Kids Ministry Director

Brainerd Baptist Church

Job Description

Kids Ministry Director (Full-Time) 

Job Description

Brainerd’s Vision:

Helping those who are far from God become committed followers of Jesus Christ 

from the Scenic City to the nations.

Summary of Position:

The Kids Ministry Director at Brainerd serves our church family by shepherding the children (birth through elementary school) and leading our ministry to these children and their families. Kids Ministry is part of the comprehensive strategy of our church to fulfill our vision through delivering the Word, discipling the believer, and deploying our church to the world.  The Kids Ministry Director is responsible for developing and directing this strategy among this age group in our church.

Desired Characteristics:

  • A committed follower of Jesus and a lifestyle that honors Him and facilitates His mission.  We define what we mean by “Committed Follower of Jesus” here 
  • Committed to the mission, vision, and theological beliefs of Brainerd Baptist Church  
  • Willing to work according to the personnel manual of the church
  • Sense a calling from the Lord to Kids Ministry, love children, and desire to see them become followers of Jesus. 
  • Highly organized and capable of multi-tasker
  • Possess an approachable personality to both kids, parents, and fellow coworkers.
  • Comfortable leading both staff and volunteers
  • Willing to have hard redemptive conversations when necessary
  • Desire to work within a larger team and within the existing strategy of the church

Desired Competencies:

  • Manage multiple events happening weekly and seasonally
  • Communicating through multiple means (i.e. social media, email, phone, etc.) and to multiple audiences (particularly parents)
  • Develop and delegate leadership to volunteers
  • Offer member care to families and mothers
  • Equip parents to raise and disciple their children. This would include having a resource toolbox for parents at each stage of life and pertaining to specific issues.
  • Able to create an exciting discipleship environment for kids
  • Efficiency with Google Suite, Planning Center, Mailchimp, etc.
  • Create and manage budgets for his/her ministry area
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Possess supervisory skills to effectively oversee staff and Volunteer Team Leaders

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Kids Ministry  Director is a member of the Discipleship Team and Kids Team, and serves as the resource for all Children’s-related ministries.

  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in all weekly and seasonal children’s program and activities including, but not limited to, weekend worship and Life Group, Midweek (Wednesday night) activities, VBS, Kids Camp, and Kids Ministry Leadership Team meetings.
  • Initiate new ministries and programs with supervisor and budgetary approval in a manner that enriches and supports the mission of the church and the Kids Ministry.
  • Partner with Discipleship Ministry staff to continuously help families progress in their walk with God through a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Provide spiritual counseling, as appropriate, to children and parents. Provide referral, as appropriate, to other sources of counseling.
  • Recruit volunteers to staff the programs of the Kids Ministry.
  • Develop an annual calendar for children’s ministries, coordinate it with other ministries of the church, and update and publish it regularly.
  • Prepare an annual budget for Kids ministries in conjunction with Discipleship Pastor and administer the budget in a manner that exhibits faithful stewardship.
  • Work closely with the Head of School of Brainerd Baptist School to coordinate sharing of facilities and overlapping programs.
  • Provide annual opportunities for teacher training and enrichment subject to budget approval; utilize a variety of means to encourage and equip teachers and helpers.
  • Actively communicate with parents and children on a personal level.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of equipment and supplies owned by the church and used in the Kids Ministry.
  • Conduct background checks and safety training for all adults serving with children and maintain appropriate documentation on file.
  • Maintain discipline records for the children.
  • Provide parents with (at least) bi-annual updates on their child from the child’s Life Group leader or another leader in the ministry.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned by the Discipleship Pastor.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Study in either education or ministry is preferred but not required.

Experience Required:

  • Experience working with children is required. Supervisory experience preferred. 

Other Requirements:

  • Commitment to maintaining the most current standards of safety for the children in this ministry
  • Passes a criminal background check, credit check, drug screening or other checks as directed by personnel policies
  • Able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Reports To: Discipleship Pastor

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Kids Ministry Coordinators for Campuses
  • Parents Day Out Coordinator
  • Parents Night Out Coordinator
  • Other part-time workers as necessary

Work Environment: Primarily indoors. Occasionally outdoors for events and activities.


Detailed in the offer letter.

Employer Information

Brainerd Baptist Church is a multi-generational and multi-campus church located in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. We exist to help those who are far from God become committed followers of Jesus from the Scenic City to the nations. We believe that discipleship is a vital part of the life of a believer.  Our mission: to deliver the Word, disciple the believer, deploy the church.


Job Department: Kids / Discipleship

Reports to: Discipleship Pastor

Job Location: Chattanooga

State: Tennessee

Candidates interested in this position can apply by sending their resume including three references to [email protected].  

About Brainerd Baptist Church

Since its birth, Brainerd has been a church known for delivering God’s Word, discipling believers, and deploying the church on mission.

We have planted two churches. The first was S. Seminole Baptist Church, which became a fully-independent church on September 27, 1955 with a membership of 171. The second was the Frawley Mission, established in 1959. It is now called Frawley Baptist Church.

Today, our church meets on three different campuses (Chattanooga, North Georgia, and East Ridge). Our Chattanooga campus has two venues: the sanctuary venue and the BX venue. While we worship on multiple campuses and in different venues, we continue to be one church family bound together by a common vision and strategy. Each week our church family gathers together in authentic worship centered around God’s Word which is delivered through expository messages. Our pastors aim to explain the point of the passage and then apply that point to the life of our church. Throughout the week, small groups of our church family gathers together in Life Groups to study the God’s Word, fellowship, pray, and hold one another accountable. And all around the world you’ll find members of our church family serving on mission from the Scenic City to the nations.

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
10 months ago
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
1,000-2,500 people