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Elementary Director/Pastor Full Time

Purcellville Baptist Church

Purcellville, VA



Elementary (1st – 5th Grades) Director

The Elementary Director will provide direct oversight, administration, and spiritual guidance for the Elementary ministry (1st – 5th grades), of Purcellville Baptist Church, under the guidance of the Discipleship Pastor.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Discipleship Pastor.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Intentional development of ministry by
    • Determining activities for Elementary students on Sunday mornings
    • Determining activities for families of Elementary students during the week
  • Develop a team of volunteers to lead the Elementary ministry during all services on Sunday.
  • Attend church services regularly.
  • Implement curriculum that fits into the church-wide vision.
  • Oversee the recruitment of the necessary volunteer staffing for the Elementary ministry.
  • Schedule teachers as required and perform the teaching to back up the volunteer teaching positions.
  • Provide leadership and training for the various levels of volunteer staffing.
  • Provide ministry through counsel and prayer in accordance to the church’s teachings and practices to the parents/guardians of the Elementary students as needed.
  • Ensure adherence to all mandated child protection policies.
  • Ensure facility and equipment is maintained at a high level of safety and cleanliness.
  • Partner with and support church-wide events related to discipleship.
  • Play a main leadership role in annual ministry events.
  • Attending and participating in staff meetings.
  • Continue to receive spiritual training by attending the Weekly Staff Devotional and apply the teachings of the church to your life.
  • Community ministry involvement.
  • All other duties as assigned that further the mission and vision of Purcellville Baptist Church.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in fields of children ministry or education.
  • Previous experience in vocational ministry.

Qualification + Experience

  • Be a Spirit-led person of prayer committed to moving the Elementary ministry to abundant life in Christ.
  • Production of teaching material and curriculum.
  • Communication skills in various formats (digital, social media, interpersonal, etc).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Ability to monitor ministry under guidance of Discipleship Pastor.
  • Event coordination/planning.
  • Management of volunteers (coaching, recruiting, training, scheduling, and ministry needs).
  • Continual researching of other Ministry programs and spiritual trends.
  • Attending and participating in staff meetings.
  • Community ministry involvement.

Typical Week

  • Department ministry (at least 35 hours per week)
  • Staff Meetings (2 hours per week)
  • Community Ministry involvement (4 hours per week)


  • Ability to monitor safety of students while in care to be aware of surroundings and to identify safety issues before and when they occur.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations that may include providing CPR or contacting help.
  • Ability to remain stationary for extended periods of time while discipling, teaching, or waiting through a student event.
  • Ability to communicate with students and parents.

Salary Structure + Benefits

  • Position is exempt (Ministerial) for labor management purposes
  • Full Time with Benefits


If you are interested in being a part of a team that will help create and implement a new curriculum and culture with the PBC Elementary Ministry, please go to www.purbap.org/employment to fill out an application.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@purbap.org

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