What is PilgriMission?
What does it mean to serve as a short-term missionary?
How does the work I do contribute to any long-term benefit for the people I hope to help?
How can I be sure that I am not contributing to the very problems I hope to alleviate?
How can I be changed by my encounter with those I hope to serve?
These questions, among others, are what drove CBF of SC to develop PilgriMission. Our churches have a heart for mission and a desire to be actively involved in hands-on service. We also realize, however, that many times our mission practices have hurt more than they’ve helped. How, then, do we actively engage in cross-cultural mission in responsible ways? How do we ensure that our mission experiences are guided by our desire to be faithful disciples and not by our desire to tour the world?
To help address these questions, we’ve developed a short-term curriculum for churches to use as they prepare for, conduct, and debrief their short-term mission experiences. This resource:
Highlights the importance of relationships in short-term missions: Often, very little transformative work can be accomplished in the span of a few days, but what can take place is a transformation in ourselves and the people we meet through sincere, loving, cross-cultural relationships. This doesn’t downplay the service we offer, instead it highlights the importance of these relationships which are forged as we work together in Kingdom work.
Helps us to learn from those with whom we are going to serve: The people we go to help offer a wealth of wisdom on the issues with which they work. Some of our energy, then, will be spent learning what they have to teach us. They can teach us how best to help by guiding us to do meaningful, truly beneficial work.
Leads us to realize that missions isn’t a task Christians do, but a lifestyle we lead: All mission service comes from an overflow of Christ’s working within us. Therefore, PilgriMission strives to take discipleship and spiritual formation seriously so that we can be formed together as we follow Christ.
We invite you to journey with us as we seek to be faithful participants in the mission of God in our midst. If you have any questions about PilgriMission, feel free to contact our Mission Coordinator.
Are you a minister who has a strong passion for youth and college ministry? Do you value authentic relationships with pre-teens, teens and young adults that create space for questions and insights that challenge, inform, and mold a deepening of faith that carries lifelong significance? Are you looking for a church environment where the ministry to youth and college-aged persons appreciates their contribution to the church community and the larger society? Are you ready to lead and nurture pre-teens, teens and young adults as they are seeking to grow in their relationship with Christ?
If so, we’d love to hear from you.
First Baptist Church Raleigh on Salisbury Street is prayerfully seeking a full-time Youth and College Minister who will lead our Youth and College Ministry. We experience God through traditional liturgical worship and seek fresh approaches to relating to the community. We’re an urban church located on Capitol Square and draw people from throughout the Triangle. A CBF-affiliated congregation, First Baptist honors historic Baptist principles and welcomes women as leaders in the pulpit and in the diaconate. We’re an accepting church short on condemnation and welcoming of those who bring hard faith questions to the table.
Please visit http://www.fbcraleigh.org/hiring to learn more about our congregation, this position, and to apply.
Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville, SC is looking for a full time Minister to Preschoolers and Children. Experience working with preschoolers and children is required. The ideal candidate will have a background in Early Childhood Education, with seminary preferred.
Minister of Students and Recreation
First Baptist Church, Laurens, located in the Upstate of South Carolina and affiliated with CBF/SBC, is seeking a Minister of Students & Recreation to join 4 other ministerial staff members. The position is focused on students 6th through 12th grade but also includes work with college students, church recreation opportunities, and involvement with other ministerial staff in pastoral care, worship planning, etc.
FBC Laurens is a growing church that currently averages 450 in worship with a strong mix of ages. The student ministry has also experienced growth in recent years with projections of 50-65 active youth for the Fall of 2020. Last year, FBC Laurens completed major capital improvements including renovation of all youth space. We welcome your resumes through June 1.
To apply, send your resume to email@example.com.
First Baptist Church is seeking and praying for a full-time pastor who we feel God has been preparing to lead our church. We are located in downtown, historic York. Established in 1866 and having celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2016, we are part of a diverse, safe, family-oriented community. Big city amenities are less than an hour away in Charlotte, and the mountains and beaches are both within a short drive. First Baptist is affiliated with both CBF and SBC. We fully support women and men in all levels of church leadership.
York First Baptist is a welcoming Christ-centered church. We love to worship God through our beautiful music, scripture-centered messages, Bible study, programs for all age groups, and community outreach/mission programs. We have approximately 100 in attendance for Sunday morning worship and 58 for Sunday School.
Applicants should have several years of pastoral experience and a Master of Divinity from an accredited seminary or divinity school. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Click here for a detailed description of the position.
Resumes may be sent to the Pastor Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest.
First Baptist Church in Anderson, SC, is seeking a full time Minister to Children and Families. Click here for a detailed description of the position.
Applicants may submit resumes to email@example.com.
Oakland Baptist Church - Rock Hill, SC
Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation and Missions
Oakland Baptist Church, a theologically moderate church located in Rock Hill, SC, is seeking an Associate Minister for Missions and Spiritual Formations. The Associate Minister for Missions and Spiritual Formations will, first and foremost, be a devoted follower of Christ. Our candidate will hold a divinity degree. We prefer that our candidate has experience as a church educational leader and a passion to share the Gospel by leading the church in missional activities and programs.
Visit oaklandchurch.com/search for more specific information regarding requirements for and a description of duties for this position. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and résumé, including references, to the Associate Minister for Missions and Spiritual Formations Search Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baptist Church of Beaufort- Beaufort, SC
Director of Student Ministry
The Baptist Church of Beaufort is seeking a Director of Student Ministry, which is a year-around, part-time position (typically 20 hours per week). Applicants must be followers of Jesus Christ and have an interest in working with middle school, high school, and college-age students. Contact Jeff Pethel at 843-592-8319 with questions or to request a job description. Send resume to email@example.com, or mail to :
The Baptist Church of Beaufort
601 Charles Street
Beaufort, SC 29902