Children's Pastor/Director

First Baptist Church on the Square

Job Description

Principal Functions: 

The mission of the Children’s Ministry at First Baptist on the Square is to direct children and their families to Jesus Christ and grow them spiritually. The Children’s Pastor/Director is responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth and development of children ages K through 5th grade. This includes curriculum selection, volunteer recruitment and development, classroom management, resourcing parents, and operational management necessary to ensure successful, continuously improving weekend children’s services, midweek children’s services, and periodic special events (VBS, etc.). Will work under the supervision of the Family Pastor in rhythm with First Baptist Church on the Square’s Family Ministry strategy, doctrine, mission, and vision.


Ministry Overview: 

Kindergarten through 5th grade children are motivated by fun, and are wondering if they have our attention, if they have what it takes, and if they have friends. The Children’s Pastor/Director engages the needs of K-5th graders and their families through fun-filled environments and special events that connect children to Biblical wisdom, God’s character, and God’s family. The Children’s Pastor/Director acknowledges and equips parents as the primary disciple-makers in their children’s lives, helping them grow in their devotion to Jesus Christ.

Training and Experience: 

•  Previous experience as a Children’s Pastor/Director or at least 4 years of experience working with children in a ministry capacity. 

•  Experience developing and delivering Bible-based messages tailored to children.

•  Experience in recruiting, scheduling, and managing staff/volunteers as well as staff/volunteer relations.

•  Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a related field. A Seminary degree is preferable, but not required. 


Specific Children’s Pastor/Director Responsibilities:


•  Encourage and equip every parent and guardian to be the primary disciple-maker in their own home.

•  Design innovative opportunities to help every parent stay connected to the church and make memories that will influence their child toward someday raising their own children in church

•  Energize FBC families and church members around children’s ministries.

•  Create a strategic plan to keep all programming and teaching Gospel-centered, relevant, and engaging for children.

•  Create an age-appropriate plan to engage kids in ministry and service opportunities.

•  Implement a system to recruit and develop Children’s Ministry volunteers, leaders, teams, and staff.

•  Train adult leaders to co-lead with teenagers.

•  Serve as the primary teacher for weekly children’s worship gatherings while developing a volunteer teaching team.

•  Manage group structure to connect children relationally with peers and leaders and to create support systems that help children thrive.

•  Be active at local schools investing in teachers and the administration.

•  Engage with community partners to reach children in the community for Christ and to provide ministry opportunities for children at FBC.

•  Manage budget and resources needed to make Children’s Ministry successful.

•  Adhere to and encompass the qualities and characteristics required of First Baptist Church on the Square employees, as defined by the Staff Handbook.

•  Perform other duties as assigned.

To apply email your resume with a cover letter and all social media links to [email protected].

About First Baptist Church on the Square

First Baptist Church on the Square is located in downtown LaGrange, Georgia, the county seat of Troup County. LaGrange is located an hour southwest of Atlanta, off I-85 near the Alabama State line. This unique point on the map allows easy access to the capital city of Georgia while retaining a leisurely, rural lifestyle. FBC had its beginnings on April 12, 1828 in a local home and was the vision of eleven founding members. Since that meeting long ago, the church has come to occupy a prominent place at the corner of Church and Broad Streets in downtown LaGrange. The campus currently includes the main sanctuary, Christian Family Life Center, Ida Cason Callaway Chapel, New Life Building, Child Development Center, and church office building. While the physical buildings are a great blessing, the heart of FBC is its people. For more information about FBC and LaGrange visit: and

Experience Required
1-5 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
2 months ago
LaGrange, Georgia

Baptist: SBC

Church Size
750-1,000 people

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