Associate Pastor/Director of Ministry to Children

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Associate Pastor/Director of Ministry to Children

Position Objective: The First Baptist Church of Collingswood, is seeking leadership for its ministry to children (age 0 to 5th grade).  We are looking for a person who possesses a deep faith, and a passionate commitment to engage and empower children, their families, and the extended church family in a cooperative effort to set children on the path to maturity in Christ.

Hours: Part time – 15-20 hours per week

Faith Qualifications

A clear and compelling testimony of faith in and love for Jesus, and a growing, personal relationship with Him.
Commitment to and compatibility with the mission, vision, and statement of beliefs of First Baptist Church of Collingswood.
Commitment to moral purity and Christian discipleship.
Although we are an American Baptist Church, affiliation with our denomination is NOT a prerequisite for this position.  We will consider any and all candidates who possess a firm commitment to Christ and otherwise fit the faith qualifications and abilities noted herein.


Able to articulate a philosophy of children’s ministry consistent with the position objective
Possess a heart for seeing children learn to follow Jesus
Proficiency in organization, communication, and interpersonal relationships
Understand the crucial role of both family and church family in the task of ministry to kids
Commitment to integrate children into the overall life of the church and connect them with the wider church family
Possess a missional mindset
Capacity to learn and grow as a leader
Exhibit passion and energy
A team player with a positive attitude
A self-starter
Commitment to working with church leadership to ensure that the children’s ministry glorifies God, remains biblically and theologically sound, and supports God’s vision for the local church.


Continue to grow in your relationship with Jesus through Bible Study, prayer and the practice of other spiritual disciplines.
Be a role model to children, families, and the church family by living a God-honoring life.
Lead, coordinate, and support ministry to children (age 0 through 5th grade), with the objective of teaching children to love and be loved by Jesus.  This will involve development of a children’s ministry that encourages and assists children to grow in the Gospel, experience shared community, and live missionally.
Connect and build relationships with parents and provide resources, guidance, and counseling to help them become involved in the children’s ministry and to take responsibility for the spiritual development of their children.
Connect and build relationships with the wider church family and involve them in the children’s ministry.
Help children begin to experience the life of the wider church; involve children in various aspects of church life.
Meet regularly with church leadership.
Coordinate activities with the Youth Pastor/Director when appropriate.
Be an ecumenical, missional presence in the community; connect with other children’s ministry leaders and kids in the community.
Report and be accountable to the Senior Pastor and Leadership Team.
Other duties as may be identified in coordination with the Senior Pastor and Leadership Team.

Work Hours, Vacation, and Salary

The typical expectation will be 15-20 hours per week (including Sunday mornings)
Two paid vacation weeks annually.
Salary commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience.

Church size: 101 - 150