Children and Youth Pastor

First Baptist Church

Job Description

Summary: The Children/Youth Pastor is primarily responsible for engaging our families and their children/youth through small groups, classes, special events and other programs. The purpose of family ministry at FBC is to help develop disciple-making students who love Jesus and who engage their friends, neighbors, and classmates with the good news of Jesus. 


  • Coordinate and catalyze ministry to children and youth in Cleveland County and their families by helping our newborns through 12th graders walk in the way of Jesus Christ. 
  • Recruit, train, and motivate volunteer leaders to journey alongside our children and youth at FBC.
  • Give leadership to the work of the Youth Ministry Assist Team (YMAT), the Children Ministry Assist Team (CMAT), and provide vision to the shape of children’s and youth ministries in dynamic collaboration
  • Coordinate opportunities for parents to feel cared for and supported.
  • Support children, youth, and their families through direct pastoral care efforts as time allows and in conjunction with ministry staff, being physically, spiritually, and emotionally present for them throughout the changing seasons of life. Meet children and youth where they are at school and extracurricular events when and where appropriate.
  • Serve as the lead administrator for children and youth functions, collecting payments & forms throughout the year and managing the various youth funds.
  • Offer leadership in worship for Sundays and special services.
  • Preach on occasion in worship gatherings when applicable.

Job Logistics

  • Hours: full-time
  • Timeframe: Position is currently available and can be filled as soon as new hire is able to begin.
  • Compensation: TBD. Based on experience
  • Work week:
  • Sundays -- Sunday worship, youth and children afternoon/evening activity (6-8 hrs)
  • Weekly ministry staff meetings (Mondays)
  • Mid-week evening program for children and youth
  • Routine opportunities for connection with children and youth
  • Additional regular commitments
  • Regular meetings leading children and youth volunteers and assist teams
  • Preparation time for family events
  • Ongoing -- communication with staff and families by phone, text, email; time in relationship-building with youth
  • Additional as-needed commitments
  • Occasional children and youth trips/retreats
  • Camp in the summer
  • Pastoral care as needs arise


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Divinity or similar degree preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in children or youth ministry strongly preferred
  • Previous church work experience strongly preferred
  • Highly-developed skills in interpersonal communication (verbal, written, listening), with a strong sensitivity to appropriate discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to work and interact in a collaborative environment with colleagues and church members, while being an independent self-starter
  • Commitment to full and positive engagement within the vision of the church to make disciples in Cleveland County for the glory of God.

About First Baptist Church

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Shelby, North Carolina


Church Size
200-300 people people

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