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- has an average worship attendance of 275
Job at First Baptist Church
A minister to children, birth to 6th grade, and their families.
•Oversees and directs the planning, coordination, implementation & evaluation of all non-music ministries and programs for individuals from birth through 6th grade. •Leads the church in all facets of outreach & spiritual formation for children & their families. (Ministering to kids in the community through VBS, etc.) •Coordinates all children’s ministries with the overall church calendar. Coordination is carried out in cooperation with the ministerial staff & appropriate church organizations. Programs & activities are communicated to ministerial staff, relevant committees, & volunteers & leaders. •Provides or obtains training, leadership and development opportunities for those in our church who serve in positions relevant to this staff member (e.g., Sunday School teachers, volunteers, etc.). • Prepares & leads a strategic balance of ministries and discipling efforts with children to ensure Biblical knowledge and literacy, exposure to the message of Jesus, & connecting the Christian faith to daily life, through ongoing faith training, recreational events & seasonal, age appropriate activities that promote both fun and learning. • Enables children to experience service & missions training & experience. • Educates families on best practices to foster & promote spiritual exploration, discovery, and maturity in the home with parents & siblings. • Evaluates & offers recommendations for curriculum used for children within the church for Sunday School, discipleship training, Christian education & missions education in consultation with other staff. • Ensures a safe, secure learning environment for children through volunteer training, screening & management (notarized information forms, nursery security, etc.). • Understands & works within the employment guidelines of the church’s personnel policy manual. • Participates & serves in other areas as directed by the senior pastor and/or the congregation. • Works with other staff members to implement Sunday evening discipleship programs so the whole family can have a discipleship time or experience (seasonal). • Oversees the children’s sermon during worship & organize the children’s worship time. • Ministers to families who are expecting or just had a baby, through hospital visits, care packages, information packets about FBCK’s children’s ministries, and/or prayer and support that is expected from the church family. • Ministers to member children & their families in the event of hospitalization or illness by way of visitation, care packages, and/or personalized cards. • Lead Soccer Ministry by planning & implementing the ministry through organizing registration, recruiting coaches & volunteers, planning devotions, concessions, etc. • Attends all regularly scheduled staff meetings & any called meetings as directed by staff or the Deacon Council.
• Serves as staff coordinator for all non-music programs and ministries for children & their families. • Serves as staff liaison & representative to selected church councils and committees as directed by the senior pastor and/or congregation. • Works in developing budget allocations, financial requests & overseeing expenditures in related ministry areas. • Identifies and enlists volunteers and leadership in ministries related to children & their families. • Participates in special-event planning and the full range of the church’s life and mission as it pertains to children & their families. • Gives an account to the deacon council for all non-music ministries for children & their families. • Immediate supervisor is the senior pastor. • Reports periodically to the Minister of Children Search Committee during a predetermined probationary period.
• Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to share that relationship with others. • Pursues a lifestyle of personal growth in spiritual relationship, family, ministry, & leadership. • Has a belief in God’s personal call to vocational ministry. • Has the ability to work well with a church staff & in partnership with the congregation. This minister should enjoy working directly with children & parents. • Has a commitment to personal spiritual growth. • Has a commitment to tithing. • Is in agreement with traditional Baptist beliefs and values as reflected in the 1963 Baptist Faith & Message. • Is teachable, responsive, & respectful of authority. • Possesses strong organizational & leadership skills. • Able to recruit, train & empower a dynamic team of volunteers.
• Has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Biblical and/or theological degree/discipline preferred. • Prior experience in Children’s Ministry, Preschool and/or Elementary Education. • Willing & able to drive the church’s 15 passenger bus for children’s events outside the church. • Able to maximize social media outlets for communication and outreach to the community, our children & their families.
First Baptist Kannapolis is excited as we prepare to invite a full-time children's minister to serve the Lord in our congregation. We are willing to invest in this important role and look forward to the impact the Lord will make through the service of this individual. We have dedicated families and great volunteers, but are in search of a full-time ministry leader, one who will drive home a vision to bring about growth to our children's ministry, birth through 6th grade. We are a traditional church with regard to worship style and enjoy the benefits of those practices, yet we enjoy creativity in worship on occasion when done with excellence.
First Baptist is a downtown church in a downtown that is quickly changing. Currently, the downtown is torn up as a baseball stadium is being constructed and new surrounding shops and apartments are planned and will be built shortly following. There is tremendous potential for our future. One of the most special things about our children's ministry is the outreach for children and their families through our fall soccer ministry, approaching its 10th season.
We are praying for God's best and can't wait to meet our new children's minister. Thank you for your consideration and know that we'll be praying over each resume as we seek the Lord's will for this hire.