JOB DESCRIPTION for DIRECTOR of MISSIONS
ARTICLE IV - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The Director of Missions
A. Reveals through his life a true conversion experience which motivates him to make Christ first in his life. (Galatians 2:20; I Peter 3:15)
B. Must have a pleasant personality and enjoy working with people.
C. Is able to maintain confidentiality.
D. Can demonstrate professional development training at least to the Bachelors Degree or equivalent level.
E. Must be an ordained Southern Baptist Minister with at least 10 years of pastoral experience.
F. Furnish at least three references from businesses/personal sources that are acceptable to the Search Committee.
G. Show evidence of Associational involvement as a Pastor.
A. Accountable to the Executive Committee, but works closely with the Administrative Committee and the Associational Council.
B. Work directly with the Administrative Assistant to accomplish the work of the Association.
C. Develop close ties to all Churches/Missions and Staff persons in the Association.
The Director of Missions can serve as a full time DOM if approved by the Administrative Committee with approval of the Executive Committee. The Director of Missions can have other duties assigned to him by the Administrative Committee with approval of the Executive Committee. The Director of Missions shall be available to the churches of the Middle Florida Association, limited only by his time and schedule, in the following capacities.
(1) Associational Promotion - He shall promote the activities of the Middle Florida Association on invitation from the local churches.
(2) Teaching and Preaching - He may be available to the local church for:
A. Teaching in church study courses, January Bible Study; Studies for Pastors; Sunday School; Discipleship Training; Woman's Missionary Union; Brotherhood and Music Departments.
B. Pulpit supply, not to exceed two (2) consecutive Sundays, for which he may be remunerated by the local church without prior approval from the Administrative Committee.
(3) Conferences and Counseling - He shall be available for some conferences and counseling as follows:
A. With pulpit committees (at their request)
B. With pastors
C. With others as needed and requested
(4) Materials and Equipment - He will be responsible for storing, maintaining and making available audio visual aids, tracts, brochures, etc. as may be needed and requested.
(5) Special Services - He may be available for ordinations, dedications, etc., upon invitation by the local church.
With regards to missions and denominational activities, the Director of Missions shall:
(1) Promote the denominational program; keep before the people and the churches the World Mission Program of Southern Baptists; promote the Cooperative Program.
(2) Assist in locating new missions sites and lend help in starting new missions.
(3) Lead in the promotion and planning of simultaneous efforts such as On Mission Celebrations, Evangelism Campaigns, Stewardship Revivals and Church Finance Clinics.
(4) Keep denominational leadership posted on changes in associational, organization and church leadership.
The Director of Missions shall:
(1) Have general supervision of the association office and shall supervise any secretarial work in the office.
(2) Work with all associational department directors in the planning and promotion of their work and in coordination with calendar of activities.
(3) Work with all associational committees in their area of assigned responsibilities.
(4) It shall be the responsibility of the Director of Missions to promote special days and emphasize conventions and other denominational meetings to the Association, to inform the Baptist Witness and other news media of items in the Association. He shall endeavor to visit all the churches during a church function at least once a year in order to maintain and promote the associational program, and shall do all within his power to promote unity, goodwill and cooperation among churches, pastors and church leaders.
(5) The Director shall serve for an indefinite term at the pleasure of the Director and Association.
a. When the Director desires to terminate the relationship he shall give written notice to the Association, through the Executive Committee at least 30 days prior to the end of his service.
b. Should the Association wish to terminate the relationship, the following procedures shall be followed:
1. Interested parties shall bring their views to the attention of the Executive Committee.
2. The Executive Committee shall meet and counsel with the Director and if they deem it appropriate, bring a recommendation to the Association at a special meeting called in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association.
3. Any vote to terminate must pass by 3/4 majority vote of those present and voting with a minimum of 50 percent of the churches of the Association represented at the special called meeting.
4. The Director shall be granted 30 days severance pay and accrued vacation time.
***The Director of Misiions responsibilities were amended on October 11, 2016 (Annual Meeting) to read
ARTICLE IV – DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The Director of Missions
The Director of Missions shall be available to the churches of the Middle Florida Association, limited only by his time and schedule, in the following capacities.
(2) Teaching and Preaching
B. Pulpit Supply, not to exceed Two (2) consecutive Sundays, for
which he may be remunerated by the local church. ADD
without prior approval from the Administrative Committee.