There is an interesting new website called SBCJobs.net (twitter – @sbcjobsnet; Facebook – here) to help churches and pastors find each other. I’ve wandered through the site to get a feel for it. It is well constructed, easy to navigate and very useful. If you are part of a church that has a job opening, I would encourage you to use the site. If you are in search of a ministry position, I would also recommend the site.
Here is a press release from SBCJobs.net:
SBCjobs.net Launches as New Premium Job Board for SBC Ministers, Churches, and Entities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — We are excited to announce the debut of SBCjobs.net, a new, premier online job board for SBC ministers, churches, and entities. While SBCjobs.net is not affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the purpose of the site is to support SBC churches and ministers by providing a premier online destination for ministry candidates and churches to connect for the glory of God and the growth of His church.
This is accomplished through allowing unlimited space for churches to post job descriptions for open ministry positions. Churches with open positions may also browse the online resume directory for potential ministerial candidates.
For individuals seeking jobs, SBCjobs.net provides two avenues to apply for jobs. The first is to seek out a specific job and follow the application instructions contained in the job posting. The second is by creating a profile with your resume and information for churches and entities posting jobs to search. Both services are free to job seekers, and SBCjobs.net encourages ministers to use both methods. To be notified of the latest postings, applicants can connect online through both Facebook and Twitter.
For churches and entities, SBCjobs.net also provides two avenues to find capable candidates for their job openings. The first is to post a specific job and allow applicants to contact them with their interest. The second is by searching the resume database at SBCjobs.net and connecting with qualified applicants. By posting jobs, both churches and entities gain access to both methods.
At the site launch, SBCjobs.net contained more than 170 open jobs for Southern Baptist entities, churches, and state and local associations with several more being added daily.
They are careful to make it clear that they are not an entity of the SBC or in any way officially linked to the SBC. But they are a job board for churches, institutions and entities to use. Frankly, if this catches on, it could be very useful within the Southern Baptist Convention.
Check it out.