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First Baptist Church Orlando - College Pastor

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Orlando, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 04/29/2016
Categories: College Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


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With a rich heritage that began in the 1800’s, First Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida, serves as a flagship of the Southern Baptist Convention. Its vision is to sustain a passion for God, a passion for people, and a passion to serve.

Abounding with diversity across generations, ethnicities, and socioeconomic spectrums, FBC Orlando is a welcoming community of imperfect people who are head over heels in love with Jesus Christ. Offering both traditional and contemporary worship services, the church has exciting ministries for everyone, including babies, children, students, and young adults. FBC Orlando cooperates with the Great Commission Baptist network of churches so that together they can better accomplish Jesus’ Great Commission to tell everyone how they can find peace with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

The College Pastor will provide leadership to the College Ministry for the purpose of fulfilling the mission of First Baptist Orlando. The successful candidate will bear responsibility for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy, and tactical elements for all programs, activities, and educational aspects related to this ministry.


This individual must first and foremost have an authentic, and growing relationship with Christ, and live a life above reproach. They will possess the relational and emotional intelligence necessary to authentically connect with a largely ethnically and racially diverse group of college students. The candidate will be a 'visionary' and 'equipper' by nature, with an approachable disposition and an insatiable desire to reach the college community of Orlando. Success in this position will be measured by these 3 elements:

  • Meet, achieve, exceed, and reach a higher quality in the college ministry service experience
  • Surpass the current number of students in groups, with the emergence of new groups and existing groups reaching their maximum capacity


In order to effectively execute the roles and responsibilities of this position, a bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in youth, young adult, or college ministry is preferred. Core competencies necessary for the College Pastor at FBC Orlando will include the following:

  • Self-starter and team player
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Interacts with others in a discreet and tactful manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for training and development
  • Financial planning/management & program execution skills
  • Decision making, flexibility, and the ability to take initiative
  • A teachable and a collaborative leader


Orlando is the sixth largest city in Florida and is a metropolitan area that is home to nearly 1.8 million people. This demographically diverse area is a major tourist destination, and its attractions form the backbone of Orlando's tourism industry, making the city the most visited city in the U.S. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, one of the country’s largest campuses. As of 2006, Orlando is also home to three Fortune 1000 company headquarters. It has evolved from the hub of Florida’s citrus industry in the 19th century to a mecca for tourism in the 20th century. The city’s regional leaders have worked diligently in recent years to diversify its economy to create a new breed of high-tech, high-wage careers for residents in cutting edge industries. Today, Orlando is a global leader in the 21st century innovation.


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