New Hope Baptist Church: Family Pastor Job Description
Task: The Family Pastor is responsible for the vision, development, strategy, growth, and implementation of all family ministries at New Hope Baptist Church. This role is designed to be a role of leadership within the church, and as such,
he must closely work with the Lead Pastor to ensure all family ministries are aligned with the direction of New Hope. The Family Pastor will oversee children’s ministry, actively disciple youth, and thoughtfully equip parents.
Qualifications: The Family Pastor must:
- Be biblically qualified as described in Acts 20:17–38; 1 Tim 3:1–7; Titus 1:5–9; 1 Pet 5:1–4.
- Be a competent leader, manager, recruiter, planner, organizer, and communicator. This position will require a pastoral individual who growingly displays the fruits of the Spirit as they work with children, young adults, and parents (Gal 5:22–23).
- Be constantly developing as a follower of Christ and potential under-shepherd.
- Be able to manage time, volunteers, and resources with biblical stewardship.
Responsibilities: The Family Pastor is expected to:
- Work with the Lead Pastor to align New Hope family ministries.
- Recruit, train, manage, and disciple all ministry volunteers.
- Develop and oversee systems and strategies for children’s ministry.
- Disciple youth to be effective gospel witnesses in order to influence their community.
- Be evangelistic by reaching families within the Mauldin and Simpsonville communities.
- Always be thinking and discussing ways to improve.
- Work and be present on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights to oversee children’s ministry, teach the youth group, and equip parents.
- Provide adequate resources and communication with parents of children and students in order to equip the family to be the primary environment for spiritual growth.
- Develop and manage the annual budget for children, student, and family ministries.
- Perform additional pastoral duties as directed by the Lead Pastor in the Lead Pastor’s absence.
Objectives: To be effective, the Family Pastor should:
- Organize children’s ministry to effectively maximize volunteer support and child development.
- Be evangelistic, approachable, and prepared to reach teenagers and families in the local community.
- Develop theologically accurate lessons in order to develop students and parents.
Accountability: The Family Pastor is accountable to:
- The Lord, Jesus Christ.
- The Lead Pastor
- The Personnel Committee