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First Baptist Church

Children's Director

First Baptist Church
Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 05/16/2012
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Director of Children’s Ministries
First Baptist Church of Doylestown, PA

Purpose of the Job: 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.

• Possesses a passion for a relationship with God through frequent time in the Word and prayer.
• Has a love for children, and a strong desire to see them grow in their walk with Christ.
• Can recruit and equip volunteer leaders in a multi-generational setting.
• Has demonstrated a commitment to teamwork.
• Possess good communication and organization skills.
• College graduate, Master's Degree preferred.

Supervisor: The Director of Children’s Ministries is under the direct supervision of the Senior 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
• Special ministries and events for children through 6th grade (ex. musicals, children’s choirs, camps, etc.)
• Regular Bible study program for older children
• Provide on-going parent training
• Provide a community focus to programming when possible
• Partner with the Student Ministries Pastor to provide for the transition of students between the programs.

Leadership Development
• Recruit ministry leaders for each of the children’s ministries.
• Equip ministry leaders for each of the children’s ministries.
• Provide shepherding and spiritual encouragement to ministry leaders.
• Develop a team approach to ministry within each of your areas of responsibility.
• Provide parent training to facilitate the spiritual growth of children.
• Provide for and encourage team building with volunteers, interns, and any part-time staff.

• Maintain an effective communication network (meetings, phone, etc.) that will enable ministry leaders to do their job effectively.
• Develop and maintain healthy team relationships with pastors and staff through relationship building, attendance at weekly staff meetings, ministry council meetings and other meetings as necessary.
• Represent the children’s ministries at weekly staff meetings and other meetings as needed.
• Supervise all volunteers, interns, and part-time employees.
• Provide regular evaluation of all programs.
• Purposefully support the mission, vision, and goals of the First Baptist Church of Doylestown.
• Provide managerial oversight for all children’s programs.

• Secure a Bible-based curriculum, with relevant and interesting materials, for all children.
• Encourage teaching that is “life changing” rather than merely informational.
• Plan for the regular discipleship of children.
• Encourage creativity at all levels of teaching.
• Provide teacher training on a regular basis.

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.