Associate Pastor of Family Ministry

First Baptist Church

Job Description

General Job Description:

The Associate Pastor of Family Ministries is called, first and foremost, to shepherd the flock of First Baptist Church Union. As a shepherd, he will be invited to serve as a fellow pastor, with all of the responsibilities that the office entails.

Family Ministry Philosophy: First Baptist Church operates under a Family-Equipping Ministry model. This means that while we still provide programming for students and children, each of these ministries will champion and support parents as the primary disciple makers in the home. The church assumes the responsibility to equip parents to model and support this for families.


Teaching Responsibilities:

  • The Family Pastor will split his primary teaching time between three distinct groups:
  • students, children, and parents.
  • The primary Wednesday night teaching will be focused on students. Other opportunities
  • will be provided for him to give direct instruction to children.
  • The Family Pastor will also seek expedient opportunities for training and
  • encouragement of parents of students and children.
  • It is the responsibility of the Family Pastor to identify and equip other leaders in the
  • church to participate in direct teaching when he is giving his time to another ministry area.
  • Leadership Responsibilities:
  • The Family Pastor will also be responsible for leading the student ministry leadership
  • team for the weekly planning and implementation of student programming such as fellowship, church camps, youth trips, events, worship, Bible study, discipleship, evangelism and other mission and ministry opportunities.
  • The Family Pastor will also be responsible for leading the children’s ministry leadership team for the weekly planning and implementation of children’s programming such as fellowship, church camps, youth trips, events, worship, Bible study, discipleship, evangelism and other mission and ministry opportunities.
  • The Family Pastor will:

o Recruit, train, and lead volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities.

o Invest and engage relationally with students, children, and their families

o Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles.

o Be available to provide Biblical counseling with students, children, and their

parents when necessary.

• The Family Pastor will stay current with family ministry practices by:

o Reading relevant resources

o Attending leadership conferences

o Engaging in associational, state, and national networks


Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Develop a calendar for both students and children that will complement the ministry calendar of FBCU as a whole.
  • Carefully plan and manage both the Student and Children’s Ministry budgets.
  • Maintain a presence in the office during the week to help address needs that arise.


Organizational Relationship:

The position of Family Pastor is a full-time position, and performance is subject to periodic evaluation. The Family Pastor will maintain a shareable, monthly activities calendar, reviewable by the Senior Pastor for the purposes of counsel and evaluation. The Family Pastor acknowledges that this job description may be modified in whole or part by FBCU, Personnel Committee, Senior Pastor as deemed necessary. The Family Pastor shall be in all matters directly accountable first to the Senior Pastor. The Family Pastor will have direct contact with church membership and paid staff; he will have initial oversight of the paid staff and volunteer leaders, subject to the authority of the Senior Pastor.

About First Baptist Church

FBC Union is a church of about 300 on Sunday mornings. We are located in a rural community of about 2500 in Newton County, MS. Union is a great town and much of what happens here is built around the school. On a given Wednesday evening, we usually run about 50 in adult Bible study, about 70 in children's ministry (K-6) and about 40 in student ministry. Our VBS attendance annually is about 100+ kids.


We are a blended congregation in worship style. Our pastor is an expository preacher of the Word.

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Experience Required
1-5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
3 weeks ago
Location
Union, Mississippi

Denomination
Baptist: SBC

Church Size
300-500 people people


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