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Farmers Branch Church of Christ

Dallas, Texas, United States

Date Posted:
Family Pastor
Church of Christ
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Farmers Branch Church of Christ
Job Description:

Position: Family Department Head
Reports To: Executive Minister
Department: Family
Hours: Full Time
Position type: Ministerial
Level: Department Head
Campus: All

The Family Department’s purpose is to help the children and students of The Branch to grow in an intimate relationship with God. The Family Department Head is responsible for the development and implementation of people and programming that will help children and students from birth through grade twelve to live in an intimate relationship with God.


1. Baccalaureate degree in a related field preferred, master degree desirable.

2. Minimum of five years implementing a dynamic, growing children’s, youth or family ministry.

3. Experience with the administrative duties associated with a large ministry staff such as preparing reviews for subordinates, developing annual spending budgets based on ministry goals, monitoring all departmental expenses for adherence to budget.

4. Ability to recruit, motivate, train and equip staff and volunteers necessary to successfully accomplish departmental goals.

5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

6. Be a happily committed member of The Branch by:

a. Endorsing and supporting the Core Beliefs.
b. Evidencing a commitment to the Core practices and Core virtues


1. Reports directly to the Executive Minister.

2. Is a part of the senior leadership team which includes the senior minister, executive minister and the heads of each of the other departments.

3. Coordinates with other members of the church staff, especially the other members of the Family Department.


The Family Department Head:

1. Works with the Executive Minister to recruit, hire, develop, manage and (if necessary) terminate subordinate members of the family department staff.

2. Is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive program that will help the children and students of The Branch to grow in an intimate relationship with God by learning the core beliefs, growing in the core practices and developing the core virtues.

3. Oversees the recruiting and equipping of volunteers necessary to implement the ministry programming for children and students.

4. Develops and implements a leadership-training program for volunteers that will help provide leadership and volunteers necessary to accommodate growth in general and additional campuses in particular.

5. Works collaboratively with the senior leadership team and the family department staff and volunteers to develop an annual budget for the family department and ensures that the family department staff works within that budget.

6. Provides programs and resources to help parents with children and students at The Branch to fulfill their responsibility for the spiritual formation of their children.

7. Personally participates as an active and engaged member of The Branch.

8. Develops and maintains positive and productive working relationships with staff members and volunteers, as well as with the children, students and parents who are the focus of the family department.

9. Participates in other pastoral functions as assigned by the Senior Minister or Executive Minister.

10. Remains a happily committed member of The Branch by endorsing and supporting the Core Beliefs, engaging in the Core Practices and evidencing the Core Virtues.

Core Beliefs:

•Bible - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, and therefore the final authority in our under-standing of God and life. (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

•God - There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8, Ephesians 1:13-14)

•Humanity - God created human beings in His image for the purpose of living in an intimate relationship with Him. Through our sin, though, we are separated from an intimate relationship with God. (Acts 17:24-28, Isaiah 59:1-2)

•Salvation - God sent His son, Jesus Christ, to offer His righteous life as payment for our sin. Salvation is a free gift of God received through faith and expressed through confession, repentance, and baptism.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Romans 1:16-17; 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9, John 3:16, Acts 2:38)

•Transformation - God not only wants us to save us, He wants to transform us into the image of His Son. Transformation is initiated by salvation, sustained by God’s grace, and gathers momentum as our will is brought in ever-increasing alignment with God’s will. (Philippians 2:12, Romans 12:1-2)

•Church - The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to reach those separated from God and mature those who have been restored to God through Christ. (Ephesians 4:1-16)

•Eternity - Christ will one day return, final judgment will be rendered, the image of God will be completely restored within us, and we will reign with Christ forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 1 John 3:2)

Pray daily
Read the Bible daily
Attend corporate worship assembly weekly
Connect with believers in a small group regularly
Tell others of our experience with God
Invite others to engage in an intimate relationship with God
Contribute tithes and offerings to God
Exercise our talents to serve others
Speak honorably of others


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Farmers Branch Church of Christ

The Branch is a multi-site church in the north Dallas suburbs with locations in Farmers Branch and Carrollton. More...