Associate Minister of Recreation

Dawson Memorial Baptist Church

Job Description



Please visit our website and look through our theological vision and doctrinal foundation. We are an SBC church and want to make sure the person lines up theologically. 

General responsibilities of Ministry Staff Members of the Dawson Family of Faith

  • A living growing relationship with God through His Son 
  • Deliberately and intentionally sharing good news of Jesus Christ with the unsaved
  • Assimilating guests and new members into the Family of Faith through service 
  • Developing leadership through ministry and service 
  • Tithing the income earned from church to the ministry budget of the church. 
  • Support the vision and mission statements of the church 
  • Living by guidelines provided in the Dawson Employee Policies Manual. 


The Associate Minister of Recreation is responsible to

  1. Minister of Recreation 
  2. Evangelism and Missions Pastor 
  3. Executive Pastor 
  4. Senior Pastor 
  5. Personnel Committee 
  6. Church in Business Conference  


Qualities/Qualifications needed (in no particular order):

  1. Be a team player: Become a valuable part of the Recreation Ministry Leadership Team as we plan and administer the Ministry of Recreation
  2. Communicate effectively: Communicate with the Recreation Ministry Leadership Team, any and all volunteer and paid leaders, and other ministry areas
  3. Lead others: Provide clear leadership and spiritual discipleship to adult leaders, parents and participants
  4. Manage Conflict: Willing to manage internal team conflict, and conflict among guests, with a Christ like manner.
  5. College Degree & Pursuing a call to ministry 


Duties/responsibilities for this position should involve the following:

  1. Assume full responsibility for complete supervision of the Family Recreation Center, paid and volunteer staff, programs, interpretation of policies, etc., in the absence of the Minister of Recreation.
  2. Help give vision and leadership to the overall Recreation Ministry and its staff.
  3. Specifically give vision, leadership and coordination to the overall outreach/discipleship of all that happens through Recreation Ministry. This includes member engagement, program mission streamlining, & partnerships with missions.
  4. Manage and lead our Front desk workers. (Scheduling, Hiring, Job assignments, follow up, training, continued training, etc.)
  5. Lead our Front Desk workers in a way in which they are cared for, challenged, and discipled during their time with us.
  6. Help lead in church-wide activities (e.g. KidLife, Sports Camps, Summer Camps etc.) as requested.
  7. Contribute to the oversight and expansion of programs in the Recreation Ministry that meet the needs of the church and its outreach to the community. Those programs MAY include: Camp Dawson events, Adventure Recreation, Fitness, Day Camps, Fall Festival, and other programs 
  8. Attend and become actively involved in all Recreation Staff meetings and other meetings as requested
  9. Assist in court and facility guest management 
  10. Seek to lead, mentor, disciple and equip any Recreation Ministry Interns 
  11. Perform other duties as assigned 


Other Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Know how to use Mindbody operating system for the gym 
  2. Learn how to use Deputy, Slack, Trello, Arena, Planning Center, Quick Scores, ServiceU, and other software used by Dawson Recreation
  3. Help with the needs of Camp Dawson ropes course and recreation. 
  4. Willingness to clean and take care of the facilities and church vehicles 
  5. Weekly work the front desk to engage and get to know those coming in, and work alongside front desk team.
  6. Lead small groups and Bible Studies regularly 


Hours of Responsibility:

  1. This is a full-time position and would require 40 hours per week 
  2. These hours are not always set and can/will fluctuate week to week based on activities
Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Birmingham, Alabama

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
2,500-5,000 people