Job Description

Next Gen Pastor (Student and Children) Job Description


The Pastor of Students and Children is responsible for the development, implementation, promotion, and leadership of a comprehensive ministry designed to disciple and strengthen a lifelong faith in Jesus Christ in children, students, and their families. This position provides both hands-on ministry, as well as development of leadership within each ministry (Student and Children’s). Working together with ministry leadership they will dream and cast vision for their respected ministry (Students and Children). The position will oversee and develop Student/Children’s Sunday School and Discipleship (mid-week) programs, worship activities, and special events for the purpose of spiritually developing the children, students, and families of the church, attracting new families, and engaging the church in greater outreach to our community. They will work closely with, submit to, and be accountable to the Lead Pastor.


  •  Personal, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  •  Meets the biblical qualifications for pastoral ministry, required (1 Tim. 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9)
  •  Called to ministry with a passion for children and students.
  •  Married to a like-minded wife and committed to marriage and family.
  •  Gifted Bible teacher.
  •  Passionate about Discipleship and Missions.
  •  Possesses and demonstrates strong people, communication, and organizational skills.
  •  Experience managing staff and/or servant teams and developing leaders and servants.
  •  Disciplined in the use of social media platforms.


  •  2 years full-time ministry experience, preferred.
  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, required.
  •  Master’s degree from a like-minded evangelical seminary, preferred.
  •  Affirms the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message (
  •  Ordained, preferred.
  •  A willingness to pursue ongoing additional Student and Children’s ministry training or education through attending conferences, reading, and online training platforms.


  •  Properly maintain your personal walk with the Lord through Bible study, prayer, and accountability.
  •  Develop and implement a vision for Students and Children (Next Generation) Discipleship in conjunction with the Lead Pastor and the overall Mission, Core Values, and Vision at FBC Friendsville.
  •  Integrate children/student ministries into the overall objectives of the church.
  • Total responsibility for age-appropriate Bible study, fellowship opportunities, summer camps, discipleship, & mission programs for Students (6th - 12th grade) and Children’s (birth - 5th grade) ministry. This includes but may not be limited to recruiting and training leadership, reviewing, and selecting curriculum, submitting budget requests, ordering materials, and staying informed about current ministry trends.
  • Teach weekly in Student Ministry (Sunday School and midweek), Sunday morning in KidsKlub (children’s church), and as opportunity permits on Sunday morning worship. (This individual is not responsible for the Children’s Wednesday night Awana program).
  • Planning of all events/ministries related to Student and Children’s ministry in coordination with other ministries of the church.
  • Lead in evangelistic outreach and train students/children to share their faith.
  • Lead on-school campus activities for student/children discipleship, and support team building,
  • like attending games, competitions, recitals, events, etc.
  • Establish and maintain a church presence in our community and local schools.
  • Supervise the social media presence/development for the FBC Friendsville Student and Children’s ministry to ensure the FBC Friendsville Student and Children’s web page is current and inviting for all.
  • Recruit, vet, lead, equip, develop, support, celebrate and mobilize student/children’s leaders/volunteers to create and maintain an effective ministry team.
  • Plan and provide leadership for Student and Children’s activities such as church camps, VBS, D-Now weekends, mission trips, Summer Camp, retreats, etc.
  • Develop vision-specific annual budgets and ministry calendars for Students and Children that effectively prioritize discipleship fulfillment over attractional activity.
  • Provide training for parents/guardians to help strengthen and equip them to evangelize and disciple their students and children.
  • Implement/maintain policies that allow for safe and secure ministry.
  • Be prepared to refer students/children and their families to professional counselors when
  • such needs dictate.


  • Meet regularly with the pastor, staff, and appropriate church leadership for planning, evaluating, and coordinating the ministries of the church.
  • Work with the church leadership, staff, and congregation to achieve the overall vision of the church.
  • Serve as an active staff member, participating in staff meetings, congregational ministry, pastoral care, and gospel community within the Body.
  • Work with appropriate groups to develop a comprehensive church calendar.
  • Serve as an ex-officio member on church committees as appointed by the lead pastor.
  • In the event the Pastor is absent for a regular service, the Associate Next Gen Pastor may
  • lead and provide the message for the service.
  • Perform wedding ceremonies, burial, and funeral services as requested.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development.
  • Other duties as assigned by Lead Pastor.

To apply, please send your resume to [email protected]

About First Baptist Church Friendsville

Our mission is to develop passionate followers of Christ who will reach the world.

Our core values: Biblical Truth, The Gospel, Spiritual Growth, Missional Living, Wholehearted Worship, Authentic Community, Intentional Community, and Traditional Family.

FBC Friendsville is a missional congregation with the Gospel at its heart. We are located just outside the growing tri-city of Knoxville, Maryville, and Lenoir City. More and more people are moving to and falling in love with East Tennessee every day. FBC Friendsville recognizes and embraces this population growth as their mission field and opportunity to minister to all generations. 

Our vision for the student and children’s ministry is to see students, children, and their families tethered to the Gospel. We see this in three key areas. First, sound biblical doctrine (2 Timothy 2:15). Second, biblical relationships (Proverbs 22:6; 27:17). Third, life on mission (Matthew 28:19-20). We are overwhelmed and thankful for what God has done in and through FBC Friendsville over the last 100 years. We are even more excited about what God will do in the coming days. 

We look to honor the generations ahead and follow God’s leading as we minister to the generations that follow.  

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
1 month ago
Friendsville, Tennessee

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
200-300 people