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First Baptist Church Wichita Falls CHILDREN’S PASTOR Full Time

First Baptist Church Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls, TX



First Baptist Church Wichita Falls

Denomination: SBC (Southern Baptist Church)

Weekly Attendance:  2200

Location: Wichita Falls, TX

The Role: Children’s Pastor

Meet First Baptist Church Wichita Falls:

The First Baptist Church was started in 1883, when Rev. H. M. Burroughs moved from Henrietta and together with eight other people started First Baptist Church.

FBC, W.F. began expanding their Sunday morning worship offerings with the addition of a Contemporary Worship service in August, 2005. Through the years, other programs were added to further reach the community including Upward Sports and a revitalized Youth Ministry.

Under the leadership of the current pastor, Dr. Bob McCartney, two satellite campuses were formed. In 2010, The Church at Sheppard was launched with the aim to reach and minister to people in and around Sheppard Air Force Base. Not long after that, the West Campus was born and has grown into two worship services.

Pastor Bob has led the church to a greatly enhanced outreach to Midwestern State University. Our Missions outreach has extended beyond its former scope to now include work in St. Kitts and Romania as well as church planting in Utah.

First Baptist Church has been blessed with gifted pastors, staff, and members in these last 100-plus years.

About the Director of Children’s Ministries:

The Director of Children’s Ministry will oversee all programming/ministry for children from first through fifth grade. This includes Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights, Upward sports, summer programming, special events, etc. This person will have the duty of creating environments, activities, and programming for all children that will facilitate learning and encourage spiritual growth. Ministry to the parents of children is an essential aspect of the ministry. The children’s minister will encourage our volunteers to display a warm, secure, loving environment where Biblical truths are learned, Christian relationships are formed, and the unchurched are reached for Christ.

This is not just an office job; this is a ministry role within a team of individuals who love to serve people. It should be viewed as a mission field more than a job.

The Children’s Pastor Responsibilities Include: 

  • Prayerfully plan for the overall direction of the ministry
  • Communicate the vision of the Ministry to staff, volunteers, and families
  • Work with staff to plan an annual calendar of events and activities.
  • Manage an approved annual children’s budget.
  • Conduct regular children’s staff meetings and attend others as required.
  • Oversee the Parent-Child new believers’ class periodically throughout the year.
  • Conduct parent and family training as needed.
  • Conduct a Vacation Bible School that emphasizes a growing relationship with Christ.
  • Recruit strong leaders who have a passion to minister to children and their families.
  • Provide training for all staff and volunteers.
  • Keep up with ministry trends and develop new ideas and strategies to implement.
  • Find creative ways to effectively communicate ministry events and activities.
  • Interact with children’s families on a regular basis.
  • Maintain prompt communication through text, e-mail, phone calls, letters, and cards to volunteers, staff and parents.
  • Provide effective outreach to guest children and their families.
  • Must be willing to establish performance measurements and be accountable for expected results.
  • Ensure that appropriate safety and security measures are in place and fully utilized.

What You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Director of Children’s Ministries:

Education & Experience

  • Postgraduate seminary training or early childhood education, preferred
  • 10+ years of related experience or the equivalent, preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to change and adapt to work in a dynamic, growth-oriented environment
  • Must be skilled in personal evangelism and be a personal soul-winner
  • Must have the ability to recruit, train, and empower volunteers as well as lead a paid children’s ministry staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as strong organizational skills are essential
  • Able to submit to the spiritual authority of the Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Pastor of Education

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • Must be a believer of Jesus Christ and demonstrate a Christ-like attitude in performing all work in order to exalt our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
  • Must be called by the Holy Spirit to serve as a minister of children and trained in that capacity
  • Must be highly ethical and able to process and protect highly sensitive information
  • Action- and goal- oriented
  • Works well with a team, required
  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with others

What it’s Like to Live in Wichita Falls, TX: 

Wichita Falls is a hidden gem in the Lone Star State. It sits as the 38th most populous city in Texas, yet it maintains that small city feel. Some may visit the city to explore its scenic trails at Lake Wichita, take a walk through the Depot Square historic district, or to canoe down the Trinity River. The city has something for everyone! As a conservative area with many kid’s recreational activities, as well as a city of solid churches, Wichita Falls is a great place to raise a family!

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