Bridging People and Possibilities  |  A Service of  Tyndale University College & Seminary

Director of Child & Youth Ministry

Director of Child & Youth Ministry

Company: First Baptist Church Tillsonburg
Contact Person: Jackie Hughes
169 Broadway, Unit B
Tillsonburg, Ontario , N4G 3P9
Phone: 519 688-3212

Position Description

Director of Child & Youth Ministry

1) Position
First Baptist Church Tillsonburg is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours per week) Director of Child & Youth Ministry.

2) Description of our Church
First Baptist Church Tillsonburg was founded in 1853 and has built a strong reputation in our community as a welcoming and inviting church. Our Sunday morning attendance is around 150 people with a total of 270 regular attenders. Our congregation is made up of a good range of ages from, youth to young families to seniors, who are all eager to serve God together. Our church leadership is made up of our Lead Pastor, Rev. Steve Amorin who has served FBC for the past 11 years, a Board of Deacons who oversee our various ministry teams as well as a Board of Directors that oversee our finances, policies, facilities and staffing.

Among the many ministry programs we offer for all ages, we have the KidsROCK Wednesday night program at a local school gym with a regular attendance of 15-20 students in grades 3-6. We also hold a Sr. Youth program on Monday nights at the local YFC youth centre for youth in grades 7-12 with a regular attendance of 15-20 students. Kids and youth in both of these groups are an even mixture of church and community youth. Our Sunday School has an average attendance of 20 students from nursery to high school.

Over the past 10 years we have been working towards building a brand new church facility that will enhance our ministry and help us to carry forward our mission in the community. With this project we have recently sold our existing building and now meet each Sunday morning in the Tillsonburg Community Centre auditorium for worship. We use several of the rental rooms for our Sunday School program. We have a storefront “FBC Ministry Centre” that houses our offices, meeting space and church library throughout the week; all in the heart of downtown Tillsonburg. We currently own 5.3 acres at the South end of town and plan to begin building our new facility on this site in 2019.

3) Role Description

The Director of Child & Youth Ministry will work alongside the Deacon’s Board and the Christian Education team under the supervision of the Lead Pastor.


-To facilitate the Sunday School program and mid-week groups for children and youth

-To make personal contacts and build relationships with children, youth and their families

-To use various communication mediums to connect with families

-To participate in Deacon and Christian Education team meetings

-To recruit and schedule volunteers for Sunday School and youth groups

-To provide opportunities for children and youth to live out their faith through participation in church services, community outreach activities and missions

-To develop strategic partnerships with community initiatives involving children, youth and their families


-Occasional speaking and leadership during worship services


4) Character Profile & Qualifications

We are searching for a candidate who:

-Demonstrates an evident walk with God, has a passion for ministry with youth and children, is highly relational and takes initiative in their work.

-Has previous experience in youth or family ministry and has developed a good understanding of family-based youth ministry as well as inter-generational ministry.

-Has obtained a minimum of a bachelor degree or equivalent ministry training with an accredited theological school.

-Is accredited or willing to seek accreditation with the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ). Applications from people outside the Canadian Baptist tradition will be considered, but candidates must be supportive of CBOQ distinctives and practices.

-Will locate to Tillsonburg within 6 months of commencing employment.

-Musical ability would be an asset.


5) Salary & Benefits

-Part-Time (20-25 per week). Salary to be determined with the Board of Directors.

-Health and medical benefits as well as the option for pension will be provided through the CBOQ.


6) Contact Information

Please send your inquiries and application (cover letter and resume) by July 1, 2018 to
the Chair of the Christian Education Team, Jackie Hughes, at:

All applications will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Posted: June 6, 2018 | Expires: July 2, 2018
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 5511 ]