Job Title: Associate Pastor of Family Ministry
Reports To: Lead Pastor, elders
Position Status: Full‐Time, Salaried
The role of the Associate Pastor of Families is to work in harmony with the Lead Pastor and elders to minister to and provide spiritual leadership for children, students, and families with children in the home so that they become disciples who make disciples.
- Oversee the regular planning and operation of children and youth ministry programming.
- Oversee recruitment, training, and scheduling of necessary volunteers for children’s and youth ministry programming.
- Serve as the primary vision-caster for volunteers of youth and children’s ministry, helping them utilize their giftings and skills as an act of worship.
- Minister to parents of children and youth by communicating well with them about the spiritual needs and cultural challenges of their children, and work with the Lead pastor and elders to help equip parents to make disciples of their children.
- Serve as the primary teacher of youth in at least one regularly scheduled weekly youth ministry setting.
- Lead the youth in developing a heart for others through missions by planning and facilitating mission and service opportunities for youth during extended school calendar breaks.
- Play a significant role in the planning and execution of VBS each summer.
- Assist in the management of social media outlets and overall web presence of WOBC.
- Serve as a primary person on stage for welcome, offering, communication and closing comments on Sunday mornings.
- Assist the Lead Pastor in emergency and ministry care of the members of the church. He should be in regular touch with the families of youth and children to know their needs.
- Annually prepare ministry budgets for ongoing and seasonal children’s and youth ministry plans. This includes maintaining good records of expenses and plans, exhibiting integrity and accountability.
- Prepare family ministries report to present (in print and verbally) at quarterly members meetings.
- Keep regular, scheduled office hours (to be determined in consultation with the Lead Pastor).
Job Skills and Requirements:
- Be a born-again, baptized believer in Jesus Christ, having a clearly expressible testimony of repentance and faith.
- Be spiritually mature, personally committed to Bible study, prayer, and other spiritual disciplines.
- Exhibit the characteristics found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 5-9.
- If married, he should exhibit a growing Christlike relationship with his wife.
- A personal expression of faith that aligns with the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.
- A love for the local church as the primary expression of Christ’s kingdom.
- A clear understanding of the Gospel and be comfortable communicating it in a conversational setting with people of all ages.
- High social and emotional intelligence and the ability to relate well to people of all ages.
- A clear call to ministry and be either ordained or qualified for ordination.
- At minimum a bachelor’s degree in a ministry related discipline from an accredited college or university or have a seminary degree from an accredited seminary in progress.
- Proven experience organizing and leading adult volunteers in ministry activities.
- Experience teaching the Bible in small and larger group settings.
- Experience working well with others on a staff or ministry team.
- A commitment to cooperative involvement in larger Baptist life (state, association, national).
Evaluation and Compensation:
The Associate Pastor of Families will file monthly reports to the Lead Pastor and, when requested, to the Elders, on ministry accomplishments and activities. With the Lead Pastor’s participation, the elders will conduct annually a performance evaluation and review of a compensation package.