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Minister to Families with Children Full Time

North Greenwood Baptist Church

615 Grand Blvd. Greenwood, MS, 38930



Principle Function:

The Minister to Families with Children is responsible to develop, promote, and implement a comprehensive program of discipleship for children from 4K through 6th Grade and their families.


  • An active and growing relationship with Jesus
  • A clear call to minister to children and families
  • A clear understanding of the gospel and an ability to communicate it to children
  • An understanding of childhood development and appropriate instructional methods
  • Experience working with elementary aged children
  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • The ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers
  • Seminary education preferred


  • Oversee all ministries for children ages 4K – 6th Grade – This includes Sunday School classes, Children’s Church, Wednesday Night Activities, Vacation Bible School, Camps, and Special Events.
    • Organize and distribute curriculum to volunteer teachers for Sunday and Wednesday activities
    • Research and purchase curriculum as needed
    • Purchase and organize supplies as needed to implement the curriculum
  • Create a welcoming, safe environment for the children of NGBC, including weekly maintenance of the following:
    • Ordering, stocking, and ensuring adequate levels of supplies
    • Disinfecting toys and furniture as needed.
  • Coordinate with other staff members to develop and implement the children’s portion of the overall plan of discipleship for the church.
    • Understand and implement age appropriate teaching methods and doctrinal truths
    • Train volunteers on the goals for each age group in the children’s ministry
    • Work closely with the Student Pastor to develop plans for transitioning students from the children’s ministry to the youth ministry.
  • Teach the gospel and guide new believers as they begin to follow Jesus
    • Make gospel proclamation central to the ministry to children
    • Facilitate regular classes for new believers as needed
    • Train and equip parents to share the gospel with their children and walk with them in their discipleship
  • Create opportunities for parents to disciple their children by connecting to the ministries of the church
    • Facilitate opportunities for Parental discipleship
    • Connect parents to the church through Sunday School and small groups
    • Train parents to disciple their children at home
  • Provide opportunities to connect church activities with parental discipleship
    • Create opportunities for the discipleship of children through church ministries
    • Develop age and gender appropriate small group discipleship opportunities for children
    • Recruit and train leaders for small group discussions
    • Connect parents to the ministry of the church in order to aid in their discipleship of their children.
  • Assist in the preparation and administer the budget for all Children’s Ministries.
    • Review yearly budget requests and update as needed
    • Maintain the Children’s Ministry budget throughout the year
  • Develop and implement a calendar of events as well as planning and promoting these activities.
    • Outside of weekly events, develop opportunities for outreach, discipleship, evangelism, and fellowship for children and their families.
    • Promote these events in order to allow parents to make plans to attend.
  • Supervise the enlistment, equipment, and evaluation of all workers needed in the Children’s Department.
    • Recruit volunteers as needed for children’s ministry activities.
    • Regularly evaluate and train volunteers
    • Work alongside volunteers to organize, plan, and promote children’s activities and events
  • When possible connect with children and families outside of normal church activities
    • Attend performances, athletic events, and community events to develop relationships with families and children in the church and in the community
    • Connect with local schools to reach new communities for the gospel
  • Personally and professionally grow as a follower of Jesus and minister of the gospel
    • Pursue continuing education as needed
    • Attend conferences, seminars, and workshops that focus on ministry to children and families
    • Maintain an active spiritual life through personal study of God’s Word, prayer, and fellowship with other believers.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with fellow staff members as you strive together for the gospel.
    • Attend staff meetings
    • Support all ministries of the church
  • Perform other duties as needed

About NGBC: 

North Greenwood Baptist Church is located in Greenwood, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta Region. On Sunday mornings, we have two worship services, one at 8:00 and one at 10:30. These two services are both blended in worship style. Sunday School classes for all age groups meet at 9:15. Nursery is offered during all services, and Children’s Church for grades 4K-2nd Grade meets during the 10:30 service. On Wednesday Nights, we have children’s and preschool choir, Midweek for kids, student worship, Prayer Meeting, and an Old Testament Survey class.

Currently, our staff consists of a full time Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Pastor to Families with Students, and a part time interim Worship Pastor. We are searching for a permanent Worship Pastor, a full time Minister to Families with Children, and a part time Preschool Director.

Our normal attendance on Sunday for both services is 350 with 175 attending Sunday School as well. On Sunday mornings, we will have ~30 in the children’s Sunday School classes, and Children’s Church will average ~15. Wednesday nights will see close to 40 children in our Midweek activities.

The community of North Greenwood offers opportunities for tremendous growth in these areas. Several elementary schools are within a few minutes of the church, and over half our city is unchurched. We desire to see families from all across our community come to know Jesus and connect to a local church.

To apply for this job email your details to jtroden4@gmail.com

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