Job Description


First Baptist Venice/The Lakefront Church

Objective: To oversee the Preschool, Children, and Young Adult Ministry

Personal Requirements

• A mature relationship with Jesus as Savior and Lord

• A person of prayer

• Exhibits the fruit of the Spirit and knows how to walk in the

power of the Spirit

• Strong relationship skills

• A person of integrity who has a good reputation with those inside and outside of the church

• In agreement with and will abide by the Southern Baptist Convention Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the By-Laws of First Baptist Church.


• Strong abilities and experience in equipping leaders and working with teams

• Ability to connect relationally with parents and children

• Good teaching ability and communication skills

• Ability to work closely with other Ministry Staff, and Church Leaders to see that the vision, objectives, and ministries are accomplished

• Proven ability to develop and implement strategies

• A willingness and ability to pioneer new things and inspire others

to new initiatives


• To help build a discipling culture among Children, Birth through 5th Grade and Young Adults

• Recruiting and equipping a team of volunteers in Preschool and Children’s Ministries

• Create a safe environment for Preschool and Children that encourages growth in spiritual maturity.

• Inspire and equip parents and young adults in their role as primary disciplers of their children. Support them in teaching and mentoring their children in a life of following Christ.

· Develop small groups for the parents of children; in-house and off-campus

• Integrate Preschool and Children into the larger church

community. Help foster an atmosphere where all ages are valued and participate.

• Work with leaders to develop a coordinated curriculum for all

ages that teaches and models the life of a Believer.

• The Family Ministries Leader will be involved in the community,

seeking out relationships with those who do not know Christ.

Result-Based Job Description

Relationships: This is a highly relational ministry and thus priority must be placed on building healthy relationships with children, and their parents. Godly success will be demonstrated by the following results:

· Result 1 - The Family Ministries Leader participates in community/school events involving Preschool and Children.

· Result 2 - Children and their parents who are new to FBCV/Lakefront are followed up promptly and made to feel welcomed.

· Result 3 - The Family Ministries Leader is accessible to parents as a sounding board and to provide prayer and counsel when needed.

· Result 4 - Events are planned regularly that are engaging not only to church families but also those in the community.

· Result 5 – There will be an increasing number of children and young adults in Connection Classes, Small Groups, and Worship.

· Result 6 – There will be parenting and marriage seminars at least two times each year.

· Result 7 – The Family Ministries Leader will be present in the Church Worship Services and will lead their family to also be

involved in the life and ministries of FBCV/The Lakefront Church.


Bachelor’s Degree is a Minimum

Ministry Background

The applicant should have a Southern Baptist Church work experience. We are a conservative, Biblically-based congregation that believes we can reach our community for Christ in many varied approaches. The applicant should have a history of creativity and a strong work ethic.

Experience Required
6 – 10 years
Education Required
Bachelor’s degree
Job Type

VENICE, Florida
Baptist: SBC
Church Size