Associate Pastor of Youth and Children

Sardis Baptist Church

Job Description

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” - Deuteronomy 6:6–9 (ESV)


Position Reports To: Senior Pastor


Job Classification: This position is a full-time position.


Purpose: This person will function as a pastoral team member to give support to Sardis Baptist Church and its mission to minister to both youth and children. This person will help provide vision, oversight, and direction to all aspects of both ministries, ranging from birth to high school. This person will serve as a pastor/shepherd for families and volunteers at Sardis and will implement a ministry that is consistent with the overall beliefs, mission, and vision of Sardis Baptist Church.



Ø Must have a dynamic, passionate, and maturing walk with Jesus.

Ø Must have a passion to see families -- men, women, boys and girls -- transformed by the gospel and grow in their relationship with Christ.

Ø Must affirm the inspiration, inerrancy, infallibility, and full sufficiency of the Bible.

Ø Must agree with Sardis Baptist Church’s doctrine and beliefs

Ø Must have the ability to recruit, teach, and train volunteers.

Ø Must have good communication and organizational skills. 

Ø Having formal theological education from a Southern Baptist school/seminary is preferred; master’s level seminary education is desired.

Ø Having 3-5 years ministry experience is preferred.


The Scope of the position includes:

Ø Expand ministry strategies that help parents and families in every stage of life.

Ø Oversee and implement child protection policies and training.

Ø Serve as a pastoral presence for our entire church.

Ø Provide direct leadership to our Youth and Children’s Sunday school ministry, which will include training of teachers, class structure, and providing oversight (along with the Senior Pastor) of literature.

Ø Lead, develop, encourage, and care for the Children and Youth volunteers.

Ø Attend weekly staff meetings.

Ø Help develop an overall assimilation process for visitors and new members.

Ø Be open to provide leadership in other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.

Ø Provide pastoral care (along with Senior Pastor), including hospital visits, prospects, and crisis situations (a full team effort is needed in times of crisis).

Ø Assist Pastoral staff and all members in times of need.

Ø Preach in the absence of the Pastor.




Some Personal Requirements:

Ø Excel at leading and developing leaders.

Ø Be able to establish credibility with parents and Church members.

Ø Is knowledgeable and up to date regarding the Christian and secular issues of the day and how they affect ministering to our families.

Ø Be a team player, who enjoys collaborative ministry and thrives in a team setting.

Ø Can bring fresh thinking to our strategies for adults, youth, and children.

Ø Abide by Sardis Baptist Church Constitution and Bylaws.

Ø Must submit to a criminal background check.

Ø Must complete security training for children.


General Information: This job description is not all-inclusive and may be amended by the Pastor and Deacons. This is intended to provide a general understanding of the duties and responsibilities for this position. As with all staff positions, our desire is for the staff members to be team players and growing as disciples of and disciple-makers for Jesus Christ.

About Sardis Baptist Church

We are an aging church, but one that desires to see the youth and children's ministries grow. Both ministries are in need of rebuilding and there is great opportunity for that to happen. Our area is growing so there is an open window.

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 year ago
Hartwell, Georgia

Baptist: SBC

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