A primary purpose of this ministry is to assist churches in their search for ministers and to assist ministers in their search for places of service. The local church is assisted in four ways:
1. Materials to assist in the search process
2. Training of the committee. (A two-hour training program is provided by the director of the department).
3. Resumes. (There are usually 600-800 active resumes available to be shared with churches by request according to the criteria the search committee designates).
4. Job posting. Your church can decide itself if it would be appropriate to post your open position publicly on our site – ALBaptistStaffing.org.
Ministers are assisted in their search by counsel as to how to best carry out the search process and by the sharing of one’s resume. Crisis ministry is another aspect of this office’s work.
1. Conflict consultation is a performed function of the department director. He is available to personally consult with a pastor, deacon chairman, deacons group or a whole congregation in helping a church decide how to manage its conflict.
2. Counseling is made available to ministers and their families who are having personal difficulty. A list of competent, Christian counselors is maintained in the office and counseling is subsidized at $30 per session.
3. Also available is emergency financial assistance for ministers who have been terminated by an Alabama Baptist church.