Southern Baptist Convention

Calvary Baptist is located in the heart of DeSoto County, Florida. While you won’t find a mall or movie theater in our small town, you will find long standing traditions, southern hospitality, and a community like no other. We appreciate your interest in Calvary as you search to find where God is calling you.

Minister of Students Responsibility Description :

The Minister of Students oversees the spiritual growth and administrative leadership of Calvary's Children and Youth Ministry. This Minister provides primary leadership and activity support to Youth (6-12) and general oversight and support to Children (Preschool and K-5). This position also includes responsibilities to oversee, develop, and implement all aspects of children and youth programming and ministry. Responsibilities include:
- Direct the growth and expansion of programs for all children and youth.
- Direct mission/outreach, cooperatively with the mission team.
- Direct service-oriented and social events for youth.
- Recruit and mentor student leaders, and volunteers for youth and children's ministry.
- Plan and conduct special programming for children and youth to include:
* regular (annual or otherwise) discipleship and missions-related trips
* evangelistic events for community outreach, such as: VBS and fall festival
* fellowship activities (of appropriate nature)
* projects in conjunction with local agencies and events, such as: school sporting events, annual programs, fairs/festivals, or civic activities
- Foster team efforts with other cooperating community Children and Youth Ministry leadership.
- Develop, schedule, and implement church-wide children and youth activities in conjunction with other age groups, at regular church-scheduled times, such as Sunday morning/evening services, mid-week service, or special events.
- Ensure Children and Youth Ministry has continuity and relevance to the Church vision and mission, as well as adherence to the Church's statement of faith.
- Support the Senior Pastor and staff with duties, as requested.
- Represent the Children and Youth Ministry as a member of the Church Council.
- Participate in worship services and other scheduled events as required.
- Provide shepherding, leadership, and support to the Church body, to include:
* hospital visits
* counseling and spiritual growth
* administrative and financial assistance
* liaison support between parents, children and youth or between families and the pastoral staff as required
* supplement the pastoral staff with preaching, worship leading, or teaching, as required
* special services or events, as required


- Must have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
- Must agree with and support the Southern Baptist Convention Statement of Faith.
- Experience is highly encouraged but not required.
- Education in ministry is encouraged but not required.


Weldon Campbell
(863) 990-4659

Calvary Baptist Church

1509 E Oak St
Arcadia, FL 34266-8520
(863) 494-4345

Welcome to Calvary Baptist Church! We are a dynamic and growing group of Christians in Arcadia, Florida, saved by grace, living in hope, and changing our world for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This fellowship of believers is friendly, compassionate, joyful and very encouraging. The worship services are exciting. Our vision is to glorify God the Father, Serve God the Son, and Live in God the Spirit. Our corporate worship is celebrative and grounded in the Inherent Word. Our spiritual growth path is through personal evangelism, accountable discipleship, and fundamental biblical teaching. Our ministry involvement is strong and continually enlarging, as we focus on the Great Commission and life commitment to impacting others with the truth of God's love through Jesus Christ. We completely embrace the doctrine and principles of the 2000 SBC Baptist and Message.