Community Event and Summer Camp Co-Director

at Forward Baptist Church (view profile)
Location 1891 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Canada
Date Posted March 1, 2024
Category Pastor
Job Type Full-time


Positions available: 3

Supervisor: Pastor of Community Engagement 

Length of Time: Up to 16 weeks, up to 40 hours a week

Wage: $16.55 per hour

Hours of work:  Sundays are mandatory, other hours will be completed as per programs. Weekend and evening work required. 

Start date: May 6, 2024

End date: August 27, 2024

Forward Baptist Church is a diverse congregation that has been serving the Lord in the heart of Toronto for 105 years.  Our paid summer internship position is designed to give you a hands-on summer ministry experience working at a gospel-focused Church.  You will be part of the ministry team at Forward and will plan, participate in, and/or lead in a variety of ministry settings.  This internship is more than just running kids camps, it is designed so you will grow in Christ, seek to glorify God with your life and future pursuits, and be challenged to share the gospel.  You will learn valuable skills as you grow in trusting God, working with a team, planning, and hard work.  If you are interested in a rewarding and challenging summer this may be the position for you.


  1. You must be a person who loves Jesus, loves the gospel, has a servant's heart, is hard-working, enjoys working with kids, works well in a team, loves the local church, is ready for an amazing summer, and is ready to make it the best summer possible for others.
  2. Pass a vulnerable sector police check
  3. Agree with Forward Baptist Church’s statement of beliefs and policies


Health and Safety Training 

The following certificate training will be provided to summer employees if required:

  1. First Aid and CPR training
  2. Ontario: Supervisor health and safety awareness in 5 steps -  Certificate

Supervision and Mentoring:

  1. Meet regularly in person with your direct supervisor for feedback about work. 
  2. Meet weekly with church and summer staff for prayer, planning and discussion of ministry involvement.
  3. Summer Intern and Staff book study
  4. Meet multiple times in the summer with a mentor to provide coaching, encouragement, and feedback.


Summer Camps:

You will be responsible for 4 summer camps: including planning, recruiting volunteers, registration, directing, and implementing all aspects of the summer camp programs. Our camps will focus on kids in Jr Kindergarten to Grade 12.  



Name Dates  Length Times Age/ Grade Basketball Camp July 2 - 5  4 Days (T-F) 9 am - 3pm   6 - 10

Gr 11/12  Helpers Forward Kids Camp - Scuba - Dive into Friendship with God July 8 -12 5 Days (M-F) 9 am - 12 pm JK-6 Create Camp July 29 - Aug 2 5 Days

(M-F) 9 am - 3 pm 4 - 8 Youth Camp August 19 - 23 5 Days (M-F) 9 am - 3 pm 6 - 12


Jr. Youth Programming (Grade 3 - 6): Assist in the planning and running of our monthly Jr. Youth events for students in grades 3-6. 

Children's Programming: Assist with children’s programming for kids aged 0 - 12 on Sundays and at other times as needed. You will assist in preparing the children's ministry curriculum for the summer and fall.  You will also spend time preparing a new stage design and program planning for the 2024-2025 Pa Day kids camps. 

Other Ministry Opportunities in the Summer:

Participate in other ministries throughout the summer.  You will also have an opportunity to use the gifts and skills that God has given you. Examples include Worship Teams, Tech Ministries, leading Bible studies, discipleship, preaching, outreach, Ministry Appreciation Events, Beach Hill Neighborhood Association events, and our Street Party.

Community Engagement 

You will be responsible for planning and implementing the following events that will take place over the 4 months:  Community Street Party, vendor table at the local school Fun Fair, Ministry appreciation gala, and others.

Food Bank

Assist with the monthly foodbank helping distribute food for up to 80 guests a month.


  1. Bulletin and print material - work with our Communications Director in designing and producing various online and print materials.  Ex. bulletins, postcards, large signs, etc.
  2. Help with general office administration as needed.  Ex, answering phones, doors, helping with mail, photocopying, etc.
  3. Programs we use: G-Suite, Easy Worship, Church Management Software, Publisher, Illustrator. (Training will be provided as needed.)
  4. Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

For additional info or to send a resume with a cover letter: Contact: Aaron Woodhouse, 647-230-8915 or


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.