Pastor Needed: Bi-vocational, Full Time. $21,000 annually

New Life Community Church is a Southern Baptist Church that started in Northfield in 2008. Our purpose is to see that all people grow in their relationship with God. We are located in the Green Mountains of Vermont and our town is also home to Norwich University—the birthplace of ROTC.  We are seeking a committed pastor to work with the leadership of the church to do the following:

  • Proclaim God’s Word in weekly worship services and in community outreaches
  • Provide pastoral care and counseling
  • Set the example of a man of prayer
  • Organize and encourage the church body to use their gifts in ministry
  • Be integrated with the Northfield community
  • Advance our small group ministries
  • Be an exceptional steward of church resources

The ideal candidate will be responsible for taking a thriving church of a diverse membership body to the next level in a Gospel adverse area, which is ripe for harvest.


  • Be a spirit filled man of God that meets the requirements for pastoral leadership as outlined in 1 Timothy 3: 1-7  and Titus 1:5-9
  • Be ordained and some seminary education is preferred
  • Some ministry leadership and organizational experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated heart for evangelism and disciple making

    This is a full time bi-vocational position, where the pastor would be free to pursue secondary employment which supplements his income without disrupting the duties as pastor of our church. It is the goal of the church to see this position fully funded by the congregation in the near future.  If you are interested in joining our community and pastoring our church, please visit our website at send your resume, with cover letter to


The Green Mountain Baptist Association has re-opened its search for an Executive Director (formerly Director of Missions).  The GMBA is a rapidly growing State Association that covers all of Vermont.  With the help of the North American Mission Board we are experiencing unprecedented growth.  This year we are anticipating adding as many as 11 new churches to our 34 existing churches in our association.  For the past two years we have operated with a team approach consisting of three Co-Directors, four Officers, and six Mission Service Corp volunteer missionaries.  We are open to restructuring under new leadership and we are willing to work with new ideas.  While remuneration will be limited at the start we all see unlimited possibilities for the future. Please send your resume’ or contact us at:

The ideal candidate will have:

A Minimum of five years pastoral experience,

Experience working with churches and organizations within the SBC.

Administrative gifts to oversee the daily operations of the GMBA.

Organizational gifts to help lead our association through this time of rapid growth.

Flexibility to work with teams and people from varying backgrounds.

Fund raising skills to meet his own needs as well as those of the GMBA.

Willingness and ability to network with other SBC churches & states.

Communication skills to keep the churches of the GMBA informed & involved.

Faith Community Church Encouraged By Seven52


Faith Community Church, Barre was encouraged by Pastor Matt Dunavant to participate in Seven52, a program to read through the New Testament in 2014. The pastor distributed a schedule of readings for each day, included an  introduction to each book and a list of questions to consider or to discuss if families were reading together. Enthusiasm is high!  One member said that she normally didn’t read the Bible every day but she has discovered it is wonderful to spend time with God daily.

Annual Christmas Hymn Sing A Success In Montpelier

On Sunday evening, December 8th, the Green Mountain Baptist association celebrated our Annual Christmas Hymn Sing at the Resurrection Baptist Church in Montpelier.



While Russ Rathier led us in this time of celebration and fellowship a good portion of the service was led by Joe Wilson a full time lawyer and part time performing singer from  Mississippi. His rich bass voice and wonderful talent will be remembered for a long time.  In addition performances by members from Washington BC, Resurrection BC, East Montpelier BC were greatly enjoyed. The evening ended with a delicious buffet of sandwiches, vegetables, and cookies. Many thanks to the Resurrection BC and Russ Rather for their efforts in hosting this event.

Christmas Musical In Middlebury, VT

Grace Baptist Church, Middlebury preformed the Christmas Musical “One Small Child” on Saturday Evening, December 7th.

Christmas Musical

Christmas Musical Dinner

While we were all anxious that none of the people we had invited would attend we were surprised to discover that many from our community came to enjoy the show and share a ham dinner with us afterwards. This was the first time that we put on an event without paying for radio or newspaper advertising but relied solely on personal invitations from individual members of the congregation. To our surprise more than 50 people were in attendance.

Parsonage Update: Faith Christian Fellowship July 26, 2013

Pownal, Vermont


Special Thanks to our Mission Teams:

Foundation Installation – Gary Holland
Windy Gap Baptist Church – Franklin, NC

Walls and Roof Framed – Bryan Jackson
Buncombe Baptist Association – Asheville, NC

Vacation Bible School & Parsonage work – Rev. Rick Brewer
Main Street Baptist Church, Spindale, NC

Carpenters Hands – Mike Nelson
Mud Creek Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC
Three Weeks- Windows, Siding, Roofing

Dry Ponds Baptist Church – Dr. Rick Crouse
Foundation stone, clean up


Special Thanks to our Special Friends:
Steve & Nellene Carter – Mission Team Coordinators
The Hoover Family
Special Neighbors – Fran & Bernie Snide and family – Rick, Dawn, Carrie
Jeff Manny – Efficiency Vermont
Pete Olney, Matt Jakubowski – VT State Fire Marshalls
Mike Snide & Steve Carter – Stair assembly
Aaron & Joe Frey – Video publicity and music
Renee Gordon – Accounting for FCF

Parsonage Update


Special Thanks to our Suppliers:
Tom Kupiec & the gang at Greenberg’s – Bennington, Vermont
Andy Ray – Alpha & Omega Transportation – Fairview, NC
Lester Blackwell Ferguson Enterprises – Asheville, NC
John Howell – Best Distributing – Asheville, NC
Ken Sutton – Tucker Materials – Fletcher, NC
Dan Hinkle – Blue Ridge Building Components – Dana, NC
Doug Harkins – Spring Mountain Electric – Fairview, NC
John Carpenter – EZ Way Rental – Bennington, VT

Special Thanks to our Local Subcontractors:
Terry Rousseau – Concrete Finishing – N. Bennington, VT
Steve Tatro – Concrete stamps – Bennington, VT
Josh Kurtz – Kurtz Excavating – Shaftsbury, VT
Chris Ponessi – Speath Engineering – Dorset, VT
Dave & Brad Hayden, Dave Guetti – Hayden Plumbing & Heating – Bennington, VT
Don Betit- Betit Electric – Bennington, VT
Dave Schueler – North Country Overhead Door – Bennington, VT
Gary Thomas – Lonergan & Thomas Insurance – Bennington, VT




Continue to pray as we seek to complete this project: 
Air Sealing, Insulating, Sheetrock install & finish, interior doors & trim, and Kitchen install


Mission Service Corp Retreat in York, Maine

Thanks to the efforts of John & Anne Scoggins the 2013 MSC Retreat was a great blessing!
The two day retreat in York, ME was well represented by Vermont, as… Dwain & Sarah Killough, Jerry & Cheryl Frey, Johnnie & Lahoma Loar, Frank & Terry Rothe, Doug & Carol Parker all attended. The accommodations were great at the Union Bluff hotel. The Lord is doing great things in New England! It was great to spend time in prayer and hearing the reports of those who serve in various ministries.

Frank and Terry Rothe

Frank and Terry Rothe enjoy breakfast.

Nubble Light House at York, ME

Nubble Light House at York, ME


New Parsonage under way in East Hubbardton, VT!

Keith and Christi Bodwell of Monument Hill Country Church in East Hubbardton, VT welcomed volunteer teams to begin work on their parsonage project from VT, NC, and MS.

New Parsonage under way

Terry Rousseau from Capstone Baptist Church in North Bennington, VT led a team of volunteers in pouring the foundation slab. Steve Carter the NC Partnership Coordinators was also on hand to assist.


Blazin Trails Cowboy Church from Lincolnton, NC assisted in framing the new house. When they left the metal roofing had been installed.


The second mission team arrived June 2nd North Oxford Baptist Church from N. Oxford,  Mississippi. They installed windows, siding and began working inside.


A big thanks to all those involved!

GMBA Seminary Extension Courses 201


Introduction to Christian Ethics:

A study of the ethical principles of the bible and Christian responsibility in contemporary society, focusing on such issues as human sexuality, economics, human relations, politics, abortion, euthanasia, world hunger, capital punishment, and medical issues.  One unit deals with ethical decision making.

Textbook:  Ethics for a brave, new world, John S. Feinberg, and Paul D. Feinberg.

Cost for course credit (with books) $179.00

Cost for course credit (without books) $144.00

Cost without course credit – cost of textbook

Starting the first week in May – Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Class consists of eight sessions and will meet at The Baptist Fellowship of Randolph.

Contact Pastor George Sweet for more information on these courses,

(802) 728-5318, or