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  1. Baptist Beacon classifieds are posted free of charge.

  2. All classified posts will run for 2 consecutive months.  Longer or shorter times may be requested. Publication of classifieds correspond with the monthly publication of the Baptist Beacon.

  3. Classifieds must be from a BSCM church.

  4. Be sure to include thorough details of request, name of church, contact information as well as a point of contact.

  5. Submissions must be made no later than the 10th of the month prior to publication.

  6. Submit all classified ads to jamie@bscm.org.

 

April 2024

Bi-vocational Senior Pastor


The Community Baptist Chapel, SBC, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Senior Pastor. This is a bi-vocational position which involves, among other responsibilities, leading a small congregation through weekly preaching, direction of the Leadership team, and coordinating community evangelism/outreach. The candidate must qualify as cited in 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter.


Community Baptist is located in the Village of Hillman in north east lower Michigan, 20 miles west of Alpena.


If interested, please send a resume or contact:


Nick Klein

Pastor Search Committee

(989) 590-3243


 

February 2024

Worship Ministry Director (Covocational)


The Worship Ministry Director of Transformation Church will partner with our pastors in fulfilling the vision of Seeing Lives Transformed by the Gospel by leading our worship services and developing a worship team in a way that connects people to Jesus. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about and gifted in leading Christ-centered and Scripture-saturated worship, possesses leadership and organizational skills, and can thrive as the member of a covocational team.


General Responsibilities


  • Plan our weekly Sunday worship service that engages the church and compliments corporate prayer and the preaching of God’s Word.

  • Model and lead heartfelt worship in an invitational style – that draws people in, encourages participation, and points people to Jesus.

  • Lead Transformation in gospel-centered, Christ-exalting songs. Both CCM and contemporary hymns preferred.

  • Lead a weekly rehearsal (mid-week or Sunday Morning) that serves a dual purpose: (A) preparation for Sunday and (B) cultivation of Christ-centered community.

  • Oversee AV and Production of Sunday Services by recruiting and training volunteers.

  • Attend monthly Transformation Leadership Team Meetings and provide input for the direction and growth of Transformation Church.

  • Actively participate in the life of Transformation Church as we Encounter God, Embrace

  • Others, and Engage the World as a faith family. (Covenant Membership, Life Groups, Missional Activity)


Requirements


  • Must affirm Transformation Church Statement of Belief, and the Baptist Faith & Message 2000.

  • Actively serve a minimum of 10 hours per week in ministry with Transformation, and up to 20 hours when necessary.

  • Must be able to sing well, engage an audience, and have a knowledge and understanding of your voice.

  • Must be able to hear and teach harmonies to volunteers.

  • Must be proficient on an instrument (guitar preferred).

  • Must understand music and be able to arrange and change keys of songs. Must be competent with ProPresenter and Planning Center Online (PCO).

Character


The Worship Ministry Director will have a vibrant and growing relationship with God and a passion for coming alongside others as they follow Jesus. Integrity in finances, relationships, and time management is expected. In short, your life should be marked by the character outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.


To Apply


Please send a resume by email to Pastor Seth Springs, Seth.tcmi@gmail.com


 

February 2024

Lead Pastor Full-time


Heritage Baptist Church, Grand Blanc, Michigan was founded in 1977, and is in full cooperation with the Southern Baptist Convention in generosity and collaboration. We are a moderate sized debt-free church searching for a new lead pastor after the retirement of our past leadership.


We are looking for an experienced pastor who has an education and theological background; agrees with the Baptist Faith and Message; exemplifies a strong work ethic, manifests a deep dependence upon God and the leading of His Spirit; dedicates himself to the Word of God; has a passion to share the Gospel and lead lost souls to Christ; shepherds the believers; possesses administrative leadership skills; is mission-minded; and meets the qualifications as given in 1 Timothy 3:1-12, Titus 1:5-9, and 1 Peter 5:1-4.


If you feel that God may be directing you to HBC, please mail or email your complete resume and a cover letter sharing your testimony of salvation, your calling to this ministry, and your passion as a pastor.


If you have a link to a video where you are leading, teaching, or preaching, we will take time to view it.


You may get to know who we are by visiting our website:  www.heritagegb.org or Facebook:


Email Address: heritagegb@gmail.com 

Church Address:

Heritage Baptist Church

Attn: Rick Truesdail

5199 E. Hill Rd.

Grand Blanc, MI 48439


 

November 2023

Mission Teams Needed


Pigeon River Baptist Church in Vanderbilt Michigan near the beautiful Pigeon River state forest and many lakes with camping, is in need of 3 mission teams at separate times.


All teams can stay at the church however the Church doesn't have showers or cooking facilities. So lodging and food may need to be arranged by the team.


Dates are flexible and based on the teams availability and can be a weekend team as well.


  1. VBS or back yard bible club (June July or August)

  2. Light construction team any date ( tools provided) redoing basement of Church.

  3. Survey team. Survey Vanderbilt community for who attends Church.


Please contact Pastor Allen Ballard at 989-350-6200 or email prbaptist@gmail.com.


Pigeon River Baptist Church is located at 7887 Old US 27 Mill Street, Vanderbilt, MI 49795.


 

September 2023

Bi-vocational Pastor


Hillman Community Baptist church, SBC

15864 State Street, Hillman, MI

We are prayerfully seeking God's man to lead a small congregation forward in the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20)


We desire a pastor to be involved in the leading of God's people & being part of the community.


We are seeking a bi-vocational or self-sufficient pastor.

Contact Sam Dykstra at 989-884-4836 or sdykstra2020@outlook.com


 

June 2023

Bi-vocational / Part-time Pastor


Harper Creek Baptist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan (Southern Baptist Convention) is looking for an experienced Pastor to lead a congregation of 30 to 50 people.

We are a small congregation of dedicated servants of God and excited to see what He has in store for us next. We are mostly made up of older, mature members with traditional services and values. We are looking for someone that can relate to the younger generation to spur us in growth leading us in sharing the gospel to the people around us.


We offer a salary commensurate with years of experience. We are looking for a leader that can cast a strong vision and lead us to change our community for the glory of God.


The plumbline to measure the Christian character and qualifications of our pastoral candidate comes from God’s Holy Word. Passages include: 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9,1 Peter 5:1-4, and following the SBC 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. We expect sound doctrine and to be prepared in leading our worship services and teaching. We are looking for someone to help lead us in reaching the lost and baptizing in the Lord’s name. Someone that can be there to meet the needs of the people whether funerals, weddings, counselling or other church and community events. We are looking for someone that would be living in the area of the church to be available in God’s service. This is a great opportunity for the right man of God to reach the lost around us.


For those interested, please respond by sending your resume to:


Harper Creek Baptist Church

PO Box 503

Battle Creek, MI 49017



 

May 2023

Church Plant needs help for event


New City Church will be introducing itself to the Lincoln Park & Downriver communities with Preview Services on 9/10 & 9/17 followed by its Grand Opening on 9/24.


We are planning on creating a very fun, inviting, celebratory atmosphere as we show off Jesus, His Love, and His Ability to Change Lives.


We need your prayers as we plan to blitz Blitz BLITZ the Lincoln Park community with teams flooding the streets with lots of excitement & invitations to Come & See! 


We need lots of people that can help, so if you have students, college age, or adults that can help us with service, activities & entertainment on Saturdays & Sundays of 9/9-9/10, 9/16-9/17, 9/23-9/24 that would be so appreciated.

 

Lastly, we need & can use your financial help in this awesome, by faith endeavor to glorify God by exalting Christ & His New City Church. A Book of Acts church plant that is forging ahead because of friends like you partnering with God & us to disciple the Church to impact the world.


To reiterate: We need your prayers; we need people who can come and help us for one day, one weekend, and entire week; we need Music Teams to provide music; we need two more vans for our ncKIDS ministries; we need Inflatables & Refreshment machines; we need financial help to cover advertising, children & student entertainment, carnival rides, petting zoo, booths, games, food.


Can you help us?


Stan Turner, Pastor

New City Church

313.800.3525


Mailing: 1515 Fort St Suite 922 Lincoln Park MI 48146

Meeting: 1430 Southfield Rd Lincoln Park MI 48146


 

May 2023

Senior Pastor Full-Time


The Orchard Church

3903 Voice Road

Kingsley, MI 49649


Background:


The Orchard Church is a Southern Baptist Church in Kingsley, Michigan. The Village of Kingsley (population 1,430) is located in Grand Traverse County (population 95,860). This church was planted in 2005 in Traverse City.


We followed God’s call to Kingsley in 2017. We currently have 62 members and 107 regular attenders. This congregation meets for one service on Sunday mornings. During the service we offer nursery/preschool care and children’s church for Pre-K through Grade 6.


Our mission is to grow healthy believers through the study of the Word, prayer, fellowship, and service. We have an outreach focus that includes local, national, and international missions. Our staff includes a full-time administrative assistant, a full-time worship/youth group leader, and a part-time financial secretary. The Orchard Church is served by a four-member elder team, a four-member trustee team, and a six-member deacon team. Our other ministries are led by dedicated volunteers.


Our search for a new pastor was initiated when our current pastor obeyed God’s call to accept a lead pastor position for a church in another state.


The Orchard Church is committed to sharing the Word with our communities, and to emphasizing personal and spiritual growth. Though we are small, we are mighty in the Lord, through our programs that share the gospel, and serve those around us in our daily lives, our community, and around the world.


We seek a pastor who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God as his highest treasure, a teachable spirit, and a healthy prayer and family life as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.


He is passionate about preaching God’s word, bringing the lost to Christ, and growing healthy believers. He is committed to discipleship and outreach. He also has proven abilities in administration and staff/volunteer leadership and development.


Qualifications:


  • Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (master’s preferred)

  • Experience in pastoral ministry

  • Basic administrative skills


Desired characteristics/skills:


  • Demonstrates a humble and teachable spirit

  • Personal life characterized by prayer and preparation for ministry

  • Has the ability, patience and maturity to wisely shepherd a church containing diverse backgrounds, convictions, and maturity levels

  • Understands his spiritual gifts, strengths, and weaknesses

  • Is a man who actively seeks the Lord in prayer for his messages with a teaching style that is gospel-centered and is expository

  • Is passionate about discipleship and growing healthy believers

  • Has ability to create, communicate, and execute a long-term vision for the church’s ministry in collaboration with the Elders, Deacons and Trustees

  • Has a heart for pastoral ministry, loves people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach to both our community and to the world

  • Is an effective preacher/teacher with a strong biblical and theological background who agrees with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

  • Demonstrates that spiritual leadership is built upon relationships, and that it requires availability, commitment, and trust


Responsibilities:


Senior Pastor is responsible to preach and teach, including but not limited to preaching Sunday mornings. He will also provide spiritual leadership and pastoral care to the congregation, and to the community, as a member of the Elder team.  He will also provide administrative leadership as part of the Trustee team, and outreach leadership alongside the Missions Team.


These responsibilities are further outlined in the Orchard Church Constitution and By-Laws.

 

Submit resume and statement of interest to:


The Orchard Church

3903 Voice Road

Kingsley, MI 49649

 

Our church website is: www.orchardchurch.net


 

May 2023

Internship


The Michigan House of Hope is looking for an intern at the Sanilac (county) House of Hope (https://www.michiganhouseofhope.com/shelter), a men's homeless shelter in Sandusky, MI.


They are looking for a single male or a couple without children, for a 3-6 month internship. They will provide housing and food.

The foundation of our ministry is based on building intentional relationships, showing radical hospitality and exercising the love of Christ to those most in need.

When guests arrive, they are welcomed and offered a nutritious meal, a warm bed and an advocate who cares. Our Christian counselor works with guests to assess their needs and develop a plan that helps them establish stability and reclaim their lives. Most guests come to us with several obstacles that need to be addressed for them to be successful. These might be unemployment, lack of education, mental health, trauma, abuse, and addiction. We address these issues and connect guests with the services they need to be successful. Please contact Tom Bowser, Executive Director, to apply or for more information at (616) 321-0928.


 

March 2023

Bi-vocational Pastor


New Life Chapel is looking for a Bi-vocational Pastor. We are a rural church in Jackson County, Michigan surrounded by woods, corn, wheat and soybean fields. We are centrally located between three small but growing communities. Our current pastor retired on 6/1/22 due to health concerns. We are a small (less than twenty in Sunday attendance) congregation, having had the vast majority of our members either move out of the area or go be with the Lord.


We are looking for someone who can relate to the younger generations and transform our church into one that can reach these with the gospel. Admittedly we cannot pay much right now, but our church building is completely equipped with everything an energetic pastoral candidate would need to lead us into the next state of revitalization. We have been a traditional church for twenty two years, but are open to the kinds of changes that a new pastor could use to draw a younger crowd.


We are looking for a leader that can cast a strong vision and lead us to change our community for the glory of God. We ask that his Christian character and qualifications meet the biblical standards according to 1 Tim. 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-4 and following the Southern Baptist Faith and Message. We ask that he be prepared to live in close proximity to our community, to lead in preaching, teaching, visitation as needed, baptisms, funerals, weddings, the administering of the ordinances, and counseling as necessary.


This is a great opportunity for God's man to shape and mold a church for today to reach the lost around us in a contemporary way. For those interested, you may respond here; e-mail us at newlife.chapel@yahoo.com; mail us at PO Box 725, Michigan Center, Mi. 49254; or call 517-262-4924. You can check out the church on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NewLifeChapel.8001.Lee.Rd.Jackson.


 









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