Ministry Opportunity

American Baptist Historical Society Announces Opening of Executive Director Search Process

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ATLANTA, GA (ABNS 2/22/16)—The American Baptist Historical Society has announced the opening of a search process for its next Executive Director. The position profile is available by clicking here. American Baptist leaders and friends are welcomed to encourage applications from persons whom you believe would be a good candidate for this position. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016.

As noted in an October 2015 news release, Deborah Bingham Van Broekhoven will retire as executive director of the American Baptist Historical Society (ABHS) in August 2016. Van Broekhoven announced her plans at the annual ABHS Board of Managers meeting on October 2. The Executive Committee of the ABHS board has formed a search committee to conduct a nation-wide search for her successor.

Application Procedure

The position is now officially open and the ABCUSA Human Resources Office will be accepting applications. Interviews are projected for late April 2016, with a goal of having a candidate in place for a start date of August 15, 2016.

Candidates must follow the instructions outlined in the position profile. For further details or with questions, please contact Johnson Eapen, Chief Human Resources Officer, American Baptist Churches USA, by phone at (800) 222-3872 x2230, by fax at (610) 768-2150, or by email at jeapen@abc-usa.org.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

TABCOM Announces Executive Minister Search

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The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts (TABCOM) has announced their search for a new Executive Minister. Their Current Executive Minister, Tony Pappas, will be retiring later this year. TABCOM is a region with extensive cultural and economic diversity, and has a preference for an Executive with both significant pastoral experience and leadership success within a nonprofit framework. The new Executive Minister will be called to address congregational health, lead the region to connect with a  rapidly changing world, and build relational bridges to communicate with the region's pastors and churches.

  • The deadline to submit nominations is March 1, 2015.
  • The deadline to submit a letter of interest is March 9, 2015.

For more information please see the attached files below.

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Ministry Opportunity – Director of Music

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The First Baptist Church of Westfield is searching for a dynamic individual to lead the congregation in expressing its faith and love of God through a diverse music ministry. Under the leadership of the Senior Minister, the Director of Music Ministries exercises an important ministry that reaches out to staff, choir and ensemble members, the congregation and the community. The Director of Music Ministries will be responsible for leading the congregation in a blended worship using a variety of music traditions and styles, including classical, traditional and contemporary, through the adult and children choirs, song leaders, hand bell choir, multigenerational orchestra, and praise band. For more information click the image below to download a PDF with the full-description.

Music Director - PDF