KIDS PASTOR (BIRTH - 6TH GRADES)
Marion First Baptist Church has begun the search for a new full-time kids pastor.
Marion First Baptist Church has recently selected a Kids Pastor Search team. The Kids Pastor Search Team is accepting resumes for the Student Pastor position through April 30, 2021. Interested candidates can send resumes to KIDSPASTORSEARCH@FIRSTMARION.ORG.
KIDS PASTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
KID’S PASTOR. First Baptist Church of Marion, Arkansas is seeking a full-time pastor of birth through sixth grade children to be part of a collaborative ministry team and a multigenerational church that is sent to welcome and disciple all people to faith in Christ. Send inquiries and resumes to Kidspastorsearch@firstmarion.org.
First Marion is a medium-sized, multigenerational church in eastern Arkansas. Marion is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee with all the benefits of a small-town community and easy access to the city.
First Marion’s Children’s Pastor should be an engaging, outgoing leader with an academic degree complimentary to ministry and experience working with children. The Pastor will be responsible for growing the current children’s ministry by developing, overseeing, and implementing an effective ministry. The First Kids Ministry (FKM) currently reaches 50-60 elementary aged children and 20-30 preschool aged children each month. The Pastor will have direct oversight over Kids Life Groups, Kids Church, Kids Connection Groups, Wednesday After School Program, and Wednesday Night First Kids Worship. Additionally, the Pastor will work alongside the Worship Pastor to oversee Kids Choir.
Qualifications and Skills:
Born-again Christian with an engaging and gracious personality
An evident calling to vocational ministry and a sincere passion to minister through the local church to influence the lives of children with the gospel of Jesus Christ
Experience working with children
An academic degree that compliments one’s field of ministry is preferred. The lack of an academic degree can be overcome with proven experience in one’s ministry field.
Professionalism in interpersonal relationships in regard to confidentiality with sensitive information
A self-directed, self-motivated worker with strong leadership, organizational, and people skills
An engaging teacher with a solid biblical and theological background
A team player (interested in the overall success and health of the church)
Detail-oriented, yet flexible in regards to calendar management
Plan and oversee all activities included in the children’s ministry
Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers for each activity in the children’s ministry
Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers for all childcare needs for church activities
Select and issue the needed curriculum for each activity included in the children’s ministry
Maintain a children’s ministry calendar for all activities for children from birth through sixth grade
Develop and present an annual budget recommendation to the finance committee
Provide a safe learning environment that is dynamic and worshipful from the child’s perspective
Provide direction, counsel, and training to parents related to interaction with children and leading children to faith in Jesus
Attend staff meetings, retreats, or conferences as directed by the Senior Pastor
Perform routine background checks on every children’s ministry volunteer
Oversee the First Kids Ministry Leadership Team
Serve on the LifeShapers Leadership Team and provide weekly chapel teaching for LifeShapers
Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor
Expectations for All Employees
A commitment to First Marion’s church-wide mission and vision
You and your family’s active attendance in First Marion’s weekly activities
An ongoing effort to be a growing, fruitful disciple of Jesus Christ through personal Bible study, an active prayer life, personal evangelism, and tithing to the local church
Prerequisite for Employment
Successful completion of background screenings and reference checks