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Fort Caroline Baptist Church - Children's Ministry Director

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 04/05/2016
Categories: Children's Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

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Love God, Love Others, Serve the world.

This is the longstanding mission of Fort Caroline Baptist Church.


It began with eight families who embarked on a God-given vision to plant a church. Today, standing as a flagship of the Florida Baptist Convention, FCBC has expanded and maximized its reach in the region of Jacksonville since those humble beginnings in 1978. It is a dynamic and creative multi-generational church comprised of over 2,000 members, and considered one of the top 45 missions-giving churches in the Florida Baptist Convention. A highly influential church, FCBC is passionate about the opportunity to be a living witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ in a relevant way.


The next Children's Ministry Director of Fort Caroline Baptist Church will be responsible for creating irresistible environments and relationships that connect children, parents, and leaders to an equipping, developing, and growing spiritual journey with Christ. This individual will first and foremost attest to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, with a passion for ministry with families and children ages Kindergarten to Grade 5. They will be a 'relatable systems thinker' with exceptional gifting in leadership, organization, and recruiting. This individual will ideally have knowledge of the North Point Ministries Process, and the multisite ministry programming. The successful candidate will be especially skilled in vision casting, inspiring, and leading volunteers to impact the next generation of both churched and unchurched kids.


An undergraduate degree in Children’s Ministry or Early Childhood would be an ideal requirement for this position, although a seminary degree or experience would be preferred. In addition to the following set of skills, solid experience and a strong familiarity with multisite Children's Ministry is essential for the successful execution of this role:

  • A strong leader with 3-5 years of experience and an exceptional ability to recruit, motivate, and inspire a community of volunteers.
  • An outgoing, enthusiastic "people person" who connects well with children, parents, staff, and volunteers.
  • A creative thinker and visionary who comes up with innovative ideas, and implements them with excellence.
  • Communicate exceptionally well, both verbally and in writing.
  • Extremely adept at managing time and multi-tasking.
  • A team player with a strong capability to work autonomously.
  • Strong technology skills and proficient in the use of social media.


Jacksonville is the largest city in the state of Florida by population and the largest city by area in thecontiguous United States. With an estimated population in 2012 of 836,507, it is the most populous city in Florida and the Southeast, and the 12th most populous in the United States. According to Forbes, in 2007, Jacksonville ranked 3rd in the top ten U.S. cities to relocate to find a job. Jacksonville was also the 10th fastest growing city in the U.S.


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