January 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Applications

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January 6 is Deadline for General Secretary Candidate Applications

VALLEY FORGE, PA (12/16/16)—The deadline for candidate applications for the position of General Secretary of American Baptist Churches is Friday, January 6, 2017.

The General Secretary Search Committee seeks the best qualified candidate who will serve American Baptist Churches with a sense of deep faith and love of Christ, engage in collaboration with denominational and ecumenical partners, offer both a pastoral and prophetic presence, and be the harmonizer who calls all American Baptists into unity. Executive recruitment firm, National Executive Service Corps, has been retained to assist with the search.

Review the General Secretary position profile here. To apply, please see the instructions document “How to Apply.” Submit all applications to National Executive Service Corps as indicated on the “How to Apply” document.  The application deadline is January 6, 2017. Recommendations were invited previously, with a deadline of December 6, 2016.

All American Baptist entities are invited to share this news release through social media outlets and other sources of communication.

General Secretary Search Committee members include: Judy Fackenthal, chair; Wesley Roberts, vice-chair; Kelly Legg, chaplain; Robert Crouch; Shirley Fair; Charity Matic; Donald Robinson; Tom Ross; Don Ng; Marcia Patton; Charles Revis; John Williams; Doris Garcia-Rivera; and Marilyn Tyson, support staff.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.