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Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

Director of Preschool Ministry

Burnt Hickory Baptist Church
Powder Springs, Georgia, United States

Date Posted: 01/21/2011
Categories: Church Staff
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Position Vacancy - Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

Candidate Desired: Experienced, resourceful leader to direct the Preschool Ministry of a fast-growing family suburban church in Northwest Metro-Atlanta.

• Conservative, Bible-believing evangelical church with a progressive mind-set toward ministry
• Double-digit growth (2005:1565; 2008:1825; 2010:2050)
• Mission: "Passionately Pursuing Christ & Passionately Pursuing People"
• 100,000 people within 5 miles of church, primarily well-educated young professional families
• Family-oriented programming and events to target community
• Newer family-oriented facility, with high visibility in community
• Four Worship Services with Two Sunday School hours (Two blended services with choir and orchestra, two services with live band and sermon simulcast into second auditorium); no Sunday evening service
• Major focus also on Wednesday evening “Family Discipleship Night” (1,000 in attendance)
• Staff stability & longevity (Senior Pastor has been at the church 23 years)

• Facility / Ministry has theme: Park Street Jr (Birth-2 yrs); Park Street (3-5 yrs)
• 52 Sunday School Classes, 124 full-time workers plus volunteers
• Continued Growth (2005:220; 2008:250; 2010:300)
• Serves on Ministry Staff, reporting directly to Executive Pastor-Education, has 5 direct-report staff members
• Uses Gospel Light on Sunday mornings, Lil K from Kidmo on Wednesday nights
• Emphasis is on progressive ministry to develop the children spiritually, as well as to reach their families.
• Weekday programming
o Sunday: Sunday School (LifeGroups) & Preschool Worship
o Wednesday: Wednesdays @ The Park
• Other significant programming/events:
Easterterrific; VBS; PumpkinFest; PajamaRama; Parent/ Child Dedications; Parenting classes; Young Moms’ Bible Study
• Previous Preschool Director served 5 years – retired on good terms
• Preschool Ministry has strong stable lay–leader organization in-place.
• Paid staff reporting to Preschool Director:
o Park Street Associate; Park Street Jr Associate; Ministry Assistant; Paid Childcare Director; Resource Coordinator
• Website: