Willowdale Baptist Church is a diverse urban local church in the heart of North York in Toronto. We are committed to presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, encouraging them to become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ.
We are currently looking for a part time ministry Coordinator who will be responsible for oversight of the church's 'in house' ministries: prinicipally children's and youth ministry, as well as assisting in communication, administration, and special event cooridnation.
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR:
WILLOWDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
The Ministry Co-ordinator will work to support many of the ministries of the church under the
leadership of the Senior Pastor. This person will work together seamlessly with others on the
church staff as we function as a team to accomplish the ministry vision that the Lord is
imparting to staff and church leadership. The successful candidate will work for 20 hours per
The successful candidate will be a team-oriented, positive, humble and teachable immersionbaptized
follower of Jesus Christ who seeks to honour the Lord in all areas of his/her life. The
Ministry Co-ordinator will attempt to exhibit a lifestyle that brings glory to the Saviour. The
successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in leadership and mentorship.He/she
will be able to participate in church services in a leadership role. The Ministry Co-ordinator
should have the gifts of encouragement and administration.
Because of the nature of the position, working closely with local volunteers and lay leaders,
consideration will be given to the person living or who is willing to relocate into the North
York area within a 30 minute commute of the church.
The Ministry Co-ordinator will be in agreement with WBC’s statement of faith and bylaws and
will become a member of WBC if he/she is not already. Experience in leadership in an
evangelical church setting is an asset, as is Bible College or Seminary training.
The following are the general roles and responsibilities of the Ministry Co-ordinator. The
duties may be further clarified as the successful candidate begins the ministry and finds their
place in the WBC staff ministry team.
1. Oversight of WBC’s “in house” (ie. not specifically outreach-related) ministries
Most of these groups fall currently in the area of children’s and youth ministries-- including
Babyland, Sunday School, Children’s Moment, Middle School and High School ministries. A
primary responsibility will be the recruitment, training, mentorship and encouragement of lay
2. Assisting other staff and ministry leaders in the co-ordination of volunteers
Like any church, WBC includes many volunteers with the continual need for more. The
Ministry Co-ordinator will help recruit, train and screen volunteers to WBC’s ministries while
not taking away from the volunteer co-ordination already done by worship co-ordinators,
worship leaders and other ministry leads.
3. General input into WBC’s website, social media presence, communication pieces and
Communication, both within the congregation and to the community about WBC’s ministry, is
an important area of the Ministry Co-ordinator’s responsibilities as he/she works with other
staff and volunteers. These areas may include updating Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. as
well as participating in preparing the bulletin and calendars among other things. The social
media team will include the Ministry Co-ordinator, Office Administrator, Pastor of Outreach
and Discipleship and other select tech-savvy volunteers.
This group may also work on other communication needs including updating the screen in the
lobby, finishing the church re-branding, and keeping the welcome centre and welcome
packages functioning well. Others of WBC’s leaders already have a vested interest in the area
of social media, branding, and communication… and can, therefore, be relied upon for
significant help in this area.
4. Assisting in office administration
The successful candidate will, by nature of the job, work closely with the Office
Administrator of WBC. The Ministry Co-ordinator may cover for some office administration
duties when the Office Administrator is not present.
5. Special event co-ordination
The successful candidate will take leadership in the planning and preparation for the
occasional special events of the church including potluck dinners or other social events.The
duties will also include general oversight and leadership of any special summer events, like
VBS, and co-ordinating any Summer Students we may have working with us.
6. Other duties
Other ministry responsibilities will be assigned by the Senior Pastor as the successful
candidate becomes part of the WBC staff team and as needs arise in the ministry. The Ministry
Co-ordinator will be expected to attend and take part in staff meetings (currently on Tuesday
mornings) and attend the Sunday morning services (except when on vacation or leave),
making sure to arrive at least half an hour before the service time to be available should any
of the Sunday morning children’s workers need assistance. The Ministry Co-ordinator should
expect to make occasional announcements in Sunday morning services as well. Attendance at
monthly Board of Management meetings is not an expectation for the Ministry Co-ordinator,
unless his/her input on a particular agenda item is needed.
The WBC staff and board are aware that this is not a full-time position as currently
advertised. It is not expected that the successful candidate will be able to achieve all the
expectations immediately. We are striving for a culture of team work and interdependence
where each leader feels empowered, encouraged and supported through the ups and downs of
ministry and where every staff member and volunteer can develop a healthy, balanced, Godfocused
Applications for this position will be accepted until July 31, 2019 after which time applicants
that the search team consider to be a good potential fit for the position will be contacted for
Please apply with resume to Senior Pastor, Bruce Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or in the mail to:
Rev. Bruce Jones
Willowdale Baptist Church
15 Olive Avenue,
North York, ON M2N 4N4