per hour.  Applicants with experience in pastoral/congregational care or social work preferred. Criminal background check required as contingent of employment.

PERSONNEL TEAM/Diana Anderson (dra@buffalo.edu)

Pastor: The Union Church of Proctor, Vermont

The Union Church of Proctor, Vermont, a non-denominational protestant church since its founding in 1890, is in need of a Pastor.  The changing values in today's society, decreasing attendance and the aging of our congregation are all putting severe stresses on our church.  We are looking for a Pastor with a non-judgmental demeanor to lead and guide us through this challenging time.   We are ready to embrace changes in our worship, outreach and spiritual journey in order to better share the message of Christ in our community.  Our focus is the greater Proctor community, especially those in need, and our goal is to discover and proclaim the relevance of Christ's message in modern day America.  To a Pastor who wants to “make a difference”—please apply here.   Full or part time considered.  Contact us at unionchurchproctor@gmail.com for more information.

Part-Time Assistant to the Pastor: The United Methodist Church of Greenville, NY

Deadline for submissions:  May 15, 2016

The United Methodist Church of Greenville – Norton Hill is seeking an energetic and faithful person to serve as an Assistant to the Pastor.  This position is envisioned as half-time, hours predominantly on weekends.  Duties include youth and children’s ministry coordination, worship participation, community outreach, and general parish needs.  Occasional visitation and emergency coverage, as well as participation in church events.  Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle.

The church is located in a scenic rural community 40 minutes from Albany, NY.  It is an active parish that also has a thriving Thrift Store and daycare/afterschool programs.  A two-bedroom residence with utilities may be offered as part of compensation.

Interested applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee at: jobapplication@greenvilleumc.com

or may send via postal mail:
c/o Elliott House Office
5842 State Route 81
Greenville, NY 12083