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Director of Children and Family Ministries

We are currently taking applications for a new director of children and family ministries.
Our goal is to have this new team member start November 1, 2021.

Position Summary
The Director of Children and Family Ministries (DCFM) is a full-time position responsible for investing in the children and youth of Pea Ridge Baptist Church and their parents/guardians on the journey to become mature followers of Jesus Christ. This individual leads our church’s ministries to families with children from birth to high school graduation and coordinates the integration of those families into the life of the church as a whole.

The DCFM is responsible for developing and maintaining a Christ-centered environment through which children and families grow to be disciples who walk with Jesus. This individual is a member of the church staff and reports directly to the pastor.

The DCFM must be a fully devoted follower of Jesus who has a committed spiritual life, is grounded in Scripture, demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit, and has a strong desire to work with members of the church. This individual must be able to create, lead, and grow well-rounded, biblically grounded ministries for families; recruit, train, and organize volunteers; and work successfully as a team member with other church staff and lay leaders.

The DCFM must have excellent organizational and developmental skills, have a caring nature, and be able to listen to and communicate successfully with a broad range of people, but particularly with young people.

  • Be present Sundays and Wednesdays to lead ministries and interact with kids and families.
  • Work with parents/guardians to help them disciple children.
  • Be prepared to teach/lead as needed.
  • Attend church council meetings as requested.
  • Attend church staff meetings and be prepared to report how God is working in the children and family ministries, as well as plans for the near future.
  • Develop a vision for children and family ministry (children K-12 and their families) that is consistent with the church’s vision.
  • Communicate this vision consistently to the church, to families involved in the ministry and to volunteers.
  • With input from the pastor, volunteers, and parents, choose and implement appropriate Bible curriculum for each age group.
  • Recruit, screen, train and retain volunteers for all ages (infant nursery, preschool, grade school, middle school, high school) with a focus on casting vision, team building, delegating, encouraging and challenging those involved in the ministry.
  • Develop and coordinate scheduling with volunteers to obtain a balance of consistency and time to recharge.
  • Work with volunteer teams to plan, organize and oversee special ministry events (examples: vacation Bible school, youth group events).
  • Lead efforts to reach unchurched and unsaved children, teens and families.
  • Maintain strong connections with the West Virginia Baptist Convention and the children and family resources it provides.
  • Coordinate Good News Club (after school Bible club) for elementary school children.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Experience and training in working with children, youth and families
  • Valid Driver’s License and able to drive van/bus (under 15 passenger)
  • Successful background check
  • Proficient with electronic communication and social media
  • Well organized and maintains neat workplace environment

Application Process
Submit a cover letter, resume and at least two references. This can be done by sending an email to or through the mail:
Pea Ridge Baptist Church
5945 East Pea Ridge Road
Huntington, WV 25705

$28,000 - $36,000 per year (final salary to be negotiated with the chosen candidate)

2 weeks paid vacation
5 sick days
7 holidays
Potential insurance benefits (benefits to be negotiated with the chosen candidate)

40 hours a week, which includes some evening and weekend hours, and weekday office hours.
(Current children’s ministry times are Sunday from 11 a.m.-Noon and Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Teen ministry time is Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m.)

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