Minister of Children & Families

Bonsack Baptist Church

Job Description


  • Oversee the preschool and children’s educational programs, including Sunday School, Discipleship Training, Mission Education and Vacation Bible School, GAs and RAs
  • Enlist, train, and develop leadership for the various organizations in the preschool and children’s area
  • Provide pastoral care to workers, children, and their families (e.g., hospital visits)
  • Reach out to visiting families and assist new members with their assimilation
  • Develop and work with a Children’s Ministry Team
  • Work with the Discipleship Council and Children’s Ministry Team to develop programs that equip and support Christian parents and families, including, but not limited to classes, support groups and workshops
  • Collaborate with the Executive Pastor and WEEC Director to provide guidance to the Weekday Early Education Program
  • Coordinate with the Children’s Ministry Assistant for scheduling childcare for weekday activities, such as Bible studies and special events needing childcare
  • Hire and supervise all paid childcare personnel
  • Stay current on the latest materials and methods in preschool and children’s ministry
  • Prepare and administer the children’s ministry budget
  • Continually improve and comply with established church policies, including abuse prevention, and procedures as well as all applicable federal and state laws
  • Develop and implement a unified Christian education program with the assistance of the Minister of Youth and the Director of Christian Education
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Pastor


  • A loving and vital relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Support of the vision and the mission of Bonsack Baptist Church
  • A love and understanding of early childhood development and an understanding of special needs education
  • Ability to collaborate with staff and be part of a ministry team to promote unity and a broader vision of church service
  • College degree
  • Seminary degree preferred, Christian education with an emphasis in children’s ministry
  • Five years of experience working with children in a church setting or other child-related position
  • Five years of church staff experience preferred
  • Ability to listen and communicate, both orally and in writing. Keep children and families informed of planned events and requirements
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Must pass criminal and sexual misconduct background checks
Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
6 months ago
Roanoke, Virginia


Church Size
500-750 people

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