job description

POSITION TITLE: Children’s Pastor or Director

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor


POSITION SUMMARY: Create, manage, and direct all aspects of Children’s Ministry {K-5 through 6th Grade with some occasional overlap to Pre-school & Nursery Age} which includes things such as: Sunday School and Children’s Worship, AWANA {during the school year} & Mid-Week Activities {summertime}, Kid’s Choir, UPWARD Sports Ministry, Special Events & Activities, Kid’s Camp & or VBS.


The Children’s Pastor or Director will:

  • Possess high-energy, be self-motivated, have solid leadership, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Believe in the importance of a vibrant Children’s Ministry as a means not only to serve God, but as a way to reach Children and their families with The Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Have the education, knowledge, experience, and skills to serve as a Children’s Pastor or Director in a local New Testament Church setting
  • Enjoy, and be capable of leading and working well with children, volunteers, staff members, and parents to manage the Children’s Ministry as a whole
  • Be able to lead under pressure – which means being flexible and able to make changes, corrections, and solve problems quickly as needed
  • Agree to criminal and personal background checks
  • Abide by all personnel policies of Battlefield Baptist Church



Employees of Battlefield Baptist Church will:

  • Endeavor to live a life filled with holiness, purity, loyalty, integrity, dedication, drive, and compassion
  • Be passionate for The Lord, His Work, His Word, and People
  • Possess a servant’s attitude towards God, the senior pastor, staff members, other volunteer leaders and team members, the church, and guests
  • Have an honest desire and ability to work as a team member and cooperate with others to meet ministry goals
  • Be punctual and attend all required events and activities as directed
  • Follow directions and the leadership of the senior pastor
  • Communicate openly, honestly, and frequently with senior pastor and other staff members about needs, concerns, and ideas for ministry improvement
  • Solve and resolve any and all ministry-related or personal problems in a practical and prompt Christ-like manner
  • Be in agreement with the Church’s Constitution & By-laws and Doctrinal Positions
  • Practice Biblical Stewardship in Every Area of Life



The Children’s Pastor or Director will:

  • Recruit, train, and lead all workers within the Children’s Ministry
  • Lead and manage all aspects of Children’s Ministry
  • Prepare and manage budget for Children’s Ministry
  • Encourage and support all workers to include the planning and training of such
  • Obtain, edit {when necessary}, and manage the distribution of curriculum, crafts, and supplies for Children’s Ministry
  • Schedule and coordinate the placement of ministry volunteer leaders and communicate with all leaders on a regular basis
  • Plan and support Children’s Special Events including marketing efforts— website, social media, print materials, etc.
  • Participate in church staff meetings as directed
  • Participate in church-wide outreach ministries {home visits, hospital visits, etc.} as directed
  • Communicate Children’s Ministry goals, objectives, and activities to the entire church family on a regular basis
  • Perform other duties to assist the overall Ministry Team in order to accomplish its mission as directed
  • Be personally growing spiritually and professionally; willing to learn and receive instruction
  • Preach, teach Bible studies, and speak {in general} as needed outside of Children’s Ministry
  • Assist in the Leadership Team for the UPWARD Sports Ministry as necessary



The Children’s Pastor or Director will:

  • Have a minimum of four years of experience within Children’s Ministry and/or Management of Children’s Ministry Programs {Required}
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree {Ministry Related is Preferred}
  • Hold basic computer skills and have a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office software


The Children’s Pastor or Director will receive:

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience level
  • Housing Benefit
  • Health Insurance Plan
  • Dental Insurance Plan
  • Personal Retirement Benefit Plan
  • Vacation

         - 0-5 years = 2 weeks {Only One Sunday a year}

         - 6-10 years = 3 weeks

         - 11+ years = 4 weeks

         {Scheduled time off must be requested and approved in advance}

  • Holidays Observed

         - New Year’s Day

         - Easter Monday

         - Memorial Day

         - Independence Day

         - Labor Day

         - Thanksgiving {2 days}

         - Christmas {2 Days}


  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of this particular job, and the level of work performed by employees holding this position.
  • This job description is in no way stating or implying that these are the only duties to be performed by any such employee. All employees of Battlefield Baptist Church are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform any other job-related duties as required or directed by their supervisor.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

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Please email completed resume, including cover letter and a minimum of three references, to Pastor Greg Corcoran at