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Director or Pastor of Kids

East Side Baptist Church
Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

Date Posted: 12/21/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

East Side is a growing SBC church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We have a vision to transform Fort Smith and beyond through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We will accomplish that through our mission to help people Gather (worship), Grow (Discipleship), and Go (Service). We are intentional and relentless to fulfill this vision and mission.


We also value kids and this is where you come in. Are you called to kids ministry? Do you have passion to raise up the next generation as disciples of Christ? Are you organized? Can you develop and train volunteers? Are you a self-starter? Do you have experience in kids ministry? Can you create an exciting environment for kids? Can you communicate well to parents? Can you teach in such a way that is relevant and engaging for kids? If you answered yes, you just might be a good fit for us. 


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If you feel you might be a good prospect for this position, I look forward to hearing from you. 



Rick Gering

Lead Pastor 




Position Summary The Kids’ Ministry Director is responsible for overseeing all areas of ministry for babies through sixth grade. This includes the educational and administrative functions of kids’ ministries within the church as well as the development and implementation of a family-focused partnership with parents to transform kids into disciples who make disciples. The Kids’ Ministry Director works under the supervision of the Executive Pastor in cooperation with the other pastors and directors. This is a full-time position.

Required Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree (seminary degree or coursework preferable) • At least two years of experience in kids’ ministry leadership • Passion for reaching kids for Christ and helping them grow as disciples • Vibrant growing relationship with Christ evident through attitudes and actions • Full support of the vision, values, and statement of faith of East Side Baptist Church • Competence in administrative tasks • Good written and verbal skills, with ability to speak in front of large groups • Integrity and strong interpersonal skills in relationships with staff, children, parents, and volunteers • Proven leadership skills in working with others to achieve results • Ability to practice discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality

Essential Job Functions • Oversee regular Sunday and Wednesday on-campus ministries for kids, including Sunday School, Kids’ Worship, and Awana, and in conjunction with the Preschool Coordinator • Plan and implement strategic outreach events such as VBS • Develop a family-focused partnership with parents to disciple their kids • Provide leadership training and encouragement for adult volunteers • Work with other pastors and directors to effectively coordinate kids’ ministries with other church ministries • Plan special camps and retreats for kids as needed • Plan annual budget for kids’ ministry