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Pastor Of Family Ministries

Reports to: Lead Pastor

Status: Full-Time Salaried

The Pastor of Family Ministries at Waverley Road Baptist Church will be responsible to lead, oversee, and develop all aspects of ministries related to Children & Youth (ages 0-18), and their Parents and/or Guardians in The Beach neighbourhood of Toronto.  This responsibility will include oversight of volunteers, interns, programming, curriculum, and special events & activities.

To enjoy this role, and to thrive as a Ministry Team Member at Waverley, it would help if you:

  • Have a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Committed to holiness and modeling a faith that others can follow
  • Strong biblical, moral integrity and values
  • Have financial integrity
  • Accredited Bible College/Seminary degree preferred (Other qualifications and training will be considered.)
  • Experience in North America preferred
  • Fluency in English (written, spoken, read)
  • Communicate easily and clearly with people of all ages
  • Enjoy overseeing and managing teams of people
  • Feel comfortable investing in people as they serve in areas of spiritual giftedness and personal experience
  • Enjoy working with Children and Youth, and those who serve them
  • Are flexible, fun, and friendly
  • View ministry as a calling and a lifestyle, and not as a job
  • Desire to grow in your calling, gifting, skills, abilities, and knowledge
  • Desire a long-term relationship with a community of faith, and within a neighbourhood
  • Minimum 3 years experience leading/overseeing Children and/or Youth Ministry, whether in a church or parachurch environment
  • Displays the qualifications of an elder as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
  • The willingness and ability to support and promote beliefs, mission, vision, and values of Waverley Road Baptist Church
  • Have the following, or similar, profile S.H.A.P.E.:
  • Spiritual Gifts: pastoral, leadership, administration, teaching
  • Heart/Passion:  discipleship, leadership development
  • Abilities/Skills:  organization, communication, planning
  • Personality:  caring, friendly, accepting, outgoing, confident
  • Experience:  Children’s Ministry, Jr. High Ministry, Sr. High Ministry, teaching, recruitment, public speaking, coaching


  • Support and champion the overall vision, mission of Waverley Road Baptist Church within the WRBC Community and throughout the community-at-large
  • Actively participate within WRBC Ministry Team, and interact with Board of Deacons and other WRBC Ministry Leaders
  • Seek to develop, coordinate, implement, and direct discipleship ministry ideas and programming that will spiritually benefit our neighbourhood
  • Continue to develop, coordinate, implement, and direct Summer Programming, along with supporting follow-up events and activities throughout the year
  • Oversee staff, interns, and volunteers related to WRBC Family Ministries
  • Provide spiritual care and support for Children, Youth, and their families through encouragement, equipping, and resourcing
  • Prepare and manage respective Ministry Budget
  • Additional pastoral duties as directed

To apply for the Full-Time Permanent position of Pastor of Family Ministries, please send an e-mail to  Please attach the following:

  1. Resume
  2. References      - minimum of 3 references, indicating:
    1. Relationship to you
    2. First and last name (including any titles)
    3. E-mail address
    4. Telephone number

- Pastoral Reference

- Friend Reference

- Employer Reference

3)   Background/Ministry Questions

- Please describe how you came to know Jesus Christ, and two or three ways that you have experienced spiritual growth in your faith in the last three years.

- What do you see as the role of the parent, the pastor, and the Church Family in the lives of Children, Youth, and their Parents?

- Please describe your calling to ministry, and how that has been confirmed and affirmed in your life.

4)   Cover Letter

- Please explain why you think this opportunity will be a great fit for both you and for the WRBC Community.


Please note that candidates will be required to provide a current police background check report.

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