First Friends Sports Ministry

First Friends Sports Ministry has over 56 leagues with offerings that reach all ages: ranging from age five to sixty plus years old. Sports offerings include basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, youth baseball, softball, cheerleading, and exercise classes. First Friends Arts Academy also falls under sports ministry umbrella, which consists of classes in dance, drawing, and drama. We offer summer camps for area youth in basketball, volleyball and the Arts. First Friends Church sits on 40 residential acres with 15 acres dedicated to sports fields: three baseball fields, and two soccer fields. Inside the church we have two full size hard wood courts used for basketball and volleyball leagues and an additional dance studio room. There are 4,100 plus participants and coaches in our sports programs per year. Visit our Sports website at firstfriendssports.com to get a scope of the Ministry.

Personal and Professional Qualifications
We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who has these strong, proven personal and professional qualities:

  1. Evident love for Jesus with passion and ability to share the Gospel
  2. Ability to advance the FFC Sports Ministry through strategic thinking and vision casting with corresponding ability to implement the vision.
  3. Strong communication skills – presentational, written, interpersonal and group communication skills and able to interact with all ages.
  4. Strong administrative/leadership skills – able to manage at a macro and micro levels.
  5. Demonstrated coaching and sports ministry experience and corresponding skills.

Interested candidates should have a college degree and can submit a resume with references and statement of faith.

All communication should be sent by e-mail to the Pastor of Administration, Roger Foote. [email protected]

Salary (Estimate):
$41,000 - $50,000
Church size:
751 - 1000

About First Friends Church

First Friends Church is an evangelical congregation located in Canton, OH.

We believe faith in Jesus Christ creates a spiritual transformation in our lives. Everything we do is designed to help you to experience that transformation by “Building mature followers of Jesus in the Church and home.”  We see the answer to our prayers in the evidence of changed lives! Our Vision for every person in our church family is for Jesus to Transform the Heart, Transform the Home, and Transform the World. We pray you will experience this transformation of faith too!

Our Vision: Transform the Heart…Transform the Home…Transform the World

Our Values: Christ-like qualities and priorities we strive for in the church and home as we seek to fulfill our mission.

Our Mission: Building mature followers of Jesus through the Church and home.