Director of Children and Family Ministries

First Baptist Church Greeneville

Job Description

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Principle Function: The position of Director of Children and Family Ministries has as its primary purpose the development of a comprehensive plan to minister to the children of First Baptist Church and their families.

General Functions:

  1. Pursues current and latest preschool/children’s methods and procedures through personal study and education and training as related to preschool, children and family ministry.
  2. Serves on the preschool and children’s committees as an ex-officio member and as a resource person.
  3. Develop a plan to have ongoing, authentic relationships with parents enabling effective ministry.
  4. Serve as the direct supervisor of the Director of Mother’s Day out.
  5. Responsible to the Senior Pastor.
  6. Works in cooperation with and supports other staff members in planning, scheduling, and developing the ministries of FBC.
  7. Supports the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and the Cooperative Program.
  8. Assists in the daily functions of FBC.
  9. Attends all scheduled staff meetings.
  10. Displays a spirit of Christian love, fellowship and harmony in all associations with the pastor, staff and the congregation.
  11. Participates in visitation and other ministerial opportunities as directed by the Pastor.


A. Sunday School and Preschool Extended Session

  1. Work with the Minister of Education to: a) Enlist Preschool and Children’s Division Directors through the Nominating Committee and assist the Division Directors in enlisting teachers. b) Provide regular and systematic training for teachers. c) Assure that the necessary literature, visual aids, equipment, resource persons, and other materials are obtained and available to teachers as needed.
  2. Provide encouragement and guidance for teachers in the preschool and children's departments.
  3. Plan, promote, supervise and evaluate the activities that will enhance the effectiveness of the preschool, children’s and family ministry.
  4. Through planning with Children’s Sunday school Directors, Children’s Sixth grade Sunday school teachers, and youth minister, oversee a “Preteen” Program for students in the sixth grade.
  5. Responsible for planning, preparation and leading of extended session preschool worship.
  6. Overall supervision of extended session teaching including the selecting of suitable materials, training and scheduling for each age level.

B. Mission & Outreach Programs

  1. Oversee VBS in planning, scheduling, enlisting and training teachers and follow-up.
  2. Work with Women’s Missionary Union Director in planning and promoting RA’s, GA’s and Mission Friends.
  3. Oversee children’s discipleship and community outreach programs

C. Spiritual Discipleship and Training

  1. Assist teachers in planning individual programs and provide opportunities for spiritual growth and teaching development.
  2. Plan and promote a year-round preschool/children’s program for both social and spiritual growth that could include such activities as: day camps, special Bible study, family retreats, fellowships, recreational activities, summer discipleship training, etc.
  3. Provide training for children who make professions of faith (ex. Children’s New Member class).
  4. Provide social, spiritual and parental support activities for “preteens” to prepare this group to enter the Youth Program.

D. Other Responsibilities

  1. Keep parents informed about educational programs and other events for preschoolers and children. Examples might include newsletters, quarterly parent meetings, etc.
  2. Assist Church Librarian in promoting and maintaining the existing preschool/children’s library.
  3. Prepare and submit an annual budget request for preschool and children’s program activities to the Finance Committee and administer it.
  4. Ensure that childcare is made available for all church services and other special events as deemed necessary by interviewing, screening and training for volunteers and paid staff.
  5. Comply with FBC Greeneville safety/security protocol and implement upgrades as necessary in conjunction with the security committee.

About First Baptist Church Greeneville

Thank you for your interest in our Director of Children and Family Ministries job opening.

First Baptist Church of Greeneville, Tennessee is a warm & welcoming church full of people who love to worship and serve our Lord Jesus Christ. We currently average around 550 people in worship each week split between two worship services on Sunday morning. The Director of Children & Family Ministries is responsible to develop a comprehensive plan to minister to the children of First Baptist Church and their families. The primary focus of the Director of Children and Family Ministries is to lead students and their families to develop a strong Christian faith in the Southern Baptist tradition by building and supporting teams of adult volunteers to teach, mentor and sustain ministry activities. These programs include Sunday School, pre-school extended session, Vacation Bible School, the nursery, RA, GA, Mission Friends, Mother’s Day Out program, children’s missions, and other activities that include children and their families.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and collaborative Director of Children and Family Ministries with a passion for discipleship among children (birth – grade 6) and their families. The Director will partner with parents, grandparents, and adult volunteers to help children experience God’s love and grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church Greeneville has an established children and family ministry in a large, vibrant congregation in Greeneville. This position will build on existing programs and expand the ministry to encompass holistic spiritual nurture of our children and families within the church and community. The Director of Children and Family Ministries will be part of a team that includes support personnel and volunteers. The work schedule will be a flexible 40 hours per week, with responsibilities on Sundays, some evenings, and some weekends.

To learn more about Greeneville, TN, First Baptist Church Greeneville, our job opportunities, please visit our website at: Career Page (

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
4 months ago
Greeneville, Tennessee

Baptist: SBC

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