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Idlewild Baptist Church

Communications Director
Idlewild Baptist Church

Lutz, Florida
Idlewild Baptist Church is courageously and intentionally leaning into a ministry that embodies 21st-century communication. For them, this means pursuing a richer experience across digital and social platforms rooted in authenticity, creativity, and compelling stories. Having a keen eye for artistic expression rooted in originality, simplicity, and artistry is vital to the success of this role.

Recently, leadership has been seeking the heart of God to answer the question, “What does God want the future of Idlewild Baptist Church to look like?” This new Communications Director will play a vital role in helping Idlewild maximize its reach and convey its compelling story in a way that engages hearts and transforms lives through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Church Description *

Idlewild Baptist Church began in 1933 after a neighborhood survey revealed a desire for a church in the area. The church experienced several decades of growth and change. Their most recent history, however, began in 1989 when Ken Whitten took over as Senior Pastor. Under Ken’s leadership for the past 25+ years with a congregation of over 10,000, and on any normal Sunday, attendance exceeding more than 7,000, Idlewild Baptist is a thriving church, consistently reaching an ever-increasing number of people in the region and beyond.

For the past 84 years, Idlewild has been a place of Christ-centered worship, Biblical equipping, local evangelism, and global outreach. Today, Worship services at Idlewild are current and engaging, blending the best of the old and new. Idlewild is a multi-generational church that is intentional about inviting people from all walks of life to experience God in His Word and through worship every weekend. The church is blessed with a clear vision from the leadership of where God is moving Idlewild.

Position Description *
The Communications Director is responsible for communicating the various ministries of IBC, to the staff, church, and surrounding community. The Communications Director must be a strong leader with excellent organizational, creative, and diplomatic skills. They will serve as an “architect” for ministry and event trading from concept to development in a cooperative ministry and process friendly environment.

Responsibilities include:
-Strategist for all communications
-Development and management of all graphic and print projects
-Development and management of website
-Development and management of social media channels
-Development and management of all digital signage
-Development and management of volunteer base (Leadership Academy)
-Work in cooperation and collaboration with Creative Arts and Production Division of Worship and Creative Arts
-Provide sermon series support (graphics, videos, content updates to web, etc.)

Qualifications:
-Must be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ.
-At least 5 years of directly related experience in the areas of communications, project management, and/or tech/creative arts. (Ministry experience preferred.)
-Demonstrated oral and written communication skills as well as proficiency in written expression and layout design.
-Demonstrated skills to integrate SEO, social media marketing, email marketing strategies and analytics, channel management, vendor selection, and overall campaign management.

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