Minister to Children Full Time

@ First Baptist Church in Baldwyn
  • Baldwyn, Mississippi View on Map
  • Denomination: Baptist - SBC
  • Job Category: Children’s Ministry
  • Date Posted: 7 November 2022
  • Application closes: 28 February 2023
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    Job Description

    MINISTER to CHILDREN General Description:  The Minister to Children is responsible for planning, promoting, implementing and evaluating a balanced ministry for children from infant through sixth grade. To ensure harmony and focus of all church ministries this position will actively partner with staff and volunteer ministry leaders.

    Working Relationships:  The Minister to Children is a member of the pastoral staff. This position will be directly supervised by the Senior Pastor. This position is accountable to the Senior Pastor, the Personnel Committee, and ultimately the church.

    Responsibilities:  Pastoral oversight of Children’s Ministries Ensure the children’s programs and curricula are developed and conducted in a manner that complements the overall church vision and meshes well with current Student programs. Plan and implement training programs to effectively develop leaders in children’s educational ministries.  Develop and implement policies for the safety and security of children. This includes any recruitment and screening of teachers and volunteers in all areas of the ministry. Prepare and submit an annual ministry budget according to established procedures. Maintain  budget oversight of the children’s ministry budget throughout the church year. Monitor facility usage needs to support the ministry areas. Examples would be identifying space constraints, the need to update or replace worn furniture or equipment, and painting or maintenance/repair needs. Develop and maintain effective communication, collaboration and cooperation with leaders and parents. Plan, promote, and implement special events for children like VBS, summer camp, fellowships, etc. Work with parents and others to effectively staff teaching positions, nursery workers and any other church wide events where childcare and teaching is required. Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of any program, event, training, policy, or teaching materials currently being used to minister to children.

    General Duties: Attend regular staff meetings. Participate in worship leadership as required.  Perform daily administrative tasks as required. Provide basic counseling for church members as requested. Attend all church-wide functions and participate in Sunday and Wednesday programs of worship and education.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Pastor.

    Qualifications: Associates Degree or greater in Elementary Education preferred; Work experience may be considered in the absence of a degree Minimum of 3 years experience in work directly related to Children’s ministries Supervisory experience preferred Basic computer skills required, and familiarity with budgets and budgeting process preferred.

    Application closes: February 28, 2023

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