FAQ

How do I join ministrElife?

 

From any device with internet access, go to www.ministrelife.org. You will see two buttons at the top right – Login and Register. 

If you do not currently, or never had an ABPS Profile in the system, click Register. Type in an email address and then a password. The system will then send you an email to confirm your email address. Go to the email inbox of the email address you provided. Check your Inbox for an email from support@ministrelife.org (check your spam folder as well). Once you locate the email, click on the link provided to continue registering on the ministrelife.org site. Use the email address and password you previously provided to log into the site. 

If you currently, or have ever had an ABPS Profile in the system, go directly to the Login Page and scroll to the bottom. From the box that says, "Have an ABPS Profile?" type your email address. If you have one, a note will appear telling you that the system has located that email in the system and a recovery email will be sent to that email address. Go to the email Inbox of the email address you provided. Check your Inbox for an email from support@ministrelife.org (check your spam folder as well). Once you locate the email, click on the link provided to continue registering on the ministrelife.org site. 

From there, the system prompts and notes will recover your information and pre-load your profile in ministrElife. 

If the system does not find your email address in the database, use the information above to register as a new user OR contact Jill Duroseau at jill@ministrelife.org to see if there is another way to find your profile information. 

 If you run into any issue, please feel free click in the Help/Feedback popup on the bottom left of the site. We have a team answering those questions. 

How do I log in with an ABPS Profile?

If you currently, or have ever had an ABPS Profile in the system, go directly to the Login Page and scroll to the bottom. From the box that says, "Have an ABPS Profile?" type your email address. If you have one, a note will appear telling you that the system has located that email in the system and a recovery email will be sent to that email address. Go to the email Inbox of the email address you provided. Check your Inbox for an email from support@ministrelife.org (check your spam folder as well). Once you locate the email, click on the link provided to continue registering on the ministrelife.org site. 

From there, the system prompts and notes will recover your information and pre-load your profile in ministrElife. 

If the system does not find your email address in the database, use the information above to register as a new user OR contact Jill Duroseau at jill@ministrelife.org to see if there is another way to find your profile information. 

 If you run into any issue, please feel free click in the Help/Feedback popup on the bottom left of the site. We have a team answering those questions. 

How do I recover my password?

If you have forgotten your password, you can recover it by clicking on the forgot password link as shown. You will be asked to enter the email address you used to register for ministrElife. Instructions will be sent to that email address (please check your spam inbox) to help you set up a new password. 

How do I turn off notifications?

While logged into your account on ministrElife, go to Settings Link. Click on notification settings. From there you can choose which notifications you receive and how they are delivered to you.

How do I apply for a job?

In the Employ section, view the Job Boards and click "apply" for any jobs you'd like to be considered for.

How do I change my email address?

Go to Settings and choose Email address. From there you can change your primary email address that you use to log into the platform and also add a secondary email address for notifications. 

What is ABPS?

A computer-based, data-storage-and-retrieval system, American Baptist Personnel Services (ABPS) produces personnel profiles to assist professionally trained ministry leaders who seek new opportunities to serve local congregations and denominational entities. ABPS also provides resources that enable local congregations to identify mission and leadership needs.

ABPS is now a part of ministrElife, custom-built at the direction of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS). All ministerial leaders, both lay and clergy, are encouraged to enroll in ministrElife and complete an ABPS profile.

Standing fully in the spirit of ABHMS, ABPS provides useful information—shared openly and without bias—that supports congregations developing Christ-centered leaders, equipping disciples and healing their neighborhoods and communities. ABPS is committed to ABHMS’ values of integrity, stewardship, diversity, collaboration and teamwork.

ABPS works in partnership with ABCUSA regions to assist local church search committees by retrieving profiles of ministry professionals with the skills and experiences needed by the church.

How do I use the video meetings in ministrElife?

To use Online Meetings or video meetings on ministrElife, you must first have a room. Once you have a room, the attached is a step-by-step guide.

Can my ABPS Profile be searched if I don't have a subscription?

Yes. Both active and inactive ABPS Profiles can be searched by a recruiter. However, those with an active ABPS Profile will be seen in searches where the recruiter is looking for only those with an active ABPS Profile. 

How do I update my ABPS Profile?

On the new ABPS on ministrElife, you can update your ABPS Profile yourself anytime from the Employ section of this site. There is no cost to update your information. However, for the additional validation and vetting it takes to make your ABPS Profile active, you will need to click the "Submit for Review" button at the top of the Employ section and sign up for the Employ or Elife Subscription Packages.