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    Matching Ministerial Candidates to Open Church Positions

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    Matching Ministerial Church Position to Open Candidates Profiles

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  • Welcome to the BGAV Matching Service

    Welcome to the Baptist General Association of Virginia minister matching service.  This service is designed to assist churches searching for a minister and to assist ministers searching for their ministry opportunity.  The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) was established in 1823 and it has always existed to “furnish the Baptist churches of Virginia a medium of cooperation for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the advancement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom by all methods in accord with the Word of God.”

    The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1,400 autonomous churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as churches around the country and around the world. As many of the 1400 plus Virginia Baptist Churches search for a minister, they contact us requesting candidates who are possible matches for their church.  Candidates seeking a ministry opportunity contact us and provide self-reporting information.  We do not verify a candidate’s information.

    This service allows the prospective candidate to create a detailed profile and professional résumé as well as consider preferences for the position being sought.  It allows churches to enter detailed information about their church and the position they are seeking to fill.  It is our intention that this information will enable the church and the candidate to be matched appropriately so that search committees and congregations will be comfortable with the quality of the résumés which result from the matching process.

    Developing a well-defined profile for both the candidate and the church requires that we ask many questions.  Some of the questions will not apply to your particular situation, but we have tried to be thorough in asking relevant questions to help refine the matching process as accurately as possible.  Please answer as many as are appropriate and contact  us if you have any questions or comments.
    Thank you for allowing us to serve you in this way.  We pray that God’s presence and direction will be clear to you each step of the way as you seek God’s guidance in this most important time in your life and in the life of your church.

  • Saving You Time Finding The Best Ministerial Candidates

    We understand that when a church is looking for a pastoral candidate there are a lot of factors involved. We help take some of the guess work out of that process.

    We look at each church individually and match candidates that are closely aligned with what is needed to make that church flourish. Once we find candidates that match that criteria we send you their information and you take it from there.

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  • Looking for a New Ministerial Job?

    Let us help you find a Ministerial Position that is tailored to your needs. Once you complete a profile we match your profile to the various church positions we have. Your resume and profile are sent to the matched churches and they contact you based on the information provided.

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Our Location

The Baptist General Association of Virginia's (BGAV) main building is located at 2828 Emerywood Parkway in Richmond, Virginia. We also have field strategists that are spread throughout the state, each focusing on a specific region in order to better assist our churches.


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