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Minister of Children and Families
The Minister of Children and Families is called to lead and administer a comprehensive gospel-centered children’s ministry at First Baptist Church Dandridge. This position focuses on the spiritual development and care of all children, including an intentional relationship with their families.
• The minister must be a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, who maintains a life of faithfulness and integrity, who has sensed a divine calling to children’s ministry, who has a heart for children and families, and a desire to proclaim the gospel and promote discipleship.
• The minister must have a high school diploma (or equivalent); a bachelors degree; and preferably a masters degree (or in progress) from an evangelical seminary.
• The minister must maintain a sound theology, as outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
• The minister must be over the age of 25, agree to a criminal background check, and provide credible references from previous places of employment and service.
• The minister must be spiritually mature, trustworthy, compassionate, organized, self-motivated, and teachable. They must also possess strong skills in administration, communication, and leadership.
• Conduct the children’s ministry in a way that completely obeys Scripture, promotes the gospel, honors the constitution and bylaws of the church, and respects the local community.
• Love, reach, and disciple all children according to Scripture.
• Provide ministerial care and support to the families of children.
• Plan and implement all children’s ministry programs, activities, and events; including Vacation Bible School, children’s camps, retreats, etc.
• Maintain good communication with ministry staff, children’s ministry volunteers, parents, and the church concerning schedules, activities, and events.
• Collaborate on ministry with pastors, ministry staff, volunteers, helpers, and leaders.
• Seek to reach new children and families in the area through local school and community involvement.
• Evaluate current ministry programs and personnel on an annual basis.
• Recruit, screen, train, equip, and supervise all children’s ministry leaders and volunteers.
• Implement ministry practices related to child protection and medical emergencies.
• Coordinate with Minister of Worship & Music for activities involving children’s music and choirs.
• Coordinate with the Pastor of Students and Families for transitioning children into the Student Ministry.
• Plan and submit a comprehensive annual budget to the Finance Committee each year.
• Maintain personal disciplines that lead to spiritual growth (e.g. worship, prayer, Bible study, group fellowship, etc.).
• Engage in means of self-improvement through books, conferences, training sessions, and/or mentorships.
• Maintain normal office hours, with the exception of when ministry takes place outside the office.
• Serve as a liaison between FBC and the Dandridge Christian Learning Center (DCLC), which is located on the FBC campus.
• Be under the authority of the Senior Pastor.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor, including other ministry areas of the church.