Glen Acres Baptist Church Published: October 16, 2023
223 Hartwood Ave, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 1B2

Permanent Position
Number of Hours per Week
Application Deadline


Part time Youth Ministry Coordinator for 6 month contract Jan to June 2024

To reach, train and develop youth to become life long followers of Jesus, to be transformed into His likeness, and to equip youth for service for God. The coordinator will lead this ministry, as an expression of the mission of the church to “be a loving community that follows Jesus by worshipping God, growing toward Christian maturity, caring for others and sharing the Good News”.

Overview of Church and Community

We typically have around 80 people on a Sunday morning, with a mix of ages from 0 to 103, and a diversity in ethnicities

Church Purpose | Mission Statement

Glen Acres Baptist Church’s vision is to be a loving community that follows Jesus by worshipping God, growing towards Christian maturity, caring for others, and sharing the Good News. As a church, we have recently dedicated ourselves to spiritually grow and share the gospel, with a 10-year goal of having 10,000 gospel conversations.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  1. Deep commitment to, and passionate follower of Jesus Christ, with a definite calling to ministry with youth.
  2. Experience in sharing the gospel and an understanding and commitment to the importance of Life Groups/Small Groups for spiritual development. Past involvement in some form of small group ministry (for example camp, campus ministry, church small group) and an eagerness to be involved in a life group at Glen Acres.
  3. Strong administrative interpersonal, relational, leadership, and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to adapt programs as demographics and needs change.
  4. Significant depth of Christian and personal maturity, empathy and good judgement.
  5. Candidate is required to agree with general Evangelical perspectives on theology and practice. In addition, it is desirable for the candidate to have or be working towards credentials acceptable to the Credentials Committee of the Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec.
  6. Able to work effectively both in team situations and independently.
  7. Training, education and experience that apply to Christian Youth Ministry; and volunteer and leadership development.
  8. Valid CPR and First Aid training (or to complete within six months).
  9. Clear Vulnerable Sector Police Check.

Role and Responsibilities

  1. To organize, promote and lead weekly youth program(s), the specifics which will be determined by current and future demographics.
  2. To work with the Board of Christian Education to recruit, train and mentor volunteers for the youth ministries of Glen Acres in order to carry out the mission and goal, and to provide support and encouragement to them to ensure continued growth and development of the ministries.
  3. To work with the Church Leadership as GABC’s vision and 10-year goal is developed and evolves. To ensure that youth ministry goals and objectives reflect this visionary direction and that the youth ministries are integrated into the whole life of the church.
  4. To develop and promote special events and programs in coordination with the Board of Christian Education and in collaboration with other local congregations as feasible.
  5. To avail themselves of continuing education and networking opportunities to stay informed on new and effective ways to minister to youth and their families.
  6. To partner with parents by providing encouragement and support through healthy communication and opportunity for training and instruction in the nurture and development of their youth’s spirituality.
  7. Ensure timely, appropriate and effective communication to the church leadership, staff and families concerning ministry information, news and events.
  8. Work with the Board of Christian Education to ensure that Child Protection Policies are adhered to at all time to ensure the safety and security of youth, staff and volunteers.



Please send cover letter and resume to

Glen Acres is also seeking a temporary children’s ministry coordinator. These two positions could be combined into one position for a suitably qualified candidate.

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