Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association

Pastorless Churches:







*Send Resume to Church office unless otherwise noted.


Senior Pastor:

Boiling Springs:
Boiling Springs Baptist Church is a moderate congregation with an average attendance of 150. We are in a small University town in Cleveland County North Carolina. We are dually aligned with the SBC and CBF. We recognize and affirm the ordination of women and men in ministry and support the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message. The church financially supports the Southern Baptist Convention, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the Cooperative Fellowship of North Carolina, The Greater Cleveland Baptist Association, and many local ministries. Boiling Springs Baptist Church ministers to all but does not affirm all lifestyles and choices. The church desires a servant leader who is an effective preacher with well developed sermons. We seek a pastor who is a good leader who can deal effectively with conflict yet who is compassionate and caring and helps others develop spiritually. Applicants must hold an advanced degree from an accredited seminary or divinity school.
Church Website: Boiling Springs Baptist Church – Boiling Springs, North Carolina
Cleveland County Demographics:
Resumes will be accepted until May 31 , 2023.
Please submit resumes to [email protected]

Youth and Children:

Eastside Baptist Church, Shelby

Youth Minister is a full-time minister working directly under the direction and supervision of the Senior Pastor to engage in pastoral ministries, to provide administrative leadership
in all areas of church life and to establish and implement a smooth, safe, effective youth ministry. The Associate Pastor/Youth Minister will provide Christian leadership through programs and activities to
strengthen our relationship with God and one another while encouraging the salvation of youth and disciplining the youth in such a way that encourages a deeper walk with the Lord. While Youth Ministry is a primary focus of this position, other ministry expectations will be in the areas of: administration; missions; ministry to shut-ins; in-reach; outreach; and ministry in emergency situations. The Associate Pastor/Youth Minister will, along with the senior pastor and other staff, help plan and participate in worship, provide pastoral care support and perform other general leadership duties in support of, and at the direction of, the pastor.
The Youth Minister must be a born-again Christian who has been ordained, or will. seek ordination, into the ministry by Eastside Baptist or a Baptist church of like faith. A regionally
accredited college degree and accredited seminary or divinity degree is preferred along with five years of experience in a similar ministry. Prior to employment, the Associate Pastor/Youth Minister
must successfully complete a background check and drug testing. The Associate Pastor/Youth Minister must have a valid driver's license and be willing to obtain a CDL. Upon acceptance by the church the Associate Pastor/Youth Minister must become a member of Eastside Baptist Church. They must have a divine call to the ministry, and wholeheartedly support the doctrinal stance of Eastside Baptist Church as stated in the Eastside Baptist Church Constitution and By-Laws.
If interested, please send cover letter and resumé to [email protected] or to ATTN: Personnel committee, Eastside Baptist Church, 1165 Wyke Road, Shelby, NC 28150.

Shelby, North Carolina
Position Profile
Position: Children/Youth Pastor
Status: Full-time
Reports To: Business Manager and Lead Pastor

All questions and/or resumes can be emailed to Eli Wortman at [email protected]

Summary: The Children/Youth Pastor is primarily responsible for engaging our families and their children/youth through small groups, classes, special events and other programs. The purpose of family ministry at FBC is to help develop disciple-making students who love Jesus and who engage their friends, neighbors, and classmates with the good news of Jesus.
● Coordinate and catalyze ministry to children and youth in Cleveland County and their families by helping our newborns through 12th graders walk in the way of Jesus Christ.
● Recruit, train, and motivate volunteer leaders to journey alongside our children and youth at FBC.
● Give leadership to the work of the Youth Ministry Assist Team (YMAT), the
Children Ministry Assist Team (CMAT), and provide vision to the shape of
children’s and youth ministries in dynamic collaboration
● Coordinate opportunities for parents to feel cared for and supported.
● Support children, youth, and their families through direct pastoral care efforts as time allows and in conjunction with ministry staff, being physically, spiritually, and emotionally present for them throughout the changing seasons of life. Meet children and youth where they are at school and extracurricular events when and where appropriate.
● Serve as the lead administrator for children and youth functions,
collecting payments & forms throughout the year and managing the
various youth funds.
● Offer leadership in worship for Sundays and special services.
● Preach on occasion in worship gatherings when applicable.
Job Logistics
● Hours: full-time
● Timeframe: Position is currently available and can be filled as soon as new hire is able to begin.
● Compensation: TBD. Based on experience
● Work week:
○ Sundays — Sunday worship, youth and children afternoon/evening
activity (6-8 hrs)
○ Weekly ministry staff meetings (Mondays)
○ Mid-week evening program for children and youth
○ Routine opportunities for connection with children and youth
○ Additional regular commitments
■ Regular meetings leading children and youth volunteers and assist
■ Preparation time for family events
■ Ongoing — communication with staff and families by phone, text,
email; time in relationship-building with youth
○ Additional as-needed commitments
■ Occasional children and youth trips/retreats
■ Camp in the summer
■ Pastoral care as needs arise
● Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Divinity or similar degree preferred
● 1-3 years of experience in children or youth ministry strongly preferred
● Previous church work experience strongly preferred
● Highly-developed skills in interpersonal communication (verbal, written,
listening), with a strong sensitivity to appropriate discretion and confidentiality
● Ability to work and interact in a collaborative environment with colleagues and church members, while being an independent self-starter
● Commitment to full and positive engagement within the vision of the church to make disciples in Cleveland County for the glory of God.

Lafayette Street Church
Youth/Children’s Minister
Lafayette Street Church in Shelby, N.C. is seeking a Part-time Minister to
Youth/Children. We are seeking a person who senses a call from God to be a part of a growing church in building a comprehensive ministry for the spiritual development and discipleship of Youth and Children. You would start out with 6-10 hrs. per week at $15 per hour. This would include Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights and preparation time. You must pass a background check and obtain a Child-safety Certification, which would be provided by the church. To receive more information about the church and a more detailed job description, contact the church office at 704-487-8333 or send your resume’ to [email protected]

Pleasant Ridge:
Position: Minister to Youth
Accountable To: The Senior Pastor and the Deacon Ministry Team
Talents Desired:
Excellent leadership/shepherding skills; Effective organizational skills; Ability to motivate Middle School/High School aged youth and parents through effective communication, planning, and implementation of ministry ideas; Experience in ministering to and with Middle School/High
School Youth with a heart for understanding their special needs and a desire to include these special groups in the overall ministry of the church.

Job Overview:
The Minister to Youth will demonstrate a strong commitment to Jesus Christ while developing and implementing a ministry for Middle/High School Youth which enhances their spiritual lives and encourages them to participate in the whole ministry of the church family to worship, work,
and enjoy recreation together. The Minister to Youth, while answerable to the Deacon Ministry Team, is accountable to the Senior Pastor on a day-to-day basis as a member of the Ministerial Team. As a member of the
staff, the Minister to Youth will also interface regularly and cooperatively with other staff members, committees that he/she may serve on, and the congregation, with the purpose to grow together as the Body of Christ.
1) Plan, direct, conduct, and evaluate a comprehensive youth ministry taking into consideration the spiritual, physical, recreational, social and psychological development of all youth.
2) Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community. 3) Provide direction and oversee the Youth Ministry.
a. Identify the needs and interests of teens within the church and community.
b. Plan and develop educational and spiritual programs and ministries for the youth.
c. Evaluate existing educational and spiritual programs to determine effectiveness.
d. Identify and provide ministry opportunities for youth.
4) Meet monthly with Youth Ministry Leaders to pray, plan and discuss upcoming events, challenges, solutions, and opportunities.
5) Recruit and provide training for Youth Workers as needed.
6) Provide counsel and spiritual direction to youth as needed on a group or individual basis.
7) Participate in outreach ministry to teens in the community through events, ministries, and personal contact on a regular basis.
8) Lead regularly scheduled Bible Studies for teens.
9) Plan and participate in at least one major Spiritual Growth Retreat or event per year.
10) Plan and coordinate special summer ministry activities for the youth.
11) Visit teens who are hospitalized while keeping Senior Pastor aware of such needs.
12) Utilize training events that are offered locally or as needed outside of the area.
13) Develop and manage the Youth Ministry budget yearly. The budget will be presented to the Business Affairs Team in a timely fashion.
14) Coordinate Sunday school curriculum and teaching programs for all youth (Grades 6-12) and, in partnership with the Sunday School Director, recruit teachers as needed.
15) Be a liaison between the Church and other community organizations, individuals, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
16) Utilize a Youth Ministry directory and make this available to all Youth leaders. Utilize the Calling Tree to promote events and otherwise communicate with the Youth, Parents and Youth Leaders.
17) Be available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at schools, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.).
Other Responsibilities:
1) Meet regularly with the Ministerial Team to coordinate worship and other ministries of the church (dates and times to be agreed upon by the Ministerial Team).
2) Serve as ex-officio member of the Church Council attending all meetings.
3) Serve as ex-officio member of the Strategic Planning Team attending all meetings.
4) Be present at all Church Conference meetings.
5) Be present in deacon’s meetings as requested.
Job Status
This is a part-time position with paying $20,000 per year.

Please contact the church with resume or questions:
Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 198 Pleasant Ridge Church Road, Shelby, NC   28152-9022. (704) 434-6431 or [email protected]

Zion Baptist Church:
Zion Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Minister of Youth. The
primary responsibilities are planning, coordinating, and implementing Bible Study and fellowship activities for Grades 6 – 12. The position is allotted 20 hours per week with attendance required on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Cover letter and resume may be emailed to [email protected] (subject: Youth Minister Position) or hard copies may be mailed to: Minister of Youth Committee 525 West Zion Church Road Shelby, NC 28150.


 Flint Hill:
Flint Hill Baptist Church is seeking a Pianist to play for worship services, choir rehearsals, and other occasions in support of the music ministry of the church. Anyone interested in this position please send a resume electronically to: [email protected]

New Bethel Baptist Church:

Minister of Music Position
New Bethel Baptist Church (Lawndale, NC) is in search of a Minister of Music who will serve the congregation in a part-time capacity by encouraging spiritual growth of the community through leadership in the gift of music. It will be this minister’s responsibility to create and provide leadership for a ministry that contributes to a worshipful environment that both utilizes and develops the musical gifts of volunteers. In order to best serve the needs of the congregation, this minister will seek to blend
traditional styles of music with new and emerging styles of worship. Further, the minister will use her/his musical gifts in vocal and instrumental performance to lead the congregation in worship. In the
pursuit of these goals, the minister will work alongside, and under the supervision of, the senior pastor in order to fulfill the mission of the congregation – “Knowing Christ and making Him known”.

Interested candidates should send a resume or CV, statement of faith, and cover letter as an attached document to [email protected].

Oak Grove:

Oak Grove Baptist Church is prayerfully seeking a permanent part-time Music Minister. The candidate should be comfortable leading contemporary and traditional music, working with other musicians and singers, while also assisting fellow staff members and lay leaders in ministry where needed. Experience is preferred.  Also having the ability to play multiple instruments and being somewhat savvy with technology and onlineformats is helpful.  If interested, and want more information, please email your resume to: [email protected] (attn: Pastor Jason and the Worship Ministry Team) or send a hard copy resume to:  1022 Oak Grove Road Kings Mtn., NC 28086.

Pleasant Hill:
Pleasant Hill Baptist is in need of a pianist/choir accompanist for Sunday morning worship and Wednesday night choir rehearsal. Music is traditional/blended style. Contact Amanda Lowery [email protected]

Polkville Baptist Church is seeking a part-time pianist. Responsibilities include worship service, rehearsals, and additional special services as needed. Interested applicants need to submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Polkville Baptist Church at: P.O. Box 245, Polkville, NC 28136
Or email to: [email protected]
Please include pianist in subject line.

Poplar Springs:
Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Shelby is looking for a part-time organist. Responsibilities would be Wednesday night rehearsals and Sunday morning worship. Anyone interested and/or would like more information should submit a resume or contact the church at 704-487-8802. Resumes may be mailed to Personnel Committee, Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 1106 Poplar Springs Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152.

Sandy Plains:

Sandy Plains Baptist Church is seeking a Interim or Part-Time Music Minister. The Music Minister will be commissioned to prayerfully select music and to create an atmosphere of worship. The Minister will also be tasked with coordinating and overseeing all involved in the Music Ministry of the church including the pianist, instrumentalists, and singers. The Music Minister will need to be available for one practice a week (the day and time can be flexible) and the sound check and Worship service on Sunday mornings. The Music Minister will work closely with the Pastor and other staff to implement the vision of the church which is “Loving God and Loving People.” Those interested in learning more about the church and this position contact Elisabeth Cothran at [email protected].

Baptist Children’s Home:

Job Title:  Cottage Parents
Location:  Shelby, NC
Method to Apply: Company Site:
The Cottage Parent position is salaried, exempt.  Baptist Children's Homes of NC, In. provides cottage homes where
professionally-trained parents care for children in a Christian, family environment.  A nonprofit organization, BCH is
nationally-accredited and uses CARE, a trauma-informed model to help boys and girls find healing. The Core
principles of this model are: Trauma Informed, Relationship Based, Family Focused, Ecologically Oriented,
Developmentally Focused and Competence Centered. The Cottage Parent must demonstrate the Institutions
purpose, philosophy, policies and procedures. The Cottage Parent works as a team member and oversees the daily
activities and needs of the children in care. These activities relate to supervising and maintaining individual and group
relationships at the assigned areas.
* Minimum of 25 years of age.
* High School diploma or equivalent.
* Experience as a residential Cottage Parent and/or demonstrate the ability and motivation to learn and practice basic
child care skills.
* Valid drivers license and be able to operate an agency vehicle to transport children.
* Must have the capability to manage, plan, organize, implement, monitor and maintain agency programs as well as
adhere to accreditation standards and N.C. licensing requirements.
* Meets the general qualifications for employment as outlined in the institution&  personnel policies.

• Respects the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of staff members and children in care and strives to create a positive relationship within BCH.
• Participates in the agency’s Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) program as needed.
Clients/Foster Families:
• Facilitates FAC, admission, intake, transfer, and discharge conferences
• Provides leadership role in child and family conferences and coordinates and implements the Plan of Service and Plan of Service Reviews with each family
• Recruits and licenses foster families, provides and/or facilities required training.
• Provides support, encouragement, recognition of feelings and problem-solving which compliments family work and family therapy
• Arranges family contacts, emergency contacts, financial accounting, scheduling of appointments, behavior infractions, obtaining consents, in-home plans, and in reporting medical, school, and other daily events
• Establishes and maintains relationships with resources for client systems and assists family/custodian in securing appropriate internal and external community resources to meet the family’s needs
• Conducts psycho-educational groups to include but not be limited to peer pressure, social skills, anger management, independent living, group building initiatives, communication, decision making, chemical
dependency, self esteem
• Supports medical, dental and other appointments for youth in care
• Sets the tone that clarifies BCH’s “Family Systems” approach to family work, if the goal is family reunification
• Conducts routine home visits to the foster home
• Recruits foster families by presenting need for foster homes to individuals and groups
• Conducts foster home application studies in keeping with BCH policies and procedures and licensing standards
• Submits all required paperwork for foster home initial licensing and renewals
• Orients and trains new foster parents to achieve understanding of their roles, responsibilities, expectations, etc.
• Provides ongoing training to meet state and accreditation requirements and special needs of foster parents
• Is available to foster parents on a regularly-scheduled and emergency basis to assist with identified issues and crisis needs
• Assists foster parents with the securing of community resources identified as needed by the team
Record Keeping:
• Keeps all client files and documentation of case activities current this includes, but is not limited to, Admission Documents, MIGS, Plan of Service, Plan of Service Review, Summary Dictations, Individual Crisis Management Plans, Outcome Measurements, Consents, Progress Notes, Admission, Transfer, Discharge Memo’s, Alerting Slips, Court Reports, Aftercare Plans
Knowledge and Training:
• Continually increases knowledge and skills by taking steps necessary to stay in touch with current trends in the field of foster care
• Consistently and effectively applies professional knowledge and skills in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position
• Has a body of knowledge and skills necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position
• Demonstrates a knowledge level of current trends in the area of services to families and children
• Develops a pool of external resources for supporting services on an as needed basis
• Demonstrates and implements a working knowledge of skills in working with family systems, individuals and groups

• Participates in Family Systems Trainings

Ability to operate standard office machines such as copier, computer, fax, calculator, etc. Ability to work within Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word software programs.
Ability to read, write and complete necessary documentation. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients, customers, resources and the general public.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and ability to draw conclusions.
Regular contact with colleagues in all departments, as well as with outside individuals and groups; should represent Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, Inc. in a positive manner. Contacts outside of the agency where proper handling of situations is of utmost importance as the agency’s image could be affected.
Complies with agency policies and procedures concerning confidentiality and HIPAA regulations involving all aspects of client information, which include day to day care of the children, case records, family information, medical information, psychological services, etc which if disclosed, would have adverse internal and/or external effect, and could result in
termination of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations must be made to enable the individual with disabilities to perform the essential. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Usual office working conditions.

Updated: 8/30/2023