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Prayerfully Seeking A Passionate Baptist Minister!

Prayerfully Seeking A Passionate Baptist Minister for Historic Fishing Village Church

Are you a minister with a passion for nurturing spiritual growth, spreading the word of God and a heart for community? Are you ready to embark on a unique and rewarding journey in a picturesque village on the Moray Firth coast? We’d love to hear from you!


Our historic Baptist congregation, nestled in a charming 126-year-old church, is seeking a dedicated individual to serve as minister for our congregation. As minister you will be responsible for providing spiritual leadership, guidance, and pastoral care to our community in accordance with Baptist beliefs and values.


About Us:

Hopeman Baptist Church has been a cornerstone of faith and fellowship in our fishing village for over a century, providing a place of worship, support, and connection for generations. We are a small and tight-knit congregation currently in a challenging season without a pastor and are eager to welcome a minister who shares our commitment to serving others and spreading God's love.


One of our goals as a church is to foster authentic relationships with one another. We view the church as a family, so we aim to find ways to connect people with one another and help them to build real friendships whether that’s through our Sunday services, weekly prayer meeting, Women’s Bible study or fortnightly Friendship Group.


About the Role:

As our minister (either full-time or part-time), you will have the opportunity to:


1.     Preach and Teach: Deliver engaging and biblically sound sermons and teachings that inspire, challenge, and edify the congregation.

2.     Pastoral Care: Provide spiritual counselling, support, and guidance to individuals and families in times of need and celebration.

3.     Leadership: Lead and collaborate with church deacons and members to plan and implement ministry programs, events, and initiatives that promote spiritual growth and community involvement fostering growth of our congregation.

4.     Discipleship: Facilitate opportunities for discipleship, mentorship, and spiritual formation to help individuals deepen their relationship with God and grow in their faith journey.

5.     Outreach and Evangelism: Develop and implement strategies for reaching out to the surrounding community, attracting new members, and sharing the gospel message in a relevant and compelling manner.

6.     Collaboration: Foster a spirit of unity, cooperation, and mutual respect among church deacons, members and adherents promoting a culture of love, grace, and servant leadership.


Desired Qualifications:

•               A strong commitment to Baptist principles and a qualification in theology.

•               Excellent communication and leadership skills.

•               Experience in evangelism and growing church congregations.

•               A heart for community engagement and outreach.

•               The ability to connect with people and collaborate in a meaningful way.

•               A spirit of adaptability and resilience.


About the Location:

Situated amidst beautiful coastal scenery and some six miles from the town of Elgin, our village offers a unique and idyllic setting for ministry. From the rugged beauty of the coastline to the warmth and hospitality of the community, Hopeman is the perfect place to raise a family, find a more relaxed pace of life and foster meaningful relationships with your congregation and community.


Salary and Benefits:

Generous salary and benefits are negotiable and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Housing or a housing allowance will be provided.



If you're a compassionate and visionary individual ready to make a meaningful impact in a small and close knit church in need of growth, we want to hear from you! Join us on this exciting journey as we come together to grow our church, deepen community engagement, and spread the love of God in our corner of Scotland.


To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter, and statement of faith outlining your beliefs and calling to pastoral ministry to


References may be requested at a later stage of the application process.


Applications will only be considered from those who are UK citizens or who otherwise have a right to work in the UK.


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