Minister with Children & Families

Second Baptist Church – Downtown Little Rock is a progressive church seeking to hire a Minister with Children and Families. The Minister with Children and Families is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and care to children of Second Baptist Church (2BC) from birth to fifth grade and their families. This full-time job will primarily consist of children’s ministry, but will also include other responsibilities as the candidate’s gifts match the congregation’s needs. We will also accept applicants who are interested in only the children’s ministry role in a part-time capacity (approximately 30-hours per week). We welcome candidates with experience in early childhood education and/or early childhood faith formation and can leverage their expertise in special needs accommodations and strategies for classroom engagement and management. Resumes should be submitted to Rev. Brittany Stillwell, bstillwell@2bclr.com, and will be accepted through July 15.

Job Description

 

Ministry with Children and Families

Work with all the children of the church (birth-5th grade), their families, and volunteers to build a community where all children have a place to belong and feel safe to be who they are by:

      • Coordinating fun community-building activities throughout the year (Fall Fest, Easter Egg Hunt, Back to School Bash, etc.)
      • Celebrating important milestones (Promotion Sunday, graduations, and other rites of passage);
      • Communicating regularly with children and parents;
      • Being present in the lives of the children and their families (attending extra-curricular activities, attending to pastoral care concerns, meeting for meals, etc.);
      • Being a resource and pastoral presence to families;

Work with the children, their families, and volunteers to create space for our kids to explore their faith and grow as disciples of Christ by:

      • Teaching Sunday morning Bible Study, as well as recruiting and equipping other teachers; researching and purchasing curriculum and maintaining a teaching schedule;
      • Planning and teaching a Wednesday night formation time, as well as recruiting and equipping volunteers.
      • Creating and leading other opportunities for discipleship throughout the year (Worship Our Way, camp, VBS, etc.)

Work with the church leadership to find ways for kids to act on their faith by getting involved in missions in their community and world by:

      • Planning and implementing opportunities for integration with current local and regional mission partners;

Work with the church leadership to create opportunities for kids to lead and engage in worship by:

      • Coordinating with the worship pastor to integrate kids into Sunday morning worship when appropriate;
Ministry to the Larger Congregation

Contribute to the Collaborative Efforts of the Pastoral Staff by:

      • Attending and contributing to weekly staff meetings;
      • Contributing to worship leadership (Pastoral prayers, reflections, communion leadership, baptism, readings, etc.);
      • Assisting in providing pastoral care to 2BC members as needed, particularly to children and families;
      • Other duties as assigned.

       

       

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