Central Baptist Church seeks a Worship and Family Ministries Director. The Worship and Family Ministries Director will work with the pastoral leadership team to connect people to Jesus’ love and mission and to disciple people through the practice of worship and ministry to families. The Worship and Family Ministries Director will focus predominantly on Central’s Downtown campus to lead worship gatherings, cultivate worship practices throughout the week, lead the Downtown Youth Ministry, and assist other family ministry teams. See job description here.

Central Baptist Church is located in Downtown Springfield, Illinois, which is a city with the best of all worlds – a friendly, Midwestern atmosphere, stable residency and a reasonable housing market and cost of living. Central Baptist is a multi-generational congregation affiliated with American Baptist Churches, USA that worships in two locations (Springfield and nearby New Berlin). We have developed this document in hopes it helps to provide some additional information on our community and church context.

Essential Qualities and Qualifications:

Skills and passion to lead our congregation toward Christlikeness through the practice of worship.
A desire to invest in and disciple younger generations.
The ability to work alongside and coordinate ministry with staff, volunteers, and our multi-generational congregation.
A seminary education or the desire to pursue further education.
Ability to interact well with people of many ages and walks of life.
A self-starter, able to work without supervision. An active interest in understanding self and pursuing personal and professional growth.
The Worship and Family Ministries Director position is a full-time position with salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. Salary, medical insurance, retirement, and expense packages range from $33,000 to $60,000. Ministry staff receive up to four weeks of vacation per calendar year and are eligible for sabbatical leave after six years of service.

Applicants must send a resume, including educational background, references that may be contacted, work history, spiritual history, professional goals, skill/talents/abilities and a link to a video showing the applicant participating in worship leadership. Please include salary requirements. Our search committee will begin screening candidates on August 5th and applicants before this date will receive priority. The job will remain open until filled.

All electronic communications should be sent to [email protected]
Surface mail may be sent to:
Search Team, C/O Central Baptist Church, 501 S. 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62701.

Salary (Estimate):
$33,000 to $60,000
Baptist - American Baptist
Church size:
101 - 150

About Central Baptist Church

Central Baptist Church exists as a church to love God, love people, and serve the
world. We do this as one church in two locations - Downtown Springfield and New
Berlin, IL. We are affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA.
We believe God has planted Central Baptist Church in Springfield and New Berlin for
the benefit of our cities. Because He loves, we love. Because He gives, we give. We
are on mission to invest time, energy, prayer, resources, and love into our
communities to make Springfield and New Berlin all they can be – for the glory of God
and the good of humanity. It is our hope and prayer that as we do this, the gift of
Jesus’ love will be experienced and people will come into a relationship with Him.
Our location in Downtown Springfield is right in the heart of our city. We are planted
directly across the street from the Governor’s Mansion, a block away from the state
capitol, and amongst the small business, non-profits, and apartments that make up
our downtown neighborhood. Our great hope is to embody the good news and light
of God in the midst of our neighborhood. We do that through our partnership with our
local elementary school where we help facilitate the library, support an after school
program, and serve in other ways throughout the year, our annual Thanksgiving Day
meal where we make space at the table available for anyone who needs it, a
partnership in a community garden, working with Downtown Springfield Inc., and
coming along side other non-profits and partners who are addressing the needs of
our city. There is much more work to be done but we have experienced God working
in powerful ways in our community.
As an 189 year old church, Central has endured a lot of change and as we continue to
navigate the change of our day we trust that God is working and will work through us
as we follow him in faithfulness. Our city is home to many great churches and we
believe Central has a unique role to fill in God’s kingdom work in Springfield and in
New Berlin. We are excited about the journey God has us on.