First Baptist Church Mount Forest Published: February 23, 2023
116 Fergus St. N. Mt. Forest ON N0G 2L2

Job Type
Permanent Position
Application Deadline


The Associate Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries functions as part of the ministry team in ministering to the whole church. This person will have a passionate approach toward discipleship, evangelism, spiritual growth with a particular focus on youth, young adults (including singles and married couples) and families at First Baptist Church (FBC) and the community. This will be done through programs, teaching, fellowship and outreach. They will work in collaboration and oversite with the Deacons to ensure that all programs are working together toward the overall vision and mission of FBC.

Overview of Church and Community

First Baptist Church of Mount Forest is a family-oriented congregation with deep roots in the community. Originally established in 1861, we are a growing and vibrant church with a focus on Christian growth through prayer, education and Christian development. We are a congregation with a strong focus on family, and a strong outreach into the community and the world through involvement with various missions. Mount Forest is a growing community within the municipality of Wellington North. With a population of just over 5,000, we are a full-service community with good recreational opportunities, a public secondary school and both public and Catholic elementary schools, and full-service health care facilities. 


Church Purpose | Mission Statement

Our focus as a church family remains on the importance of the Word of God, worship and service.  We have a rich tradition of seeking to care for people, both at home and abroad.  We continue to move forward in family worship marked by excellent music and sound preaching; in family fellowship, that is rich and caring; in service to families, that is  practical and people focused.  

As we continue to move forward, we remain a "lively, friendly and evangelical" church.  Our invitation also stands: "Come, grow with us!"  Amidst all the changes in the world, our deepest desire is to be true to that which the Lord has called us to be and do together and to glorify Him  in it all! 


Qualifications and Education Requirements

Be prepared to tell us of your passion and experience with/for youth and family ministries. 

Theological degree preferred, but study in progress or other qualifications and training will be considered. 

Verifiable References and up to date Police Check 

A strong foundational understanding of the Bible as it relates to developing Christian maturity in youth, young adults and families 

Proficiency with various technology and social media platforms 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Minister to the church body as part of the pastoral team 
  • Develop and oversee Youth (grade 5 and up) and Young Adult Ministries through relational discipleship, equipping them to follow Jesus outside of these ministries 
  • Develop, maintain and report a budget for Youth and Young Adult Ministry 
  • Attend and participate in church events and programs, church services, training, staff and other meetings as required. 
  • Lead services and events from time to time 
  • Find relevant communication tools and strategies to connect with teens, young adults, parents and volunteers on a regular frequency 
  • Build teams of leader and volunteers to plan and run youth and young adult ministries 
  • Foster a desire for teens and young adults to develop their gifts, serve and lead not only in the church but in the community 
  • Provide pastoral care to families 
  • Organize and give direction to weekly gatherings for young people (ages 10-18). This includes Sunday programming and non-Sunday events, Camps, special events, youth conferences, etc. 
  • Organize and give direction to regular gatherings for Young Adults/Young Families 
  • Be a faith example and a voice of maturity for youth through meaningful relationships 
  • Work both independently and as part of a team to fulfill the overall goals and objectives of FBC MF 
  • Prioritize and manage multiple ministry demands. 

Preferred Skills

  • A mature relationship with Jesus as Savior and Lord 
  • Regular practice of spiritual disciplines and active prayer life 
  • Strong relational skills 
  • A passion and a calling to minister to children/youth and families 
  • Persistence, creativity, flexibility, and adaptability 
  • A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside the church 
  • In agreement with the Statement of Faith and the Covenant of Membership of First Baptist Church 
  • Excellent communication skills, get along well with others 
  • Engages with the life of the church 


If you feel God is calling you to this position, please submit your cover letter & resume to The Search Committee by email at in pdf format only. 

Please provide no more than four pages per submission. In your cover letter, please describe your Personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

First Baptist Church Mount Forest welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.