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 First Baptist Church of Camilla

Children’s Minister/Director

Position Description January 2023

The Children’s Minister/Director oversees all children’s ministries (i.e., RAs, GAs, Mission Friends, Children’s Sunday School, and Children’s Church) reaching children ages birth to 5th grade. This ministry position includes oversight to paid workers and volunteers serving in preschool and nursery areas with the sole purpose of leading all children to a foundational authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.


Part-time position approximately 30 hours per week
Salary compensation is based on education, training and experience. Compensation includes 1 week vacation per year after the first 6 months of employment and 2 weeks annually after 3 years of employment.

Working Condition

     ●  Work at church as well as other sites (i.e., camp, mission trips, etc)

     ●  Work at church services, additional planning hours, office and event planning hours

Education and Experience

     ●  Must have a minimum of an Associates Degree or equivalent experience of 4+ years

     ●  Must have a minimum of 2 years working with children


     ●  Must be a born again believer and follower of Christ

     ●  Must possess sound beliefs and doctrine, moral character beyond reproach, and Godliness in conduct

     ●  Must possess the ability to make decisions, have vision, passion, as well as be creative and energetic

     ●  Competent in leadership abilities to include organization, delegation, administration, and interpersonal relationships

     ●  Ability to work well with parents, volunteers, church staff, and children

     ●  Must complete a comprehensive background check through Ministry Safe Program

     ●  Must have effective oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to interact with many different individuals in a professional           manner

     ●  Must be self motivated with a teaming approach including the ability to motivate volunteers through common sense and strong negotiation           skills

     ●  Strong problem solving skills and ability to handle stress well

     ●  Demonstrates the ability to recruit and coordinate volunteers

     ●  Must be familiar with various computer software packages including Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, Excel, social media, and                         communication apps

     ●  Be familiar with and support the Baptist Faith and Message, 2000 Edition

     ●  Must be or become an active member in good standing of First Baptist Church of Camilla

Duties and Responsibilities

The Children’s Minister/Director, with input from the Pastor, will oversee the ministries developed for the children of First Baptist Church and its community including Sunday mornings and evenings, Wednesday nights, summer programming, special events, etc. This will include birth through 5th grade, including but not limited to the following duties:

     ●  Develop and implement a comprehensive program of Christian development and education for children beginning at birth and continuing               through grade 5

     ●  Develop ministries, from a Biblical perspective, that are creative, exciting, innovative and relevant to the children and families of the church

     ●  Develop and implement a Children’s Church program during the morning worship hour

     ●  Work with ministry leadership to recruit leaders and volunteers for ministry positions in the children’s ministries to include Sunday School,             Nursery Leaders, Mission Friends, GA’s RAs, VBS, Children’s Choir, and other ministries as they are identified and developed

     ●  Lead in the evaluation of the Children’s ministry program on an annual basis with all Children’s ministry leaders and senior church staff

     ●  Along with other administrative staff, provide leadership and shepherding for the children’s ministry leaders and volunteers

     ●  Create a safe, positive, nurturing, and age-appropriate learning environment for every child

     ●  In coordination with the administrative staff, help facilitate the safety process (applications, background checks, etc.) for the recruitment of           leaders and  volunteers

     ●  Partner with parents in the ongoing task of raising children to love and serve the Lord

     ●  Work with the Pastors to conduct and/or plan training opportunities for Children’s Ministry leaders and volunteers

     ●  Evaluate and inspect equipment, supplies, and space for Children’s Ministry and conduct periodic safety and cleanliness inspections of all                 spaces and equipment

     ●  Work with Pastor and other administrative personnel to develop an annual budget and manage funds for the fiscal year, including special               offerings/projects such as Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, etc.

     ●  Work closely with all ministry areas and Pastors to coordinate the annual Children’s Department calendar

     ●  Work with organization leaders to coordinate an outreach program for the children’s department and lead workers to visit prospects and                 absentees

     ●  Attend church staff meetings and report in church business meetings

     ●  Be willing to work with other ministry areas as needed

Work Relationships

     ●  Performs under the general supervision of the Pastor

     ●  Accountable to and evaluated annually by the Pastor and/or Personnel Ministry Team

     ●  Maintains good working relationships with the church staff and volunteers

     ●  Coordinates closely with the church staff to accomplish all facility administrative requirements related to Children’s Ministry

All Resumes need to be sent to:

© First Baptist Camilla | 27 E Broad Street/PO Box 414 | Camilla , Georgia 31730 | PH: (229) 336-0271 | FAX: (229) 336-2734