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Children and Young Families Pastor Full Time

Oakland Baptist Church

Corinth, MS



To apply or learn more click here: https://tss.chat/251111

Shepherd Staff is honored to be working with Oakland Baptist Church in Corinth, MS as they search for their next Children and Young Families Pastor. The Children and Young Families Pastor at Oakland will be entering a tremendous opportunity to shape and develop a ministry for massive future impact.

This church is looking to get younger and engage in the outreach of young families. This role will be a critical piece in that transition. The facilities are ready for updating and resources are poised and available to reshape it for a new season of ministry. It will require someone with vision, passion, and leadership to help propel Oakland Baptist into a new growth phase.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ and a passion for ministry to children. The candidate must affirm the doctrinal statement of our church.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred (e.g., Children’s Ministry, Christian Education, etc.).
  • Experience in children’s ministry leadership.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and maintain a positive perspective.
  • Basic computer software skills preferably Microsoft Office, Planning Center, ProPresenter, and ability to learn new tools quickly.


Program Development & Management:

  • Develop, implement, and oversee programs for nursery through sixth grade, including Sunday morning programs, Wednesday night programs, summer programs, and special events.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee programs for young families, especially those of nursery through sixth-grade children.
  • Coordinate with the Minister of Education to choose appropriate curriculums that align with the church’s values and beliefs.

Leadership & Team Building:

  • Recruit, train, and support children’s ministry volunteers.
  • Hold regular meetings to communicate the vision and encourage children to volunteer workers

Pastoral Care:

  • Provide pastoral care to children and their families, as appropriate.
  • Ensure all programs provide safe, age-appropriate activities and teaching.


  • Develop outreach programs to bring more children and young families into the church.
  • Collaborate with local schools and organizations for potential partnerships.Administration:
  • Manage the children’s ministry budget.
  • Ensure all children’s ministry staff and volunteers are properly screened and have undergone background checks.
  • Ensure that the child check-in system operates in a way that safeguards our children and works in cooperation with the overall security system of the church.
  • Oversee the nursery coordinator and nursery workers.
  • Maintain a strategy for reaching and assimilating new children and families.

To apply or learn more click here: https://tss.chat/251111

To apply for this job email your details to john@theshepherdsstaff.com

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