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First Baptist Church of Doylestown

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted:
06/06/2013
Categories:
Children's Pastor
Denomination:
Baptist
Church Size:
251 to 350
Job Type:
Part-Time
First Baptist Church of Doylestown
Job Description:

To develop and oversee a Christ-centered children’s ministry (birth through sixth grade) dedicated to bringing children into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, moving them toward spiritual maturity and equipping them to use their spiritual gifts in service for Christ. 

 

Qualifications

  • Believer and follower of Jesus Christ as Savior who has a mature and vibrant faith as demonstrated by the Fruit of the Spirit.   
  • A heart, passion, calling, and gifting specifically for families and children.   
  • Can recruit and equip volunteer leaders in an intergenerational setting.
  • Has demonstrated a commitment to teamwork.
  • Possesses good communication and organization skills.  
  • Has a heart and the gift for teaching children and equipping others to teach children in a Biblical, gospel-centered manner.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred. 

 

Supervisor: The Director of Children’s Ministries is under the direct supervision of the Lead Pastor or his designee from the full-time staff.

 

Major areas of responsibility     

 

Ministry Oversight

  • All children’s ministries up to and including 6th grade
  • Church nursery
  • Annual Vacation Bible School
  • Regular fellowship opportunities for children through 6th grade and/or their families
  • Regular Bible study program for the children
  • Be a resource for parents
  • Provide a community focus to programming when possible    

Leadership Development

  • Recruit ministry leaders for each of the children’s ministries.
  • Equip and spiritually encourage ministry leaders for each of the children’s ministries
  • Develop a team approach and encourage team building with ministry volunteers
  • Assist with conflict resolution if needed

Administration

  • Maintain an effective communication network that will enable ministry volunteers to do their job effectively.
  • Maintain healthy team relationships with pastors and staff through relationship building, weekly staff meetings, and other meetings as necessary.
  • Supervise and support all volunteers.
  • Should be ever conscious of the need for confidentiality
  • Provide regular evaluation of all Children’s programs to pastoral staff.
  • Purposefully support First Baptist Church of Doylestown’s defining characteristics of being incurably local, culturally relevant, and intergenerational.
  • Provide managerial oversight for all children’s programs.
  • Provide input to pastoral staff that helps develop and support a safe and secure environment and facility for children.

Teaching 

  • Choose and implement a Biblical, gospel-centered curriculum, with relevant and interesting/fun materials, for all children.
  • Encourage gospel-centered teaching intended to bring life change rather than merely informational teaching intended to bring about behavior modification.
  • Plan for the regular discipleship of children.
  • Encourage creativity at all levels of teaching.
  • Provide teacher training i.e. curriculum and how to effectively teach children.

Personal Growth

  • Maintain a growing relationship with the Lord that includes regular prayer, worship, and reading of the Word.
  • Continue to develop leadership gifts as well as an understanding of children and children’s ministry through on-going training, ministry networking and personal development
  • Meet in a group setting with entire Pastoral staff for spiritual guidance and mentorship.

 

The Children’s Ministries Director is a 30 hour/week position with a competitive salary.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to:  childrensdirector@fbcdoylestown.org (Please do not apply through ChurchStaffing.)

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