Summary of Position
The Director of Family Ministry serves the local church by providing strategic oversight and functional leadership in its pursuit of generational disciple-making. He will be responsible for mobilizing the church (a) to equip parents as they exercise spiritual
authority in the home, and (b) to teach young people as they grow in their knowledge of the gospel.
The Director of Family Ministry will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities:
- Articulate and implement a practical vision for youth and children’s ministry. This includes (but is not limited to) programming, curriculum, and staffing.
- Provide oversight and leadership for all volunteer ministry teams that work with children or youth and their families. Important aspects involve recruiting and training workers, casting vision for ministry, and ensuring compliance with child protection
- Lead the church in training parents to be faithful disciple-makers in their homes. This is primarily accomplished by means of events, resources, and ongoing relationships.
- Mobilize the church to care for orphaned, vulnerable, or needy children in our community and around the world. This involves developing partnerships with local schools, managing a church adoption assistance program, and pursuing other opportunities for
- Participate as a full member of the staff team, including attendance at weekly meetings, involvement in the visitation of members, and fulfillment of general office responsibilities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Doctrinal and Philosophical Requirements
It is important for the Director of Family Ministry to be in alignment with the theology and practice of the church, primarily in those issues that relate directly to his ministry responsibilities. Therefore, the Director of Family Ministry must:
- Be in full agreement with the Kossuth Street Baptist Church Statement of Faith.
- Embrace a functional gospel-centered ministry philosophy that sees the grace of God in Christ as the foundation for all Christian growth.
- Champion a parent-equipping model of ministry to children and teenagers that affirms the authority and responsibility of parents by working with and through them.
- Be committed to teamwork while serving within the context of a plurality of leaders.
Education and Experience
Due to the significance of the responsibilities that this position requires, it is desired that the Director of Family Ministry would possess at least five years of experience in youth, children’s, or family ministry, preferably within the context of a local
church. A Master of Divinity (or similar degree) from an evangelical seminary is desired. It is vital that this individual be committed to ongoing personal growth and learning, competent in effective communication (both written and verbal), and proficient
in the use of basic computer skills. He must also be a man of exemplary character and Christ-like maturity.