Current Open Positions in Vermont – updated Sept. 4, 2012
Precision Valley Baptist Church, North Springfield, VT
PVBC is looking for a pastor. The congregation of 45 uses a blended worship style and is very supportive of international missions. They are in the process of building a new sanctuary. They have a lovely parsonage on a wooded lot behind the church.
Send a resume to: Pastor Search Committee, PVBC, PO Box 407, North Springfield, VT 05150-0407
First Baptist Church, Wallingford VT
FBC is the oldest existing Baptist church in VT, having been built in 1797. It has a long history of mission involvement and faithful preaching of the Word. The congregation of 75 provides a modest full time salary. There is no parsonage. This is a well organized church with a strong Sunday School and other various ministries. The building is in excellent condition and sits in the middle of the village.
Send a resume to: Pastor Search Committee, First Baptist Church, P O Box 345, Wallingford, VT 05773
Northshire Baptist Fellowship, Manchester Center, VT
Our church is located in Manchester Center, Vermont (25 miles north of Bennington). We are currently led by a team of two elders and three deacons, with several members responsible for various ministries. Our congregation includes a number of strongly-committed families. Currently, there are approximately forty adult members of NBC, and average attendance for Sunday worship service is fifty adults, teens and children (of course, this varies significantly week to week).
Our church was formed in the 1980s as a Missionary Alliance church that concentrated on young families in the Manchester area. After two years of association with the Missionary Alliance, the congregation chose to become associated with the SBC and GMBA. During our history, we have strived to serve, care, and meet the needs of many of our neighbors, including outreach to the community and efforts through our benevolence fund, our Vacation Bible School, our outreach to a local assisted-living facility, support for the CareNet Pregnancy Center, support for various missionary families (currently, five), and other efforts as needed (both as a body and as individuals, couples, and families).
In 2003, NBC (then operating as Northshire Baptist Fellowship) acquired its current property at 5769 Main Street in Manchester Center.
We are seeking a pastor who can thrive in this environment, and lead our church in growth – spiritual and numeric.
Expected Roles of NBC’s Pastor
- Preach from the pulpit most Sundays during the year
- Lead the Adult Bible Fellowship most Sundays during the year
- Lead or coordinate special services during the year (Good Friday, Christmas Eve, etc.)
- Coordinate with the individuals responsible for children and teen education
- Lead or coordinate courses that are beneficial to the church and its members
- Participate in NBC’s weekly Men’s Breakfast (spouse would be expected to participate in the monthly Women’s Fellowship)
- Provide Bible-based counseling to members when necessary and in accordance with ability and experience
- Ordination by a recognized Christian organization or equivalent experience
- Impeccable moral character (appropriate background screenings will occur)
- Strong knowledge of the Bible and a heart for Christ
- Ability to clearly communicate the Gospel, coupled with an ability to equip and empower the NBC body to go out and spread the Word
- Agreement to live, or a commitment to move to, the local area and become involved in the local community
- Appropriate prior experience, including a solid track record of accomplishment
- Ability to build a team within the body and to work with others and delegate as necessary
- Willingness to work with the GMBA and sister-GMBA churches
- A strong and secure personality, able to handle the inevitable stresses that come from being a pastor
- A desire to learn from others
It is expected the total compensation (salary and benefits) for this position would be in the range of $50-60K, depending on experience, abilities, credentials, etc., as well as the church’s annual budget. The church would also consider a part-time arrangement.
MSC Missionary Positions (These positions require the missionary to raise most or all of their own financial support.)
Church Planting Team Members, Bennington, VT
Leadership team members needed for new church plants. Team members will be part of an existing church leadership team as well as new church plant steering committee. Team members will be bi-vocational. They will meet weekly with church planting leadership and monthly with area church planters. Team members will plan and implement specific ministry outreaches. Existing efforts have included prayer walking, multi-housing youth and adult ministry and local college ministry planning. Team members will be accessed as to their gifts and abilities and will be paired with complementing ministry team members. Team members will be accountable to the local church where they are serving until new church or churches are launched. Seminary and Bible College preferred. Willingness to attend nearby seminary while in training is also acceptable in certain cases. Internships will be designed for those without any ministry experience. Contact Southern Vermont Church Planting Strategist, Rev. Jerry Frey for information and application. 802-236-9373, e-mail preliminary resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Development – Lyndon Center, VT
The Green Mountain Baptist Association and Lyndon Center Baptist Church have the need for a Mission Service Corps minister or couple to serve through the local church by reaching children and parents in our community, providing teaching in Sunday School and training of potential teachers. At present we do not have Sunday School for children on a regular basis due to the absence of children and qualified teachers. Also our church is in the center of a private high school, Lyndon Institute, with boarding facilities for students overseas – mainly China and Japan. This is an excellent opportunity to have a ministry with these students. Lyndon State College, located ½ mile from us, is in great need of a Christian witness – our location is ideal to have an innovative ministry with these students.
Youth and Children’s Minister – Newbury, VT
Plan, execute, and build a youth ministry in Newbury, Vermont and the surrounding communities, working in a small church setting to enlist youth from within the church and recruit through outreach activities youth from the community to participate in and activate a mission minded youth group. Planning and leading community connection activities such as block parties, construction and cleanup activities for personal homes and communities, Bible studies, prayer sessions, and leading Sunday morning worship services once a month. The missionary would also work with other church leaders to ensure a children’s mission education program that leads directly into easy assimilation into the youth group and a mission activity lifestyle.
Area Ministry Coordinators – Pownal, VT
The Church Planting Strategist for southern Vermont (Green Mountain Baptist Association) has the need for an enthusiastic and gifted MSC individual or couple to plan, develop and coordinate ministries aimed primarily at the First Responders and other infrastructure and emergency personnel in Bennington County. This ministry would include: (1)initiating contact and develop relationships with the local National Guard unit, firemen and EMTs; (2)coordinate Disaster Relief Team ministry recruitment and training with the BCNE Disaster Relief Director and with the GMBA DR coordinator; (3)planning outreach and ministry follow up; (4)coordinate new contacts and local church assimilation and (5)assist in new church planting efforts and/or beginning house churches at the direction or assistance of the southern Vermont church planting strategist. This coordinator, in agreement with the GMBA DR Coordinator, should attempt to establish local “Memoranda of Understanding” with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, “Volunteers Organized Against Disasters” and Emergency Management Agency (EMA) modeled on the existing national MOUs that Southern Baptists have with these organizations.
Collegiate Ministry Coordinator – Pownal, VT
The Church Planting Strategist for southern Vermont (Green Mountain Baptist Association) has the need for an enthusiastic and gifted MSC individual or couple to plan, develop and coordinate collegiate ministry primarily to the three colleges in Bennington. This ministry would include: (1)initiating contact and develop relationships with college administrations, (2)coordinate ministry recruitment and training with the BCNE, (3)planning outreach and ministry follow-up; (4)coordinate student assimilation into local churches and (5)assist in new church planting efforts and/or beginning house churches at the direction or assistance of the southern Vermont church planting strategist.
Multi-housing Ministry Coordinator – Pownal, VT
The Church Planting Strategist for southern Vermont (Green Mountain Baptist Association) has the need for an enthusiastic and gifted MSC individual or couple to plan, develop and coordinate multi-family housing ministries across Bennington County. This ministry would include follow up with numerous youth who attended the several outreach activities conducted in Bennington this summer. The ministry would seek to perform other community connection events and services to interest and enlist you, college age and young adults through block parties, service activities to needy individuals, housing complexes and community organizations with the goal of beginning prayer groups and Bible studies. The coordinator(s) would be expected to perform canvassing, develop strategies for reaching targeted groups in each community, develop leadership through discipling enlisted believers and plan for moving believers into existing churches or beginning house churches.
Children’s Minister and Outreach Coordinator – Randolph, VT
Green Mountain Baptist Association and The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph, Vermont need someone to plan, promote, and direct our outreach to children and families of Randolph and its surrounding communities. Some ministry possibilities include: community survey and family contact ministry, a children’s worship service, special children’s events and a children’s choir. We currently have about 34 children attending Sunday School. We need someone to help take us to the next level of ministry with children and their families.